About Us


Coronavirus – Our response -Please click on link

Who and what are we?

Bude RATs (Running and Tri) is an amateur running club, based in the beautiful North Cornwall seaside town of Bude and has been in existence since 2008.

We support runners and tri-athletes at all running levels to achieve their wishes and goals whether it is simply to become healthier and fitter in their lives or complete a particular challenge or race.  We do this through a positive, inclusive, friendly and encouraging environment.

We are accredited to both UK Athletics (UKA) (England Athletics (EA)) and the Association of Running Club (ARC) and, locally, we are part of the Cornwall Road Running Group and Active Cornwall.  See below ref 2020 accreditation with EA.

We have both a Senior and a Junior Section, and more information can be found in the various pages of our website.

We organise two multi-terrain races – the Bude Lifeboat Run and the Bude Pirate Run (click the links for more details).

More information about our Club kit and our new online Club kit shop can be found via this link

Membership for the year starting 1st April 2021 have been discussed by the Committee and a new membership form has been published.  It can be found here.

If you wish to be affiliated and accredited with England Athletics as an individual athlete, please contact the Membership Secretary (info@buderats.co.uk) as that application needs to be completed by June 2021.  The benefits and advantages for adding England Athletics (EA) to your membership is given in this diagram found here.

Training Nights – Tuesdays and Thursday at 18:30

Under normal circumstances, we meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 18:30 at the Bude Cricket Pavilion.
Come along and join us.  Click here for additional information —> Details

And yet at present, under the Coronavirus restrictions we are not open although private runs are being advertised though our Facebook page and you can contact the organiser via that channel if you would like to join.  (Please remember each group is limited to a Leader + 5)

New to Running ? Want to Start Running Again ?

We run regular starter groups, several times a year. A great way to get back into
or start running. No experience necessary.
0-5k – Suitable for absolute beginners, all welcome.
The Next Starter group will be likely late Autumn/Winter, please email to register interest

New Beginner Group

Contact a member of the Committee about this on info@buderats.co.uk for more information. 

For the VERY latest information,
Visit us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/groups/179101228772121/
Or Twitter here: www.twitter.com/BUDERATS

On Holiday in Bude and fancy a run?-Please come and join us as our guest!


Rats have a Junior club! Please click the link at the top of the page or Search for Bude Rats Juniors on Facebook!

To make contact with our Junior team, please email us on : buderatsjuniors@hotmail.co.uk