Reading, O2O 1K, 3K & 10K - October

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This flat 10km 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. Friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB!Superb spectator-friendly start and finish by the river, with refreshments available. As well as the 10km main race, there will be 1km & 3km fun runs covering all age groups, so bring the family! Plenty of free car parking
Participants
3k, 1k, and 10k
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Calendar
Sun, 6 Oct 2019
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
The Oracle, Riverside Rd, Reading RG1 2AG, UK
Start times
Sun, 6 Oct 2019
10k:
9:00am |
3k:
9:05am |
1k:
9:10am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Reading, O2O 1K, 3K & 10K - October
1k
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1km
£10.00
3k
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3km
£10.00
10k
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10km
£18.00 - £20.00
Route information
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 Kilometres: The route will be marked with kilometre markers
What's included
Results and Prizes
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 (in 10k/3k/1k) will receive a medal commemorating the event
Facilities
Bag Drop: 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.
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
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
Changing/Showers: Whilst there are no dedicated changing rooms or showers, you will be able to use the nearby London Aquatics Centre shower facilities for a small fee of £2 when showing your race number on entry.
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
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How to get there
The Oracle, Riverside Rd, Reading RG1 2AG, UK
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Start/Finish:
On the meadow in front of the Oracle HQ - look for the Purple Patch gantry! If you are arriving on foot/bike, the address is: Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA
Car parking:
The race car park is at RG6 1RA. Please note 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
Event day logistics
7:45 am
Registration opens for you to pick up your race pack
7:45am
Late Entries being taken
8:30am
Baggage Vans open
9:00am
10k starts
9:05am (approx)
fun runs start
9:35am (approx)
10k winner finishes
10:15am (approx)
Prize presentation
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The Race Organiser
With an inventory of over 150 events each year, the Race Organiser is one of the most prominent event organisers in the country. Whether it’s running, cycling, or swimming events, TRO have succeeded in creating a community of all abilities, who come together time-and-time again to enjoy their shared passion. Their events are widely renowned for exceptional organisation and great marshals who will ensure that you have a truly amazing experience come race day.
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Spectator Info
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.
Backpack
What to bring
For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!
For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.
FAQ's
Can I sign up on the day?
Yes. Late Entries can register on the day between 7:30-8:45am, at an extra cost of £3.
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What do I need to bring to the Reading O2O race?
Other than your running kit, there is nothing else to bring. Collect your race pack, including your Race Number and Chip, on the morning of the race between 7:30-8:45am.
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At what time does the Reading, O2O 1K, 3K & 10K - October start?
The main 10k run starts at 9:00am, and the fun 1k and 3k runs start at 9:05am.
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