Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Running Amman, who can join?

    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 organize 3 group runs every week, our runs are free and open for anyone to join. If you are under 18 years old, you must be accompanied by a parent the first time you join.

  • How much does it cost?

    Our groups runs are free.

  • Who can join and what fitness level is required?

    We welcome everyone and anyone regardless of fitness level. 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 call and recommend the appropriate runs for you.

  • Who can’t join?

    The following rules are meant for safeguarding the running community and ensuring their safety, please do not join the run if you have:

    • Tested positive for COVD-19, in the past 14 days regardless of whether you have symptoms or not.
    • Recently traveled to Jordan from a COVID-19 high risk area.
    • Have cold symptoms, fever or generally not feeling well.
  • 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.

  • Why are spot reservation required?

    The current government COVID-19 safety guidelines impose restrictions on the number of people at gatherings. Spot reservations help us ensure that no run will exceed that number.

    To accommodate all runners interested in joining Running Amman. We organize multiple groups in different locations at the same time.

  • I have been vacinated must I wear a mask?

    Yes, wearing a mask is required during the group assembly and at any large gathering.

    Our goal is to ensure our runs are safe for runners and the community. While vaccination protects from having adverse symptoms, it does not ensure you cannot get infected. Not everyone has taken or can take the vaccine (allergies, age, disease, etc.), so let's do out best to protect them.

Participation Rules

Rule 1: Respect the Running Amman Code of Conduct

Respect your fellow runners and their individual boundaries. We do not tolerate harassment, assault, or any form of misconduct.

Rule 2: Do not show up without receiving a confirmation for your spot.

We're trying to keep the runs limited to a specific number of runners and would appreciate your cooperation. Please do not come to the run without receiving a confirmation.

Rule 3: Follow the instructions of your leader/team captain.

We do our best to keep rules and instructions to a minimal, please follow and instructions given by your run's leader.

Rule 4: Follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines

  • Do not come to the run if you are feeling sick or unwell or exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 as specified by the Ministry of Health.
  • Wear your face mask properly covering both mouth and nose, during the assembly period and large gatherings. You're free to take it off once we start running.
  • Maintain a social distance and avoid any physical contact with others. No handshakes, no hugs, no kisses, no high fives, etc.
  • Do not switch out groups or neighborhoods unless you receive confirmation from the organizers. Please refrain from gathering in other groups' designated areas.