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 is where we get to try out our fellow club members' cuisine.
Forthcoming club suppers:
- Wednesday 24th July - Hash run from the Bluebell pub in Dockenfield - see details below.
Note this is the 3rd Wednesday in July not the last.
If you want to volunteer to try out your cooking skills at any of these evenings, please contact our Social Secretary.
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.
Wednesday 24th July - Hash run from the Bluebell pub in Dockenfield
Meeting at the Bluebell pub at 7pm for a social Hash Run, where the faster runners do the legwork!
Followed by food at the pub.
Menu £10 each to be paid on the night:
- Pulled Pork, bun, apple sauce, fries and salad
- Vegan bean burger, bun, fries and salad.
We occasionally take part in Hash Runs with local running clubs, usually followed by a BBQ or pub meal.
Wednesday 26th 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.
Weekend 6/7th July
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. Not confirmed for 2019.
Saturday 17th August
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 2019.
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.
Date to be confirmed
Our annual social fun run around Farnham in December - fancy dressed for the festive season with stops for mince pies, drinks and carols.
Date to be confirmed
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.
Awards Dinner flyer (PDF-857K)
The 2019 awards evening was held on the 2nd February at the Village Hotel, Farnborough. It included a welcome drink, 3 course dinner, presentation of awards and trophies for the previous year, disco and dancing, and a charity raffle. It was open to members, families and friends.