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 is where we get to try out our fellow club members' cuisine.

Next club supper: 29th November.

If you want to volunteer to try out your cooking skills at any of these evenings, please contactour Social Secretary.

Pub runs

We go out to a 'not so local' pub to run in a new area followed by some food. Runs of different distances and speeds are organised.

Next run: Halloween Run and Supper, Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm.

A spooky night of running, some surprises and supper!

A run in Alice Holt Forest followed by a delicious (but rather unusual) supper at the Hare and Hounds, Rowledge.

Menu choices :

£9 per person.

Please let us know if you will be joining us (suitably dressed for this spooky occasion) and what you would like to eat by emailing georgiwelch@me.com

Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Fun Run

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

This year's Mince Pie Run will be on Wednesday 20th December.

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.

The 2017 Club Handicap will be on Sunday 7th January 2018.

Club Handicap further details

Annual Awards Dinner and Dance

Saturday 24th February 2018

The Village Hotel
Pinehurst Road
Farnborough
GU14 7BF

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About the evening

We hold our Annual Club Dinner and Dance near the beginning of each year. The 2017/18 evening, open to members, their families and friends, includes a complimentary drink, 3 course dinner, awards and trophies for the previous year, disco, photo-booth and entertainment.

The theme for the evening is "Masquerade" so get out your posh frocks and black ties and hide behind your mask!

We will be supporting Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice on the evening with 10% of the bar takings being generously donated by The Village Hotel and a raffle with an array of spectacular prizes.

The club subsidises the cost of the ticket which brings the cost down to just £25 per head. Booking details have been emailed to all club members.

Read about our previous Awards Dinners

Hash runs

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

"Not a mountain marathon" (NAMM)

Held most 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 Championship and BBQ

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 a weekend in July, the Brockenhurst parkrun (photo above from the 2015 weekend) is on Saturday and the New Forest 10 on Sunday! We camp for one or two nights, and some come for the day. All members, family and friends are welcome. 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) camp for the weekend. Contact Matt Dellar for details.