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Mizuno Endure24 – Reading

1 race scheduled · 8000 participants · Sat 13th Jun 2020 · 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.

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Tickets available until Tue Apr 28 2020

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Awards for top finishers
  • Buzzing race village, with a campsite and variety of food/drink options
  • Water stations
24 Hours
12:00pm Sat 13th Jun 2020
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4.9
84 reviews
Laura S
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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!… read more
Tracey
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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. … read more
David.M
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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. … read more
Frequently asked questions
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Can I use poles for this event?
Yes, please feel free to bring your poles if you feel as though you will need them.… read more
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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. … read more
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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. … read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Laura S
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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!
Tracey
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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
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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.
Malcolm
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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. </p><p>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!<br />
carol
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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,<br />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.<br />
Simon B
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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.
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Only one mark down on organisation, as the toilets felt slightly "less kept" .. :)<br />Love endure24 otherwise
Malcolm B
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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!
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
Sue
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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 💜
Liz P
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was my 4th Endure24 at Wasing and it didn’t disappoint. Atmosphere was amazing as ever, decent camping facilities and still the cleanest toilets I’ve experienced at a festival campsite. There’s a good reason it’s called Glastonbury for runners - everyone is friendly and supportive and families are welcomed. Our 3 children love the Endure24 weekends - a highlight in our calendar every year. The only thing I can complain about is that the amazing organisers failed to deliver on the weather this year - next year I’d prefer drier conditions please!
Ken P
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was my 3rd year running at Reading. Organisation and support from marshals couldn’t be better. Challenging course which keeps you interested for 24 hours and is never too crowded. Lucky enough to achieve my goals each year due in part to the support received from fellow competitors in the course. If you’re wondering how far you can run in 24 hours then sign up and you’ll inevitably find you can do more.
Gareth H
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This event is THE event for runners, it is amazingly well organised, from the time the event opens on the Friday until the final gun on the Sunday. Music, Food, Shops, Yoga, a tough trail course with great marshals and support around it. You'd be stupid to miss this one!
Caroline B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Fabulous event, well organised, super marshals, lovely course and facilities. It’s my favourite running event ever, have done it 5 times.
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
First Endure, joined a small team, camped over, weather was terrible, mud, rain, dark but it all added to the fun! absolutely loved it, the atmosphere was amazing, showers fab, I'm signed up already as a team leader for next year! can't wait, only complaint, I saw no fairys 😂 - thank you
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Brilliant from start to finish! Amazing atmosphere. Fab marshall. Perfect organisation.<br />This is a great event, will definitely do it again.
Graham B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
What a wonderful event! Being first timers, our team of four weren’t too sure what to expect but we all enjoyed the interesting course, and were easily able to follow the progress of our and other teams via the chip timing updates. The camping area was relaxed, not too far from the start/finish (and race village) and the loos were clean and queue-less. Yup, we’ve already booked for 2020!
Tina A
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was my first Endure24 and it was amazing, from first minute to last, even though I got totally soaked on course, but was helped nicely through the mud by marshals. People are so helpful on course, no one judged my slow speed and constantly someone giving you a boost or chatting or you are giving someone as boost or a cheer. I stayed with a group of 16 and we had an absolute blast. Even the toilet and showers were good.
Paul C
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
First time I have done this, already signed up for next year! Supremely well organised yet on a very ‘low touch’ basis. Loved everything, even Heartbreak Hill seems like a fond memory!
H. Jarvis
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was our second year - first in 2016 and saw some welcome improvements. Very well organised, fab atmosphere , great event whether a seasoned endurance runner or a more casual participant.
Chris
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was the second year I did Endure24 and I enjoyed it more than my first. Great organisation, and great medal and t-shirt! Have already booked for next year in a team!
Greer K
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Our 3rd at Endure Reading, booked in for 2020 already. Super event, great organisation, friendly atmosphere, loads for the kids to do, excellent facilities. We love it 🥰
Natalie W
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
My second #Endure24 at Wasing Park was every bit as enjoyable as the first. This year I was in a team of 4 and last year a team of 5. Amazing organisation and atmosphere, despite less favourable weather conditions... We’re not natural campers, but we’re already talking about booking our places for next year (including my husband who took up running purely so he could take part this year). I’d say it’s an event for all types of runner! A fab experience :)
C C
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Excellent event, well organised and a lovely enjoyable weekend. Facilities great despite the amounts of people using them
chris b
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4.7
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
My first ultra distance event, and wasnt disappointed! Brilliant atmosphere, amazing marshals who were encouraging day or night. Cant wait for next year.
chris b
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4.7
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was my first ultra distance race. Im so glad I picked endure. The marshals were amazing and always encouraging, whatever time of day or night. I cant think of a bad thing to say about this event. I cant wait for next year, Ive some unfinished business!
