FAQs & Participation Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Running Amman?

    Running Amman is a free and inclusive outdoor fitness movement that is open for anyone to join regardless of age, size, shape, gender, ethnicity, or fitness level. Our runs attract hundreds of runners every week, from all nationalities and walks of life. From first-time runners to professional ones. From residents and nationals who have lived their entire life in Jordan, to tourists who are here for just a day.

    Running Amman aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for all runners to connect, engage and empower one another all while exploring the natural and urban spaces, and supporting the local businesses in Jordan.

  • When do your group runs take place?

    We run 3 times a week: Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Friday mornings. Our runs are open for anyone to join regardless of age, size, shape, gender, ethnicity, or fitness level. If you are under 18 years old, you must be accompanied by a parent the first time you join. You can find our full group runs schedule here

  • Where do your group runs take place?

    We host our runs in various spots across Amman. We’re at King Hussein Park on Monday, and in Abdoun on Wednesdays. Every Friday, we switch it up between several neighborhoods, currently including Weibdeh, Jabal Amman, Abdoun, Sweifyeh, and Um Uthaina. Our runs are free to join and open to all levels. Check out our group runs schedule to book your spot

  • Who can join and what fitness level is required?

    We welcome everyone and anyone regardless of fitness level. We run at an easy conversational pace, that is different for almost everyone, so your pace is ok. Our members range from professional athletes to recent couch potatoes that decided to do something about their fitness. Most of our runs are scalable and are designed to encourage constant progress and improvement.

    If this is your first time joining, we’ll discuss your fitness level during our onboarding and recommend the appropriate runs for you.

  • How much does it cost?

    Our groups runs are free.

  • How long are the runs?

    Mondays and Wednesdays are usually in 5.5 km loop, our Friday runs vary but average around 8km. Most routes can be shortned or lengthened according to your fitness level.

  • What is the pace?

    All of our runs are at what we would like to call Sexy (Easy) pace. We do not have pace groups, although they tend to form organically. It’s usually around 5 min/km in the front and around 7min/km in the back. Don't worry if you are slower than that, run at your own pace, run leaders typically circle back to ensure everyone is on course.

  • How do I join?

    You will need to book a spot at one of our runs in order to join. It’s simple, just fill in the form and we’ll get in touch with you one day before the run to confirm your spot.

Participation Rules

Running Amman is a safe place for all. We are incredibly proud of the inclusive community we have built, and are continuously working towards bettering ourselves by putting our participants' ease and safety at the forefront of all of our events. Harassment, sexual, verbal or otherwise, of any participant at any of our events will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from Running Amman. No person is exempt from this protocol.

By attending any of our events, you acknowledge that you will abide by Running Amman Code of Conduct and will endeavor to promote a good image of Running Amman and its participants.

  • I will behave sensibly and with consideration for participants at all times. I will respect the individual boundaries of all Running Amman members and understand that harassment, assault and any form of misconduct will not be tolerated and might result in censure or expulsion.
  • I will respect the residents and shops in the neighborhoods where Running Amman activities take place.
  • I will respect the environment and will endeavor to leave outdoor spaces better than I have found them.
  • I acknowledge that Running Amman is not a platform for advertising or promoting products or events, except when such activities have been prearranged and sanctioned by the leadership team.
  • I will follow the rules and will not argue with or disobey the instructions given by the run leaders.
  • I understand that all members take equal responsibility for ensuring no runners are left behind at the back of the group and that faster runners should loop to the back of the group when requested by a run leader.
  • I acknowledge that if I experience, or witness any unwanted, uninvited or offensive treatment from other members in the group, I will notify a member of the leadership immediately.