Most Active County
Most Active County (MAC) is a unique partnership of local authorities, public sector bodies, the voluntary sector and private companies in Suffolk which has been established to begin to turn the tide of inactivity. Find out more about MAC
The MAC partnership has been responsible for bringing many large and small scale, mass participation events to the county, characterised by a programme of activity wrapped around them to encourage and inspire people to be active.
The Outreach programmes offer Suffolk residents the opportunity to get active through progressive programmes of training and support, with the goal of taking part in one of these events.
If you are currently inactive (doing less than 30 minutes activity per week) and would like to learn more about the opportunity to participate in one of the programmes – follow the links below.
Read more about the experiences of previous participants here.
We look forward to welcoming you onto one of the programmes and supporting you to make a positive difference to your health and wellbeing.
Would you love the opportunity to make a positive change to your lifestyle?
The Great East Run Outreach programme is a unique challenge for up to 25 adults in Suffolk who are currently inactive and over the age of 18, to take part in a progressive programme of training and support to help you get physically active.
The goal is to then take part in the Great East Run on 26 September 2021, alongside an estimated 4,000 participants.
Due to Covid-19 guidelines and timeline for opening swimming pools we are unable to deliver the Great East Swim Outreach Programme 2021.
We apologise for any disappointment and will hopefully be in a position to run the programme again in 2022. Apprilactions will be open in December.
The event itself is still going ahead on 19 June.
Read more and link to the John West Great East Swim below.
If you’re looking for inspiration, tips and ideas on how to become and stay more active – you’ll find lots of help over on our Keep Moving Suffolk website.
Moving more isn’t just good for our physical health, it’s good for our mental health too. It can help to improve moods, help us to sleep better, manage stress and anxiety, improve self esteem and help us connect with others.
“This programme has had such a positive impact on my life, in lots of areas. I feel so much fitter and stronger, and way more confident to go out and exercise with others in the future. It has made me realise that even 30 mins of time spent walking/jogging/running has a big positive influence on how I feel mentally. I know this is just the start for me, and I am looking forward to the future with exercise as part of my life.
Claire, programme participant 2019
“Without the programme I would not have had the motivation to run during the very hot summer, so would not have entered the half marathon. Without the coaches I would not have had the self belief that I would be able to complete a half marathon. Running with the group also made me realise how many opportunities there are in and around Ipswich to run off road”
Elfreda. programme participant 2019