Tim C
Star
5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
3rd time at this fantastic event - in smaller teams of 5 this year- each year you think it can’t get better and each year it does.<br />Great 5 mile trail - a few stretched were a little stickier than normal after the rain <br />Facilities very well maintained - showers and loos regularly cleaned and refreshed <br />Atmosphere as always very inclusive, positive and uplifting - had a great weekend and looking forward to next year
Sani K.
Star
4.3
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Great event, something for everyone. Only problem which is absolutely avoidable nowadays is the huge amount of plastic in the food tent. Ban plastic, ask people to bring their reusable mugs and cups and use environmentally friendly crockery and cutlery.
Day k
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4.7
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
I absolutely loved this race !!! Great atmosphere and it’s not about speed but how far you can go ! We are already booked for next year and I can’t wait thank you Endure 👏
Dave B
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4.7
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Absolutely loved it, if you’re a runner of any short it’s a must do event. Just make sure you size your team right and make the most of the occasion. Incredible event, ran it for the second time as a team of two, looking for a solo place next year 🤞
Barbara M
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Outstanding!!<br />My first Endure, I completely loved it. An addict already! Plenty of toilets, nice and clean, but dark at night! Head-torch essential 😂<br />Thank you all!
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
My forth year at Reading and it just keeps getting better and better, one amazing weekend and I'm back next year.
Clare
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This is a pure celebration of what it is like to be part of a running community. Tough, challenging and joyous
Katy C
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
This was my first experience of Endure and it was so well organised. Plenty of toilets, kept well, great food tent and options of other food and drink for the weekend too. Marshals were great, very enthusiastic and the medals are epic! Definitely returning next year.
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Very well organised from the queueing to get into the campsite on Friday morning to getting my medal. Wonderful festival atmosphere with music all day. Kids race is free with disco afterwards. The course is wonderful trail course with the right amount of hills to make it interesting. Love this event and will be back next year.
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Fab atmospheres safe camp area organisers on the ball changing course to suit wet conditions village area food area needs work as they ran out on Friday n Saturday n they need another water taps nearer camping site fab toilets they were always being cleaned volunteers were amazing and encouraging just do it you will regret missing out on the experience of alifetime
Nick
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
You can’t say much about Endure 24 , apart from it’s totally awesome!!!<br />Chris and his team organised a fantastic event once again 👏🏻
Emma C
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
First time doing Endure24 but certainly not my last. Great course, great organisation, so friendly. It doesn't matter how much you run or walk, you're made to feel welcome.
Marie S
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Yet again Endure24 at Wasing Park was a 1st class event. The course, the camping facilities, the event village and finally the organisation are all second to none. Whether a solo camper or surrounded by family and friends, you are never lonely as it really is one big family at Endure events.
Sarah B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
My 1st time at Endure and I’ve already signed up to go back again next year. There is nothing I can fault about the whole weekend - the organisation, atmosphere, marshalls & fellow runners were all amazing. I can not recommend it enough.
Dale S
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Endure 24 Reading is the best running event I have ever done. It is organised perfectly, the direction for the runners can not be faulted and the atmosphere IMO is second to none. If you enjoy your running this is an absolute must. I will continue to return for many more years. Absolutely love it.
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Superbly organised event. Great atmosphere. Tough course. Friendly organisers and competitors.<br />Everything was perfect to make this a mind blowing experience
Patricia L
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
My first experience of Endure. Won't be my last. As a more mature slower runner I was worried about fitting in but didn't need to. It's a great atmosphere, highly organised and excellent facilities. Already booked for 2020.
Jon W
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Reading Endure24 is getting bigger and better every year, but still maintains its family friendly and fun atmosphere. I think this is still my favourite weekend of the year.<br />
Peter
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Now this was my first Endure, I can say I absolutely loved it, 36 miles bagged yes 36 miles considering 7 laps is only 5 miles long each, I lost my wrist band at night within the first 0.5 miles and had to go back to start and get another, loved it soooo much I e entered the ballot for SOLO!
Peter T
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Now this was my first Endure, I can say I absolutely loved it, 36 miles bagged yes 36 miles considering 7 laps is only 5 miles long each, I lost my wrist band at night within the first 0.5 miles and had to go back to start and get another, loved it soooo much I e entered the ballot for SOLO!
Sea
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Absolutely brilliant! Well organized from start to finish! It's a tough run lots of support. My team has already signed up again!
Fiona B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Had the best time ever with the best team, so much better than when we did 2016.. definitely coming back
Claire
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
2nd time doing endure24 at reading - it's the one event I will always attend! Absolutely fantastic - the atmosphere is brilliant as are all the facilities for runners & spectators cant rate it enough have already booked for 2020 😊
Nikki C
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
3 year's in a row and signed up for next year! Most friendly and great atmosphere! Clean showers and toilets...great fun just sign up you wont regret it!
Ruth
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Great event whether you are an ultra runner after your 100 mile T-shirt or a fun runner like me that managed 4 laps. Hot showers, flushing toilets, catering, massages and first aid all on site. Great Marshall’s to keep you going in the wee small hours too. Role on next year we manage to bring even more Runnymede Runners!
Carl
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3.7
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Laps was impassable when it got wet, but I believe they changed the course not long after my last lap
Alex. N
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Brilliantly well organised. From the minute we arrived there was nothing that I could fault the organisers on. The course had good variability and the atmosphere was brilliant at all times. Fantastic marshalls on the course, amazingly clean toilets and showers and great entertainment on the Friday evening. I would definitely recommend this event and am looking forward to next year!
Rebecca O
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
What an amazing event, full of camaraderie and fun. Feels like a huge running party albeit that you have to keep on running and keep on drinking water! Great organisation, brilliant marshals and course. Camping facilities were excellent, would love more vegan food options especially breakfast time please!
Jo W-H
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
I love this event! I’ve done it for the past 4 years and it gets better every time. The atmosphere is great and all the people are friendly and supportive. It’s well organised and there’s so much going on! Highly recommend it!!!
Paul S.
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4.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
The organisation was amazing, with fabulous people at the marshal points around the course.<br />I expect many people appreciated the DJ music in the arena, but I wasn't one of them, and I wasn't the only one with my fingers in my ears at the volume of it!<br />By the evening some of the food trucks ran out; I had the scraping of a chicken paella and I'm hoping it wasn't this that gave me a dodgy tummy to where I ran laps with toilet roll stuffed in my waterbag, "just in case"...<br />I would recommend it although I'm not sure if I'd do it again for a while as I'm not a fan of running laps; there are plenty of other ultras out there with a more varied, interesting route.
Jon L
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
2nd time at Endure24 as part of a team of 4. The event is superbly organised by people who obviously care about the experience it gives to its participants. The course offers a challenge not least in the middle of the night. But you are never alone and the support of the marshalls and fellow runners is endless.
Judy C
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Marshalled last year so gave the running a go this time! I went solo & as a very slow runner this was s great format for me. Never have I done something so inclusive where the fast & the slow are as encouraged & as valued as each other. Simply put, for my 1st ultra, this was bloody brilliant! Well done team Endure24 & fingers crossed for me in the 2020 ballot!
Liz B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Very friendly and well organised event. Second year taking part as a team of 6 and already booked again for next year.
Ian T
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Ran this year as my first solo attempt, managed the 100mi. Great course and support. If you plan on tackling the century, have a clear plan and don't go too crazy with regards pace.
Joanne HH
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Fabulous local event to me, well organised, excellent facilities, brilliant cameraderie - all-round top event. Thanks Endure24 Reading. Gerald Giraffe (solo) plus human's brother!
Sheryl
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Excellent course, safety, amenities and atmosphere. I ran as a pair and the on the course support from other runners, Marshall’s and supporters was amazing. If you’re thinking about it do it! You won’t be disappointed.
Katie B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
First time solo and got 60miles! Hoping to come back again soon and get to 100 miles! Amazing support from all! Potential improvements to the staff in main catering facility (rude and unprofessional), but other food stalls were amazing (lovely lady on the crepe stall). LOVED the course, even when it was raining! The marshals and volunteers were fab! At the age of 21, I think I'm a converted ultra runner! :O
Lina J
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Fantastic race, organisation is second to none and the atmosphere is electric!! This is the third time I’ve done it and I’m hoping to get a place again next year. I would highly recommend this race as it also caters for all abilities and it’s family friendly.
Sarah B
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
A really fantastic event. Everything went well, even the toilets were kept clean and stocked up. Great atmosphere with lots of friendly people. I would definitely want to do it again one day☺
Di N
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
I have been at Reading E24 for 5 years starting as a part of a big team, then duo, then solos. Loved everyone. A brilliant event in every way.
Justin
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Amazing event! Great course, great marshaling, clean loos, excellent catering and loads of nice touches, like the fire pit overnight, the fairy lights in the woods. Fun, quirky, mad!
