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Mizuno Endure24 – Reading

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Mizuno Endure24 is a unique event in the running calendar, it mixes serious ultra-running with a 24 hour team relay race. Virtually anyone of any ability level can take part and enjoy a challenging but rewarding weekend of trail running.

Review summary

4.9
84 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Sue B
"Beautiful course , wonderful organisation, everyone can follow their dreams and..."

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Nikki Pizzey
"I’ve just watched the video, what an amazing weekend, anyone who is thinking of..."

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Malcolm B
"What can I say, this is an absolute gem of an event! Organisation is top drawer..."
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  1. 24 Hours

    Run 24h
    £72–£576
    Tickets & Charity places available

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Mizuno Endure24 – Reading route

The five mile race route through Wasing Woods is incredibly scenic and ends with a loop around the campsite where the awesome support from your fellow runners never stops.

This is a trail race and while we do check and improve the route, it is multi terrain, uneven, narrow in places and there are tree roots and trip hazards. Runners should adjust their speed and effort levels according to the weather conditions, the number of laps they are running, the terrain and the amount of natural light available.

Event Details

What’s Included

Finisher's medal

Awards for top finishers

Buzzing race village, with a campsite and variety of food/drink options

Water stations

Raceday Logistics

ARRIVAL:

Opening times:

1. Event gates open at 10.00am.
2. Gate 1 is the main entry point for all vehicles.
3. Vehicles arriving early will be queued in turn and held until 10.00am (The Bridge Café is available).
4. There is no access to the Race Village or East Village camping on foot before 10.00am. Marking out space before 10.00am is not permitted. Don’t hide behind the trees – we can see you!

Solos:

1. The solo/pairs area is for solos and pairs only, you can have one support crew member with you. The only reason we allow one vehicle is that some people use them to sleep in.
2. If you are solo and want to bring a large support crew or a family, please use team camping. Solos/pairs do not have to use the solo area if they prefer to be with team mates, it cannot be the other way around (we will be checking the solo area this year for non solo/pairs).
3. Be fair, solo and pairs need the space, please don’t try and get around the system by saying you are support if you are really a team or using a solo vehicle space if you are in a team.
4. Be sensible – please do not put large vehicles or very large tents in this area.
5. If you don’t need your vehicle in the solo area, don’t leave it in there. If you need to leave before 1.30pm on Sunday, leave your car in the car park as the solo exit is closed until then.

Registration:

1. You can pick up your race pack, t-shirts etc. at the help desk on arrival, make sure you know your correct team name and nominate someone to do it rather than have several people come and see us from the same team. Team lists can be found online.
2. Registration is open Friday 11.00am-8.30pm & Saturday 7.30am-11.30am.
3. Make sure you allocate the correct chip to each person. The chip pack number matches your race number. Your name is listed against your race number on the race pack. We cannot correct errors afterwards so be careful with this.
4. T-shirt size swaps: please leave this until after the race starts so you are not holding everyone else up.
5. Injured runner swaps: bring these in writing TEAM/Runner in/Runner out.
6. We cannot change team sizes, team names or swap runners between teams so please don’t ask.

***Don’t forget to pick up your RACE GUIDE BOOKLET at registration.***

Race Chips, Numbers, Exchange Bands & T-Shirts:

1. Race numbers are worn on the front and they have a medical form on the back; please fill this in to help us identify you should a medical issue arise.
2. Timing chips are worn around the ankle, not the wrist. Please do not swap chips, as you will receive the wrong split times. We cannot rectify this afterwards. No chip will result in no split time.
3. Exchange bands: the runner on the course should be wearing the exchange band, these are handed over at the end of each lap. If you lose it, please ask for a replacement at the registration desk.
4. T-shirts: we will give you the sizes you ordered when registering, we may be able to swap sizes at the registration desk, please do this after the start of the race to allow us time to collect in the returns.

THE EVENT:

Solo Runners:

Solo runners start at 12.00pm, they then carry on running as many laps as they can for 24 hours. They may have support from crew in the race village but not on the route. They can stop for rests and food when they wish. Solo runners must always leave the course at the solo exit/entry point or you risk the timing system missing you. Always re- enter the course at the correct point or you risk disqualification.

Pairs & Teams:

Teams start at 12.00pm, they then carry on running as many laps as they can for 24 hours; each member of the team must complete at least one lap. You cannot substitute runners or use runners not registered in your team. Always leave the course at the exchange point or you risk the timing system missing you. Always enter the course at the exchange point or you risk disqualification.

Laps & Breaks:

You can take a break anytime you like but always leave/enter the course at the correct point. You can carry on and do more than one lap or hand over to your partner or team member. Only one member of a team must be on the course at any time. Team and solo runners do not have to have be on the route for the whole 24 hours. You can take a break and resume the race when you are ready. If you drop out, please come and let us know at the control room; if you have completed at least one lap, we will have a medal for you.

