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.
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 to run in a new area followed by some food. Runs of different distances and speeds are organised. Next pub run:
Wednesday 25th July - The Bluebell, Dockenfield
A run round Alice Holt with food at the pub after (£10).
About the evening
We hold our Annual Club Dinner and Dance near the beginning of each year. The evening is open to members, their families and friends, and usually includes a complimentary drink, 3 course dinner, awards and trophies for the previous year, disco, photo-booth and entertainment.
Read about our previous Awards Dinners
We occasionally take part in Hash Runs with local running clubs, usually followed by a BBQ or pub meal.
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.
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.
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 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.
Our annual social fun run around Farnham in December - dressed for the festive season with stops for mince pies, drinks and carols.
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.