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Reading O2O

Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire

Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA

Sun 11th October 2020

Starting at 09:00

3 races

£10.00 - £20.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

C-19 PLAN
The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

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!

Races

  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £20.00 CLOSED
  • 3 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £10.00 CLOSED
  • 1 Km
    £10.00 CLOSED

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  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £20.00 CLOSED
  • 3 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £10.00 CLOSED
  • 1 Km
    £10.00 CLOSED
Location

Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1RA

How To Get There

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.

Parking

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

What's Included

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

Bag drop

Toilets

Water

Race Information

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.

Course Details

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.

Start Times

10 km - 9am

5 km - 9.05am

1 km - 9.10am

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Location

Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire