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Gung-Ho! – Reading

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Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Reading in 2019 on 6th July. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!

Gung-Ho! – Reading route

Each course is designed to best suit the event location. There are no paint, water or mud obstacles at a Gung-Ho! event, but some mud should be anticipated in bad weather. We can not guarantee that every obstacle will appear at every event. The obstacles and their positioning are dependent on the specific venue. Rest assured we will do our best to set up every route to provide the most Gung-Ho! fun.

Event Details

What’s Included

Registration includes;

Race Pack: bib with number, safety pins, and wave time wristband.

Winners Pack: Gung-Ho! Headband and Gung-Ho! T-Shirt.

You will receive instructions as to what to expect on race day once you have registered online

Raceday Logistics

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave time. This will allow you to park, collect any remaining tickets and drop any bags in the bag-drop facility before heading to the warm-up area.

Wave Times:

Gung-Ho! starters are released in waves of up to 250 runners. The first wave will be released at 09:30, with subsequent waves starting at 15-minute intervals. Should you want a time not shown, please email [email protected] and we will see what we can do! For safety reasons, it is not possible to book late entries on to full wave times.

Bag Drop:

Valuables can be left at a manned bag drop facility for a £3 charge per item. (All transactions are cash only on event days)

Kit List

Your usual gym clothing will be suitable for a Gung-Ho! event. Fancy dress is also welcome but anything sharp or pointy will not be suitable. Comfortable footwear is a must. We recommend wearing trainers that you have worn-in over a period of time before the event. If the weather on the day is wet then we recommend bringing a change of clothing and footwear as the ground can get muddy!

Spectators

Spectators are welcome at every Gung-Ho! event and entry are Free. Viewing points will depend on the venue layout, with viewing possible at various points around the course. We encourage you to bring friends and family with you to support you on the day.

FAQs

Can I walk the course or skip an obstacle?

You can walk, skip or roll the course if you wish, as long as you enjoy yourself then that’s fine by us! If the obstacle looks too much for you then you are free to pass it by.

Can I run with my friends and family?

Yes! Gung-Ho! is all about inclusion so no matter your fitness level, you can run together. Choose the same wave time when booking to make sure you run together.

Is there an age/height requirement?

There is no minimum age requirement but participants must be at least 122 centimeters in height to tackle these monstrous obstacles. Children under 11 must be accompanied through the course by a participating adult.

When will I get my t-shirt and headband?

You’ll receive your Gung-Ho! Winners Pack after you cross the finish line!

Gung-Ho! – Reading weather forecast

26°C
Predicted highs
11°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 10mph

Meet the organiser

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Since 2015 over 100,000 people have been able to take part in Gung-Ho! They have run, walked and jumped over our inflatable obstacle course, the first of its kind in the UK. Our Goal is to bring Gung-Ho! to even more cities and more people to give them the chance to experience something new. In that time, we have seen tonnes of people take part to raise money for good causes, first timers who who have never run any sort of 5k before and groups of friends who just want to try out something new.

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