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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

How to enter the Reading, O2O 1K, 3K & 10K - October

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £18–£20
    Event passed
  2. 3k

    Run 3km
    £10
    Event passed
  3. 1k

    Run 1km
    £10
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Reading, O2O 1K, 3K & 10K - October routes

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

Event Details

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

Raceday 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

Kit List

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.

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.
Volunteers

No volunteers required

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

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

Rain in the evening and overnight.

17°C
Predicted highs
8°C
Predicted lows
Icon70% chance of rain
IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

Meet the organiser

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance. We seek out the most inspiring and rewarding locations, develop race routes and event formats, and create a brilliant atmosphere and race day experience – offered at the best possible value. We don’t think it’s ok to ask people who are aspiring to do amazing things to pay huge sums of money, so we charge as little as we can afford, rather than as much as we can get away with.

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