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Advertising & sponsorship opportunities…

on the UK's fastest growing, independent social media site dedicated to runners of all abilities.

To request our media pack please contact or call 07718 424519

The Running Bug presents a unique opportunity for brands, charities, events & retailers, enabling you to engage with our passionate running community at the perfect time. We offer a range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities to suit every commercial goal and budget.

  • Our members and site visitors are active UK runners
  • 85% run between 1-6 times per week
  • We now have over 145,000 members, increasing at a rate of over 7,000 per month
  • Over 155,000 unique visitors per month viewing an average of over 6.5 pages per visit

Advertising opportunities

We cater for a good range of advertising units to suit your proposed campaign, please check our ratecard below for sizes. We deliver executions in: GIF, Flash, Dynamic HTML, Interstitial Ads, Superstitial Ads, and Transitional Ads. Rich media formats enable advertisers to enhance the interactivity and creativity of their advertising executions and can also be used within all advertising types.


We can help you produce some of the most effective solutions for your brand in online media, enabling you to develop long-term relationships with targeted content.

Section specific banner advertising with Leaderboard, MPU and Skyscraper advertising opportunities – enabling you to target the area of greatest importance to your brand.

Inclusion in our member newsletter – sponsorship, product placement, banners - which is sent to our rapidly growing list of over 120,000 email subscribers! We also have over 90,000 members who are happy to hear direct from third party brands!

Social media sponsorship – your brand at the heart of our community in the forums and other community areas of the site

Site sponsorship, editorial features, member of the month, competitions, reviews, advertorial & user feedback

Furthermore, we can build a tailored bespoke campaign including a combination of the above.

Advertising space and campaigns on The Running Bug are typically booked well in advance so please contact us now:

Brands and Media Agencies please email or call 07718 424519

Charities and Events please email or call 07718 424520

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