39th Annual Bracknell Samaritans Run taking place on the 27th June 2020 at Easthampstead Park School, Bracknell.
Join us for a 5k, 10k or Teddy Bear Kids Run and Support Your Local Samaritans Branch, Based in Bracknell.
We are proud and excited to bring you the 39th annual Bracknell Samaritans Run on Saturday 27th June 2020. Once again, this wonderful running event will be held at Easthampstead Park Community School.
The Bracknell Samaritans Run is a very popular & fun running event for the local community (sold out in 2019!), open to the whole family. Additionally, it is the key fundraising event for our local Samaritans branch, based in Bracknell.
Whilst Samaritans is a nationwide charity with 201 branches, many of those, including our Bracknell Samaritans branch, are independent charities in their own right; fully run by volunteers and entirely dependent on charitable donations to keep doing what we do.
The Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & District Samaritans Branch organises the Bracknell Samaritans Run for the local community every year and all profits raised directly benefit our local branch.
Did you know:
Samaritans of Bracknell, Ascot, Wokingham & districts are fully self-funded and run 100% by volunteers
It costs around £25,000 each year to keep operating
In 2018 we answered 15,231 calls
We listened to our callers for 3728 hours
There are over 125 local people who volunteer at our branch
Why we need your help
Samaritans work together to make sure fewer people die by suicide.
Every six seconds, Samaritans respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. Samaritans are here for anyone who needs someone. Each day around 16 people take their life in the UK and Ireland. In the next hour, Samaritans will receive 600 calls for help.
Samaritans offer a confidential listening service to those having thoughts of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Our local Samaritans branch, based in Bracknell, offers support to our callers 365 days per year.
With a choice of a 5k or 10k events and a Teddy Bear Kids Run, this running event is popular with social runners and families as well as local running clubs. The fantastic feedback we receive shows our runners feel well supported by energetic marshals and a well organised, smoothly run event. See below or check our Facebook page for just some of the fantastic feedback we have received after the 2019 Bracknell Samaritans Run.
Contact a Samaritan
If you need someone to talk to, Samaritans will listen. Whatever you're going through, you can call Samaritans any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123 or click here to see how Samaritans can help you.
"A wonderful organised event & brilliant atmosphere. Fantastic support from marshals & race organisers. I especially enjoyed the super soaking water guns! Lifesaving with the hot weather. Kids race & warm up brilliant too and meeting Jet was wonderful. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this such a memorable day. The funds you raised are amazing!!"
— Jackie, 2019 Runner
"The volunteers were out of this world nice & encouraging. The entire set up was very well thought out. The atmosphere was incredible & I had a wonderful morning. Thoroughly recommend this to everyone."
"Very well organised, a lovely course & very supportive, encouraging marshals. Kids race at the start was a fab idea! Looking forward to next year."
— Jen, 2019 Runner
Bracknell Samaritans Run Ambassadors
We are incredibly grateful to have the continued support of our fabulous run ambassadors Sally Armstrong, Vikki Roberts-Caiger & Simon Bennison. We have teamed up with these fun, friendly, and generally awesome, health & fitness enthusiasts to help keep you inspired and informed as you train for the Bracknell Samaritans Run.
Find out more below why these three inspirational people support the Bracknell Samaritans Run and our local Samaritans branch, based in Bracknell.
Keen Runner & Fitness Instructor
Sally has been expertly leading the warm up at the Bracknell Samaritans Run for the last 5 years & will do so again this year.
Personal Trainer, Zumba Instructor & Avid Runner
Vikki is a staunch supporter of the Bracknell Samaritans Run. She kindly organises FREE training runs for all Bracknell Samaritans Run participants.
Personal Trainer & Running Coach.
Simon has been supporting the Bracknell Samaritans Run for years & finished 1st in the 5k in 2014. Simon offers training plans & helps organise our fabulous pacers.
Boom Graphic Design & Marketing Kindly Supports Bracknell Samaritans Run.
Easthampstead Park Community School Kindly Supports Bracknell Samaritans Run.
✋EVENT CANCELLED - COVID19✋
Regretfully we have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Bracknell Samaritans Run due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly as it will have a significant impact on our fund-raising once again but as I am sure you will appreciate it is very difficult to plan anything with any certainty in the current climate whilst maintaining the necessary levels of health & safety for all those involved.
We will be in touch with everyone who has already entered over the next few days to discuss the options available. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support of our charity.
We hope to see you at our 40th event on Saturday 25th June 2022. Please save the date!!
In the meantime, we hope you all keep well and stay safe.