Running is one of the most popular activities taking place on the Commons, from keen amateurs to professional athletes, running alone or with one of the several clubs that use the Commons regularly, or indeed are based on the Commons.
The Commons also play host to organised running clubs and societies, as well as charity runs and school cross country races.
Clubs using the Commons include:
- Belgrave Harriers
- Hercules Wimbledon
- South London Harriers
- Thames Hare & Hounds
- The Veterans Athletic Club (VAC)
- Wimbledon Windmilers, who can be identified by their Windmill logo, have met at the Windmill every Sunday since the club was founded in 1980.
- South London Orienteers & Wayfarers (SLOW) hold regular events on The Commons.