✋EVENT CANCELLED - COVID19✋
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.
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. Visit our NEW Bracknell Samaritans Run website for full details! Entries now open.
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.
Really lovely event with an interesting course, fun atmosphere and lots of friendly marshals. The course had a few sharp turns but this wasn't an issue as signage was clear and there was always a marshal there with directions. Plenty of water stations too. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent family event, nice course(s) and well organised. This was the first time I have done the Samaritans Run. I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. I would DEFINITELY do it again. Car parking - excellent, chip timing, lots of friendly marshals, good course with drink stations, well signed, nice medal - all good! Great for families (children's teddy bear race). It was really fantastic - well done to the organisers and volunteers for putting on such a friendly event!"
Photo's 2019 Bracknell Samaritans Run
Come and join the fun! We look forward to seeing you there.
Easthampstead Park Community School
Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 8FS
Teddy Bear Kids' Run - 0945 hrs
5K/10K - 1030 hrs (pre-race warm up 1020 hrs)
If you would like to support the organisation of the Bracknell Samaritans Run, to ensure our local Samaritans branch can benefit from more funds and continue the important work we do throughout the year, please click on the Donate Now button below:
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