Dinton Summer Series

THE event of the summer!

The summer really isn't complete at Barnes Fitness without our infamous Summer Series.    

A friendly series of 5km/10km events, now in it's 10th year,  welcoming runners of ALL abilities.

The course is a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Reading. 5km option is a 1 lap course, 10km option you go round the course twice!! Either way, it’s pancake flat and if you enter more than one race you’ve a great chance of seeing that course record come down month by month!

Amazing MEDALS or option to DEDICATE A TREE and receive a certificate with the exact location of your sapling from Trees not Tees.

We're very grateful to our ongoing and loyal sponsors; Enterprise Accountants and Phantom Brewery.

Time until the next race:


You missed out!


RACE 4 - Thursday 11 August, 7pm

RACE 3 - Thursday 14 July, 7.30pm

RACE 2 - Thursday 9 June, 7.30pm

RACE 1 - Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm

A running mother 

It really is such a great race, great location, easy parking, well organised, friendly, flat, fast and fun! My weekends are for my children so snap up any opportunity to run in the summer evenings, but the Dinton Summer Series is my favourite. WELL DONE!

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Everything you need to know about timings, parking, the course etc..... 


5km RACE

10km RACE





Prices exclude 6% processing fee. 

If you are unable to attend all four events in person and wish to do one/two virtually - please enter the Whole Series in person and you will be given the option as/when each races comes around to take part virtually.

Please note - Series prizes are only available for those who attend all four events in person.

The much talked about inter-connecting medals:

Quick Reference


5k or 10km off-road and traffic free course
Clearly-marked route with super friendly marshals

Dates & Time: 

Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm
Thursday 9 June, 7.30pm
Thursday 14 July, 7.30pm
Thursday 11 August, 7pm


Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10 0TH


Ample parking onsite with option "check-in/out" so you only pay for the time you are onsite, £1.70 per hour, £3.40 for 2 hrs, £5.10 for 3hrs or £6.80 for 4 hrs plus/daily rate. 


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Prices exclude 6% processing fee

Entry Deadline:

Online entry closes at 11.59am the day of the event.

Rules of Participation:

Minimum competitor age: 13 years for 5km event, 16 years for 10km event as of race day

No headphones to be worn during the event except  Aftershokz.

No dogs or pushchairs to accompany runners


Chip timed - your result instantly available as soon as you cross the finish line

Free event photos to download after the event


Event trophies and overall series prizes for those attending IN REAL LIFE;
1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female and 1st V40/50/60/70 Male/Female (based on age at start of series).

If age group winner is an overall podium winner they will receive the podium prize, and 2nd in age category will then win age group. #sharethelove

Our Partners:

A community runner

Thank you for your continued effort to keep us ‘running’ as a community together!

I can only imagine how challenging this must be for the business at the moment so thank you for continuing to give us all the opportunity to compete and enjoy all the fantastic events you run. 

The course starts/finishes at the Duck Feeding area by the playground and is a figure of 8 in an anti-clockwise direction, you cross the bridge between Black Swan and White Swan lake twice.

One lap of the course is your 5km race, two laps is your 10km course.

  • Find us here

  • virtual event faqs

  • terms and conditions

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH

  • events records 


  • volunteering


Male - Neil Kevern, 16:44 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
Female - Louise Durman, 18:48 (Thursday 9 June 2016)

V40 Male - Phillip Young, 17:30 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V40 Female - Sarah Urwin-Mann, 19:32 (Thursday 14 August 2014)

V50 Male - Pete Mannion, 18:54 (Thursday 12 July 2018)
V50 Female - Maureen Dowling, 20:34 (Thursday 10 May 2018)

V60 Male - Ed Dodwell, 20:21 (Thursday 10 May 2018)
V60 Female - Joy Noad, 25:12 (Thursday 8 August 2019)

V70 Male - David Dibben, 23:41 (Thursday 11 July 2019)
V70 Female - Patricia Comper, 43:16 (Thursday 8 August 2019)


Male - Jonathon Roberts, 32:40 (Thursday 14 August 2014)
Female - Amber Gascoigne, 38:12 (Thursday 14 June 2018)

V40 Male - Mark Shepherd, 33:50 (Thursday 12 June 2014)
V40 Female - Collette Callanan, 42:18 (Thursday 14 May 2015)

V50 Male - Terry Booth, 37:30 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V50 Female - Deb Self, 46:16 (Thursday 10 May 2018)

V60 Male - Ed Dodwell, 41:31 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V60 Female - Alison Jones, 53:19 (Thursday 11 July 2019)

V70 Male - David Mills, 49:39 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V70 Female - Margaret Nobles, 01:06:39 (Thursday 15 May 2014)