Reading O2O 10k, 3k, 1k

Reading, Berkshire

Organiser's Description

The flat 10k route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering an appealing, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. Friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB! There will also be 1k & 3k fun runs covering all age groups, so bring the family!

Start Time



7:45 am Registration opens


Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA

Chip timing

Toilets at the start/finish are

Water station at the 5k point, and at the finish

Marshals will be stationed along the route at strategic points

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 will receive a medal commemorating the event

Tea/coffee and snacks will be available at the start/finish area

The race takes you from the water meadow, around the nature reserve before heading i 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 fun-runs will use part of the 10k route and are all on grass & trails

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Unorganised event

So this is an honest review from someone who doesn’t run but goes along to support my husband and son - my son is only 6 years old and had only recently started running , I was astounded to find out that my 6 year old would have to run by himself as the organisers of this event thought it be best to start the 10K runners first ( my husband was booked for 10K ) so NOT only could he not watch our son he couldn’t run with him to encourage and coach him for his 1k! Why would you organise to let little children run alone when there race probably takes 10 min MAX! I also believe the river should have been a little more cordoned off with little ones running on wet slippy ground. Then at the end you gave the kids a treat which is nice but chilli flavoured sweet potato chips !!! A kid friendly treat would have been much more welcome by the younger ones - needless to say my son won’t be entering this course again.

Liam Turner / Oct 07, 2019

An almost perfect race

It was my first 10k race and the staff was very friendly. The run path was lovely and the only 2 points that could be improved in my opinion would be the number of photographers (I saw just one at the finish line) and the car park indications (was a little hard to understand where we could park the car).

Renan Ferro Lopes / Oct 07, 2019

10k starts before 1k,3k.. Why??

The 10k race was perfect.
Except I wasn't able to watch my young sons race or run with him to encourage him...
Because my race already started..
May be its just me but it just seems very peculiar to have the kids running after the start of adult race & completely unnecessary!!
I emailed the organisers regarding this but was given no real explanation.

Darren Turner / Oct 07, 2019

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