Dinton 5km & 10km Summer Series

THE series of the summer!

The summer really isn't complete at Barnes Fitness without our infamous 5km & 10km Summer Series and we are SO excited to bring it back for the 12th year with HUGE thanks to our three generous sponsors; Spokes, Collard and Brackenwood.

After announcing that last year was going to be the end of the series - Spokes, Collard and Brakenwood Windows have given it a whole new lease of life....

A friendly series of 5km/10km run around Dinton Pastures,  welcoming runners of ALL abilities.

New for 2024  a kids 2km series

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 your course record come down month by month!

  • Chip timed - your result instantly available as soon as you cross the finish line
  • Free event photos
  • Clearly-marked flat course with super friendly marshals
  • Amazing bespoke inter-connecting medals
  • Wooden trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female and 1st V40/50/60/70 Male/Female
  • Ice cream van onsite

NEW FOR 2024

2km KIDS FUN RUN PRIOR STARTING 30 minutes prior to 5km/10km

💰£7 entry fee per race or £20 for the whole series

🏃‍♀️ Open to those aged 4 - 14

🔢 Race number for every entrant
🎖️Chip timed

💥Series & spot prizes up for grabs 

Time until next event...


You missed out!


RACE 1 - Thursday 16 May - 7.30pm start (Kids 2km - 7pm start) 

RACE 2 - Thursday 20 June - 7.30pm start (Kids 2km - 7pm start)

RACE 3 - Thursday 18 July - 7.30pm start (Kids 2km - 7pm start) 

RACE 4 - Thursday 15 August, 6.45pm start (Kids 2km - 6.15pm start)

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!




2km Kids

One event




Prices excludes 6% processing fee and haven't changed since 2023. 

Quick Reference


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

Dates & Time: 

Thursday 16 May, 7.30pm start 

Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm start 

Thursday 18 July, 7.30pm start

Thursday 15 August, 6.45pm start

KIDS 2km START 30 minutes prior to 5km/10km race start


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, £2 per hour,  


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Prices exclude 6% processing fee

Entry Deadline:

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

On the day entries available subject to an additional £3 fee.

Rules of Participation:

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

2km open to those aged 4 - 14 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:

1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female and 1st V40/50/60/70/80 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:

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.

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

  • events records 


  • volunteering


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

V40 Male - Peter Lawrie, 17:02 (August 2018)
V40 Female - Sarah Urwin-Mann, 19:32 (August 2014)

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

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

V70 Male - David Dibben, 23:41 (July 2019)
V70 Female - Liz McGill, 35:37 (August 2019)


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

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

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

V60 Male - Ed Dodwell, 41:31 (August 2018)
V60 Female - Sian James, 50:58 (May 2022)

V70 Male - David Mills, 49:39 (August 2018)
V70 Female - Aleid Busser, 58:44 (June 2022)