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We organise various special activities throughout the year; members need to check our private BVR Facebook page for details. Most activities are organised by the BVR Committee, a group of people that are voted in once a year at the club AGM.

Once a month in Summer we organise an 'away run' on a Wednesday evening. Instead of meeting at the club, we meet in a different location and run from there. It's a good way for people to learn new running routes. The location is usually next to a pub where we can relax afterwards.

Once a year we organise an overseas trip, to a new place each year - around 30 different trips so far! Some members run a marathon, some a half marathon, some a 10k, and some go just to cheer the others on.

We also arrange social events such as restaurant trips, rounders, quiz nights, wine tastings, and once a year at our annual dinner & dance evening we present achievement awards.

If you'd like to know how the club started, where our name came from, or the basis of the club logo, take a look at our Club History page.

Want to try us out? Get in touch via the Contact Us form.

Many members get up early enough on Saturday mornings to participate in the local Rushmoor parkrun, or the one just down the road at Frimley Lodge, or the hillier one at Alice Holt. These are a free 5km events for everyone - ideal for getting started in running or for a bit of speedwork.

A few members are keen walkers and are members of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA).  These events are 20 to 30 miles long and most can be run or walked. They're great events for marathon training!

Our official club colours are royal blue with yellow logo/lettering. We also have kit with these colours reversed as a brightly coloured top is more easily seen on dark nights. Kit can be purchased online then collected at the club - see the Kit Page for details.

Charity

Blackwater Valley Runners are proud to support many local charities.

Charities we have supported during 2023-2024 include:

  • Phyllis Tuckwell Memorial Hospice in memory of former Club Member David Alan Bennett
  • Bucket List Wishes in memory of former Club Member John Boyman
  • Step by Step
  • Rushmoor Mayor’s Charity (Crohn’s & Colitis UK & Oak Farm Pre-School in 2023)
  • Greater Rushmoor Nepali Community (GRNC)
  • The Land Restoration Trust (Wellesley Woodlands)
  • Basingstoke Canal Trust
  • Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust
  • First Touch in memory of Finlay Taguba

 

All the organisations below are important to BVR, Click on any image for further information.

MABAC
Association of Running Clubs
LDWA
EA