Social events

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.

Club suppers

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):

Awards Dinner and Dance

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

Pub and social runs

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.

Fothcoming dates:

Hash runs

We occasionally take part in Hash Runs with local running clubs, usually followed by a BBQ or pub meal.

Club Championship and BBQ

24th June

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.

Club Championship further details

New Forest 10 - camp and run

Farnham Runners group at the Brockenhurst park run

Held over the weekendy, the Brockenhurst parkrun (photo above from the 2015 weekend) is on Saturday and the New Forest 10 on Sunday!

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

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.

"Not a mountain marathon" (NAMM)

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.

Club Handicap

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.

Club Handicap further details

Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Fun Run

16th DecemberSanta icon

Our annual social fun run around Farnham in December - fancy dressed for the festive season with stops for mince pies, drinks and carols.

Press release for 2019 run