Fundraise for the Bracknell Samaritans Run

Fundraise for the Bracknell Samaritans Run!

The Bracknell Samaritans Run is a very popular & fun running event for the local community, 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

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?

You can start fundraising or make a donation by visiting our Virgin Money Giving Page here!


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.

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!

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


Regretfully we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years' event.


This is not a decision we have taken lightly as it will have a significant impact on our fund-raising for 2020 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 26th June next year.  Please save the date!!

In the meantime, we hope you all keep well and stay safe.

Jackie Holland
Race Director


Bracknell Samaritans Run is organised by and on behalf of Samaritans of Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts.

Samaritans of Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot and Districts, a charity registered in England (1170901). Samaritans of Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot and Districts is a recognised branch of Samaritans.


Registered Charity: 1170901

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