Bracknell Samaritans Run - 5k & 10k Runs

Bracknell Samaritans 5k & 10k Runs – 27th June 2020

Join us once again for a fabulous event for the whole family on Saturday 27th June 2020. Sign up for a 5k or 10k run and enter your children into our now famous Teddy Bear Kids run, where they can follow our real-life teddy Sam and run, jog or toddle around our 1k course!


In 2019 we had close to 650 runners in the 5k & 10k runs and over 120 children taking part in our Teddy Bear Kids Run. The 2020 Bracknell Samaritans Run is looking to be even bigger and better! We will be supported once again by our wonderful Run Ambassadors and are delighted that Diane Youdale, aka Jet from Gladiators will also be returning as our celebrity guest. Add to that a brand NEW medal for the 5k & 10k runners - the Bracknell Samaritans Run 2020 is an event not to be missed! (New medal design will be announced in Spring 2020.)


Please find below full details for the Bracknell Samaritans 5k & 10k Runs:


Date - Saturday 27th June 2020

Start time - 10.30 am (Pre-race warm up 10.20 am)

Venue - Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 8FS


The course for the Bracknell Samaritans 5k & 10k Runs is an accurately measured 5k loop starting and finishing in the grassed sports field. This is run twice to complete the 10k.


Most of the route is flat and open and heads out of the school into the beautiful Peacock Meadows. An incline at the 2/7 km point leads you through Jennetts Park and into a lightly wooded area known as Tarman’s Copse. The terrain is mainly grass and gravel paths, with a little bit of pavement road thrown in for variety. There is good viewing for spectators and the runners are in full view most of the way around. The course is generally wide open, with plenty of room to race for both “strength” & “speed” runners.


We regret the course is not suitable for wheelchair users and we cannot accommodate runners with pushchairs in these events.


Course map


Entry fees (Club Affiliated Discounts Available)


  • 5k U16 - £12

  • 5k adult - £18

  • 10k adult - £20


Club affiliated runners discount - £2 off standard entry fee (adults only). Discounts will automatically be applied at point of sale. Discounts do not apply to on the day entries.


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All children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a fee paying adult whilst running. Parents / guardians must supervise their children at all times.


Entrants must be 16 years or over on race day to take part in the 10k run.


On the day entries

On the day entries will open at 9 a.m. Cost - standard entry fee +£3.00 (subject to availability).


No entrants for the 5k / 10k will be accepted after 9.45 a.m. on race day. All entries must be processed by this time. To avoid disappointment, please arrive early.


Race limit

There is a limit of 720 entries available for the 5k & 10k Runs.


Categories & Trophies


  • Women’s Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Men’s Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Girls Overall: U16 years

  • Boys Overall: U16 years


  • Women’s Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Women’s Veteran: 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 and over

  • Men’s Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Men’s Veteran: 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 and over

Fundraising for Bracknell Samaritans

The annual Bracknell Samaritans Run is the biggest fundraiser for our local Samaritans branch, based in Bracknell. If every entrant for the 5k or 10k run could fundraise £25, we could raise enough money to keep our local Samaritans branch operating for over 6 months! Could you help raise an additional £25?

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All your important General Information for a successful race day! 

Follow our real life big teddy Sam and run, jog or toddle around our 1k course!


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.

Jackie Holland
Race Director