Background: Running and walking have been looked for the elderly who, through sports, look for keeping or improving their quality of life. The aging process influences directly the
elderly with the social environment they are inserted in, producing psychosocial adjustments or changes. The proposed work had as main goal to investigate and analyze if through regular attendance to
the running club classes the elderly would show effective improvement in the following aspects: interpersonal relationship, autonomy to work on daily life tasks, quality of life and stress level
Methods: It was used for the qualitative research an interview semi-structured, applied to the 33 attending elderly in the running club groups at SESC Thermas of Presidente Prudente.
After collecting their data, it was used content analysis technique to analyze the results found.
Results: The results show that regarding the interpersonal relationship with other people, friends, family members and other students, 100% of the elderly affirmed to have improved.
Regarding the daily life tasks (ADVs) such as walking, grabbing objects, getting in the car and household chores, 89.82% show to have started feeling more capable of performing such activities; 88.23%
show to have improved their quality of life; 87.5% of their answers show that their stress level control in random day-by-day situations have also improved.
Conclusions: The psychosocial aspects are directly affected and improved by attending the club classes, which highlights the importance of the continuity theory relation, describing
the aging process as just another milestone to be lived by the individual, in a way to continue to interact with the environment and the world and the theory of physical activity being so important
for the elderly to keep active physically and also create a daily habit, living the practice of considered social activities.