Mizuno Endure24 – Reading

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Take part in this unique 24 hour solo or team relay race around a 5 mile trail loop in Wasing Park, Reading. With the tagline of Epic, Brutal, Relentless, this event challenges all athletes to push their limits, knowing they have the support of a buzzing race village behind them.
Participants
24 Hours
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Calendar
Sat 13th Jun 2020
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Based on 8,000 participants

Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Wasing Park, Wasing Park, Wasing Ln, Reading RG7 4NG, UK
Start times
24 Hours:
12:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Mizuno Endure24 – Reading
24 Hours
£72.00 - £576.00
Route information
This unique 24 hour race through the stunning scenery of Wasing Woods is an opportunity you will not want to miss. The route takes you through Wasing forest, past lakes, woodland glades, and the infamous Heartbreak Hill. Whether you choose to take part either solo or as part of a team, this five mile loop ensures that runners of all abilities are able to take part in this challenging but rewarding weekend of trail running. The five mile loop ends in a lap around the campsite, where the inclusive atmosphere is sure to make you feel supported and energised to push yourself further than ever imagined.
Runners should note that this is a trail race and while the event organisers 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.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Awards for top finishers
  • Buzzing race village, with a campsite and variety of food/drink options
  • Water stations
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How to get there
Wasing Park, Wasing Park, Wasing Ln, Reading RG7 4NG, UK
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Directions & Venue:
Address: Wasing Park, Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4NG. Wasing Park is approximately half a mile from Aldermaston Village.
Leave the M4 at Junction 12 and take the A4 in the direction of Theale and Padworth. Just before Padworth take the A340 to Aldermaston. At the mini-roundabout in Aldermaston, take the second exit into Wasing Lane and follow the race signage. From the south, head towards Basingstoke junction 6 or 7 from the M3 and follow the ring road A339 until you reach
the A340 Aldermaston Road, follow the road to Tadley and Aldermaston as signed from here. At the mini roundabout, take the first left and follow the race signage.
Parking:
1. Above all, please move your car to the car park. We cannot have vehicles in the camping areas. There are no acceptable excuses for this, the car parks are close by.
2. A safety or fire inspection could result in us losing our licence if cars are parked in emergency access lanes. We make no apologies for enforcing this as it could result in loss of life. We would rather spend our time making it a great race than asking people to move their cars, so help us out with this one. Anyone refusing to remove their car will be asked to leave the event.
3. Once Car Park A is full, we will direct people to car park B, and so on.
4. Camper vans: enter at Gate 1, only use the marked Camper Van/Camping areas C1-C3, park sideways rather than down the slope and chock your wheels.
Nearest Train Stations:
Aldermaston Station is 2 miles from Wasing Park with a good footpath most of the way to the race village. You can join trains at Reading or Newbury for the line to Aldermaston.
Event day logistics
ARRIVAL:
Opening times:
1. Endure24 car park and camping areas open at 7am on Friday.
2. Registration (pack pick up) and the race village (catering and entertainment) open at 10am.
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 10am-8.30pm & Saturday 7am-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.
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Spectator Info
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.
Backpack
Kit List
Runners should bring everything they think they need, and more. Be prepared for every type of weather imaginable and bring plenty of spare kit, especially warm clothing. It is recommended that you 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.
FAQ's
Can I use poles for this event?
Yes, please feel free to bring your poles if you feel as though you will need them.
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When is the last date for me to add a runner to my team?
You can add more runners up until one month before race day, however, this can also be done at the registration desk on race day. You can also transfer an entry to another runner until one month before race day or at the event.
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Is there an age cutoff for this event?
Solo runners must be of at least 20 years of age, and team runners must be at least 18 years of age. If you are under 20 and running as part of a team, you must not exceed 5 laps.
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Something has come up and I can no longer make it, what should I do?
Deferrals are possible by email until one month before race day. You can also transfer an entry to another runner until one month before race day or even at the event.
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Can we bring a dog?
Ideally not but if there is no alternative then please keep your dog on a lead at all times, the event is held on a working farm and cannot risk allowing dogs to run loose. Please also ensure you clear up after your dog.
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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. This is a strict rule.
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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.
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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.
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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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Reviews
4.9
84 reviews
Laura S
Star
5.0
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!
Star
5.0
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.
David.M
Star
4.7
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.
Star
5.0
Did the Endure24 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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5.0
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.
Simon B
Star
5.0
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.
Magdalena M
Star
4.7
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Only one mark down on organisation, as the toilets felt slightly "less kept" .. :)Love endure24 otherwise
Malcolm B
Star
5.0
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!
Nikki Pizzey
Star
5.0
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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5.0
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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