Awards & Medals:

Awards are given in the following categories:
• 1/2/3 - Large team male, female and mixed
• 1/2/3 - Small team male, female and mixed
• 1/2/3 - Pairs male, female and mixed
• 1/2/3 - Solo male and female
• 100-Mile Club t-shirts

We give one trophy to each team member of the first three teams in each category, including solo and pairs.

XXL fun teams are not eligible for awards, this is a just-for-fun category.

We give a special 100-Mile Club t-shirt to anyone completing the 100miles (inside 25 hours).

Medals are for people competing in the race. Please do not ask for medals for people not competing. To collect your medal, you will need to hand in your time chip at the help desk.

Water/Feed Station:

The water station is not like a half marathon water station with lots of volunteers handing out water as you pass by, the water will be available in cups but runners should collect it from the bar shelf. You will notice that as time goes on lots of people will stop at the drinks station for a chat or a rest, this is completely normal.

All we are supplying at the halfway feed station is water. We have limited amounts of nutritional product and gels, these may not be available all the time and they are really aimed at the solo runners although anyone in need can take them.

Kit List

We suggest you bring everything you have and buy more if you need it, prepare for every type of weather imaginable and bring plenty of spare kit. You need to change your kit regularly and have lots of warm clothing available especially at night. Even in good weather, the temperature can drop rapidly at night and there is a risk of hypothermia. Bring spare running shoes and thermals, hats and gloves regardless of how good the weather may be.

Please make sure you are wearing/carrying a head torch or hand torch or ideally both after 8.00pm on Saturday night until 6.00am on Sunday morning.

Volunteers

Endure24 is known for its amazing volunteers, if you are loud, enthusiastic and supportive this is the job for you! Volunteers work roughly six hour shifts and we supply shelter, food and all the equipment you need. We will give you one of our lovely tech t-shirts and the choice of either a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher or a free place in next year's race. If you are interested, more information can be found at: http://www.endure24.co.uk/event-info

FAQs

Can my family and friends camp with me, and is there a cost?

The cost of entry includes camping for a supporter or partner. Families are welcome but please do not bring large numbers of non-runners as it puts pressure on the support resources around the campsite.

Can we bring a dog?

Ideally not but if there is no alternative then please keep your dog on a lead at all times, we are on a working farm and cannot risk allowing dogs to run loose. Please also ensure you clear up after your dog.

What support is allowed?

Solo runners may bring a support team to cook, support and encourage but they must not accompany them on the route. We are strict about this so please do not allow your support on the route.

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Mizuno Endure24 – Reading reviews (84)

4.9 out of 5 stars

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    Laura S

    Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    Amazing event, my 2nd year running and I can't fault it - fun,friendly, great camping, facilities, beautiful course amazing support.The highlight of my running calendar. Already signed up for nextyear!
  • Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    The course is amazing. The organisation is superb. Great camaraderie amongst all the runners, whether you go large or just do one loop. Watching your friends and family run for 24 hours isn’t necessarily a spectator sport but there is something to keep everyone entertained.
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    David

    Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    2019 was my 3rd year running this brilliant event, well organised, super marshals, lovely course and facilities. They keep adding things to enhance the event which is great. Already booked for next year.
  • Did the event in 2019

    What can I say, this is an absolute gem of an event. Organisation is top drawer and the atmosphere is amazing. I've done quite a few of these kinds of events. They are all brilliant but Endure is my favourite. This was my 4th year running and it has improved every single year.

    The organisers are incredibly responsive, taking on board all feedback and suggestions and they are committed to making it bigger and better form one year to the next. Catering is very good and there are loads of options. Plenty of showers, toilets and wash blocks - all kept clean and tidy throughout the event. I have run solo every year and the support from marshals and other runners has been totally amazing. I shall be back again for sure!

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  • Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    Another great year, well supported with great marshalls, cant wait to do it all over again and as a solo there was so much help from fellow runners,
    For anyone doing it for the first time i would say make sure you have a good headtorch, take on fuel as and when you can, this was a mistake i made this year.
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    Simon B

    Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    Fantastic event.,The most fun you can have in a pair of trainers .This was our 3rd year. Looking forward to next year.
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    Magdalena M

    Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    Only one mark down on organisation, as the toilets felt slightly "less kept" .. :)
    Love endure24 otherwise
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    Malcolm B

    Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    What can I say, this is an absolute gem of an event! Organisation is top drawer and the atmosphere is amazing. I've done quite a few of these kinds of events. They are all brilliant but Endure is my favourite. This was my 4th year running and it has improved every single year. The organisers are incredibly responsive, taking on board all feedback and suggestion and seem intent on making it bigger and better as each year passes. The support from other runners is amazing. Catering is superb and everything runs like clockwork. I shall be back again next year for sure!
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    Nikki Pizzey

    Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    I’ve just watched the video, what an amazing weekend, anyone who is thinking of doing this event, do it!!! It was fantastic, we are already signed up for 2020 and can’t wait x
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  • Did the 24 Hours in 2019

    Beautiful course , wonderful organisation, everyone can follow their dreams and they do with a sparkle of fairy dust 💜
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