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Tinder Team Up With Runna to Launch Free ‘SoleMates’ Run Club Series

Tinder and personalised running coaching app, Runna, have coupled up to launch SoleMates Run Clubs, a series of free runs in London. 

With ‘running’ trending as one of the top Tinder profile tagged Interests, and with activity-based dates seeing huge growth in popularity, singles across the capital will be able to get feet and hearts racing at one of the SoleMates sessions taking place across three weeks from 12 June 2024. 

Designed to bring singles together for a fun IRL dating experience, the run clubs will take place in June and July across a number of Central London locations. Each session will see a 5k run led by Runna at a casual, chatty pace to encourage attendees to meet new people or meet with a Tinder match over the shared interest. 

London’s Tinder users can book their spot on the SoleMates Run Clubs using the in-app ‘Swipe Card’ feature. The runs are suitable for a range of abilities and those attending the runs solo, without a Tinder match, will be paired with like-minded runners with a similar level of previous running experience to ensure they have a chance to chat and explore personalities as well as pace. 

Once runners cross the finish line, they will be hosted at a post-run social where they will have the opportunity to get to know their fellow runners a little better, exploring any sparks that fly over drinks and nibbles. Co-branded goodie giveaways will also be on offer. 

Laura Wilkinson-Rae, Senior Communications Director from Tinder, comments: “With the nights getting longer, and many young singles ditching the classic dinner date, the SoleMates Run Clubs allow young singles to enjoy an IRL date with a difference. What is guaranteed is that heart rates will rise.”

Ben Parker, Co-Founder & Head Coach at Runna, added: “It’s been incredible to see the love for running spread across London, with so many amazing new run clubs, enriching local communities. With our passion for running, we are thrilled to be teaming up with Tinder for the SoleMates Run Clubs and can’t wait to welcome runners down to the event and hopefully help build some great new connections!”

The Tinder x Runna SoleMates Run Clubs will take place on:

  • Wednesday 12 June, 2024 – Clapham – The Stonhouse (165 Stonhouse Street London SW4 6BJ), 6pm arrival for a 6:30pm kick-off around Clapham Common
  • Wednesday 19 June, 2024, Central London (TBC), 6pm arrival for a 6:30pm kick-off 
  • Wednesday 17 July, 2024, Location TBC, 6pm arrival for a 6:30pm kick-off (location to be confirmed nearer the time)

Runners looking for a SoleMate can book onto the first SoleMates Run Club session here.

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