About Bracknell Samaritans Run

Now in its 39th year, the Bracknell Samaritans Run is an annual charity running event organised by the Samaritans of Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts branch of the Samaritans.


With a choice of 5k, 10k and Teddy Bear Kids Run, the Bracknell Samaritans Run is a very popular, family-friendly running event. The 2019 Bracknell Samaritans Run was sold out with nearly 650 runners taking part in the 5k & 10k races, as well as over 120 children participating in the Teddy Bear Kids Run.


In addition to being a fabulous running event for the local community and raising awareness for the important work Samaritans do, the Bracknell Samaritans Run is the key fundraising event for our local Samaritans branch, based in Bracknell.


The Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts branch, is a recognised branch of Samaritans, registered as a charity in its own right in England (Registered Charity Number 1170901). 


The Samaritans branch in Bracknell is fully self-funded and run 100% by volunteers. It costs around £25,000 to operate each year and the Bracknell Samaritans Run is the biggest fundraiser for 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.

"Very well organised and easy to park. Marshals were fab throughout and loved the sprinklers, sponges and water guns! Just what we needed on the hottest day of the year! The course was very scenic with multi terrain - loved running through the woods." - Corinne, 2019 Runner

"Volunteers at Bracknell Samaritans work tirelessly to support the Samaritans mission to offer a safe space to talk, any time day or night, for anyone who is emotionally distressed."

Ken, Bracknell Samaritans Branch Director


Samaritans are working together to make sure fewer people die by suicide.

Every 6 seconds we respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. Samaritans are here for anyone who needs someone.

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. 

Sign Up Today & Support Your Local Samaritans Branch!


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