the activity or sport of running [↪ jogging]:
Did you go running this morning?
New facilities include a pool and a running track.
the process of managing or organizing a business, home, organization etc:
Brian took over the day-to-day running of the company while his father was away.
He praised the smooth running of the election.
to have some hope or no hope of winning a race or competition:
Who's in the running for the world title this year?
4 British English informal
to be the person who makes most of the suggestions in a relationship, plan, activity etc