This flat 10k race route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering a wonderful, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. A friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a PB!
Superb spectator-friendly start and finish by the river, with refreshments available. In addition to the 10k race, there will be 3k and 1k fun runs covering all age groups, so bring the family!
Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1RA
The venue is easily accessible from the M4 Junction 10, 11 or 12.
Start/Finish is on the meadow in front of the Oracle HQ in Thames Valley Park, Reading - look for the Purple Patch gantry! Use postcode RG6 1RA for your Satnav.
The race car park is at RG6 1RA. We will be parking in the Oracle 550 office car park. Please do not park anywhere else. Once you have parked, you will be directed to the start, which is a five minute walk away
10k: Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female (regardless of age).
1st Male & Female in the following categories:
V40, V50, V60, V70 also receive a prize.
3k: Medals to 1st Girl & Boy 9-10yrs; 11-12 yrs; 13-14yrs
1k: Medals to 1st Girl & Boy Under-7yrs & 7-8yrs
Each finisher (10k/3k/1k) will receive a medal commemorating the event
Race Packs: Race packs should be picked up on the day between 07:30-8:45 from Race HQ. Desks close promptly at 08:45
Late Entries: We will be taking entries on race day between 07:30 - 08:45. Please go to the “Late Entries” desk in the Race Village in plenty of time to register and pick up a number & chip. Late entries have a surcharge of £3. Desks close promptly at 08:45.
Race Number: Secure your race number securely to the FRONT of your running top using four pins. If you have a medical condition that will need consideration, please mark the front of your number with a cross and write details on the back. Race numbers must not be passed on to another runner.
Chip: Your chip will be on the back of your race number – be sure not to tamper with it in any way or your time may not be recorded. Do not worry if your chip number does not match your race number!
Baggage: The baggage drop will be at the Start/Finish area from 08:00. You will be given a baggage tag when you pick up your race pack, which should be attached to your bag before taking it to the drop.
Toilets: There are toilets at the start/finish area and also inside and outside the Wokingham Waterside Centre, adjacent to the start area.
Water: There will be a water station at halfway, at the 5k point. There will also be water at the finish. If you require water prior to the race, please bring a bottle with you.
Prize Presentations: The presentation will take place at approx 10.15am.
T-Shirts: T-shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £8 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at this race and will not be available for collection at any other events.
Refreshments: Tea/coffee and snacks will be available at the start/finish area
Changing: There are no changing facilities, so please come ready dressed for the race.
The 10k route: The race takes you from the water meadow, around the nature reserve before heading in to Reading and back along the banks of the Thames and Kennet & Avon canal. Please be considerate to other users. Please take care when running on the towpath.
The 3k & 1k Fun Runs: The fun-runs will use part of the 10k route and are all on grass & trails.
Marshals: Marshals will be stationed along the route at strategic points – please comply with instructions given by the marshals. The route will be marked with kilometre markers.
Spectators: There are numerous places along the route where you can watch the runners go by. There is also plenty of safe, traffic-free space alongside the River Thames for children to run around at the start/finish.
10 km - 9am
5 km - 9.05am
1 km - 9.10am
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