Run Dem Crew is inspired by a desire for self improvement. It’s a safe space where like minded young creatives meet and exercise in a positive environment.

Charlie Dark

Founder Run Dem Crew (

DJ, poet and writer Charlie Dark founded Run Dem Crew in 2007 as the gutsy antithesis to a traditional running club. The whole ethos of Run Dem Crew was conceived to challenge perceptions, elitism and create a united collective who all love to run together.

Today Run Dem Crew has grown from a casual jog around the neighbourhood in the dark to a global creative and inclusive community. Run Dem Crew champions young people; providing mentoring and advice and the chance to explore London (and cities worldwide).

The power of Run Dem Crew lies in its ability to provide connection in a disconnected world. It’s grown at a voracious pace since its inception in 2012 from a network of 5 urban run crews to thousands across the world and an influential global movement.

Why we love working with Charlie

Charlie set about building a creative, inclusive global community and did it. His mentoring scheme provides vital opportunities and life-changing advice to young people across London.

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