We have a variety of annual, regular and one-off social events throughout the year - not all involving running!
Note: social events are only open to club members unless stated. Watch this page for confirmation and dates of forthcoming events.
These usually take place on the last Wednesday of the month after training.
The Club supper evening, if based at the club house, is often where we get to try out our fellow club members' cuisine. (If you want to volunteer to try out your cooking skills please contact our Social Secretary).
Club supper evenings can also include training runs from local pubs and other establishments.
Forthcoming dates (some details to follow):
- 26th February: Curry at club house.
- 25th March: Albion pub run. Meet at the Albion 7pm for usual run. Followed by food at the pub which needs to be pre-ordered. Invite will go out nearer the time with menu choice.
- 29th April
- 20th May (3rd Wednesday): AGM and fish and chips night. Meeting at the Seale and Sands RBL 7pm for a run then back for AGM and fish and chips (must be pre-ordered).
- 24th June: Club Championship at the club house. Paella.
- 22nd July (3rd Wednesday)
- August: no club supper
- 30th September
- 21st October (3rd Wednesday): Halloween fancy dress run. Frensham brewery, curry and pint night.
- 25th November
We hold our Annual Club Dinner and Dance at the beginning of each year. The evening includes food, dancing and presentations of awards and trophies for the previous year.
The 2020 awards evening was held on Saturday 8th February at the The Hogs Back Hotel and Spa.
Read about our previous Awards Dinners
We go out to a 'not so local' pub or location to run in a new area followed by some food. Runs of different distances and speeds are organised.
- 1st March: Sunday Seale social run. Meeting at the tearooms 9.30 for a social 6 miles run followed by tea/coffee/cake/scone at the tearooms
- 7th June: Sunday social run - details to follow
We occasionally take part in Hash Runs with local running clubs, usually followed by a BBQ or pub meal.
The Club Championship is held annually at the end of June and is followed by a BBQ with drinks available from the Club House bar. The race is only open to Club members but family and friends are welcome to the BBQ.
A group of Farnham Runners (plus families and friends) often camp for the weekend (one or two nights), and some come just for the day. We usually camp at the Long Meadow Campsite, Brockenhurst, which should be booked directly mentioning Farnham Runners.
Race the Train is an annual cross country running event held in August that takes place in Tywyn, Mid Wales.
The race is organised by Tywyn Rotary Club, and attracts runners from all over the world. In the main event, runners compete to beat a steam train on the preserved Talyllyn Railway over a distance of 14 miles or 10K. Spectators are able to ride on the train and shout encouragement/abuse at passing runners.
A group of Farnham Runners (plus families) often camp for the weekend. Not confirmed for 2020.
Held some years, the NAMM is a treasure hunt style event that takes place over a weekend with an overnight stop at a local campsite and can be walked or run, either as a family or as a team. A map, pens and sheets with clues and grid references are provided. Once teams have plotted the locations on to the map, they can choose which of the clues they try to answer as they make their way to the campsite.
This annual race for fun in fancy dress is held around Christmas / New Year and is your chance to run against and perhaps beat those 'racing snakes' on more even terms! It is followed by mulled wine and mince pies and the 'draw' for the Farnham Runners London Marathon places.
Our annual social fun run around Farnham in December - fancy dressed for the festive season with stops for mince pies, drinks and carols.