Andy
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5.0
Did the 24 Hours in 2019
A great weekend with great atmosphere and really well organized.<br />If you can go for the 100 as a solo runner.
Jennie H
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Did the 24 Hours in 2019
Excellent event. <br />Superb atmosphere and organisation. <br />A combination of wonderful participants and excellent organisation - whilst I didn’t use many of the food places, the ones I did were great. The toilets were very regularly cleaned and restocked and the showers were great
David
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
First timer. A great challenging 8k/5m route. Fantastic organisation. Toilet and shower facilities are very clean. Plenty of food stalls all seem to be reasonably priced.</p><p> Run as many or few laps as you want in 24 hours. A great experience for all types of runners. If you enjoy running and want a different challenge then get a team together and give this a go. This was my first time, we’re already getting a team together for next year!
Andrea
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
One word: EPIC! <br />Did it 2018, back for more 2019.<br />It IS Brutal, it IS Relentless, and after torrential rain it IS hard work. But sooooooo worth it. After 35 miles (norm for a team of 4) you'll wish you hadn't, but you can just go with the flow and do a lot less if you like! It is a running event, but for some reason walkers are signing up (a little frustrating when you are running and you can't get passed them 🤪), so exercising patience is recommended. So too is a hot water bottle! Temperature drops overnight and even with a sleeping bag, big fluffy dressing gown, ski jacket and PJ's I was frozen! Having said that, depending on your goals don't expect much if any sleep. Take change of kit for each lap, and shower when you can, it will make you feel better. Camping stove and kettle is essential. Take a body torch rather than head torch so you can see through the dust and flying animals if it's been warm. Instant porridge and noodles is the best, quickest fuel. Food at the Race Village can run out really quickly so get in early (no later than 5pm in the evening).<br />Team spirit, atmosphere, commentary is great! All in all an enjoyable, exhausting weekend that you will talk about for weeks, if not months, after! 👍
John
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Excellent course even when muddy. Facilities were great - showers and toilets. The atmosphere was fantastic and makes for a great social occasion. Running was brutal.
Judith
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Very well organised and friendly event. 4th tine of attending. Marshals enthusiastic. Organisers listen to feedback. This year the notification as runners came in made the handover area flow better. Hopefully less plastic waste from cups on future, and more recycling for waste in camp site. Will be back in 2020
Kit
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
One of the toughest but most inspiring races I've done to date. Awesome event. Well done E24. Kit Webster - Just Run Boyz
Robert K
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4.3
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Amazing course, great atmosphere. It was quite crowded at the beginning, but once it got going it was great. Check out my video of the 2019 event here: https://youtu.be/IkVEbdmdDAk
Steve
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Everything was really well organised. Camping facilities , food etc very well planned. Course conditions were very soggy, but plenty of marshals at key points to make sure the runners were a safe as possible. Unfortunately I had need to use first aid, but they were a great bunch as well and looked after me.
Simon
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4.7
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Just loved the whole experience from start to finish... Course got quite tricky after the rain and required a lot of care to negotiate some of the steep downhill bits.
Claire
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Amazing event - returned again for 2019 and already booked for 2020! <br />The atmosphere for the entire period of running never fails in picking you up, fellow runners in the majority are very supportive of each other and help to spur you on in tough moments. <br />My only query is could there be more stalls/food carts? Minor thing only stops me impulse buying between laps!
Gareth
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
What can I say about Endure24, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! There will always be a few minor grumbles about an event of this size and complexity but overall I can't recommend it highly enough. Around 60 of us went from our running club and everyone had an amazing time.
Chris
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4.3
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Great event as always and we will undoubtedly be back. Everybody in our 4 teams loved it. <br />Only issues we had that the organisers could address is that headphones should be banned and a ‘keep to the left’ policy should be informed. As a faster team we had issues getting past slower runners/walkers, some of which wear massive noise cancelling headphones and don’t hear our calls, that or they are ignored and then we get a sly remark when we pass through small gaps. Not always, just now and again. <br />Also we were lucky enough to come third, presentations were way to late though and took too long. Half our team (including me) and practically everybody at the event had left by the time it started. People are exhausted and just want to get home, not wait 2 hours extra. <br />
Aaron
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2019
Second time at this event. It is a challenging course particularly as it rained heavily but the marshals and organisers were excellent.
Hilary
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Did the Endure24 in 2019
I love everything about Endure 24. The hilly, muddy course, the support all the way round and the camping. It was made much better this year with the addition of a screen with names and live stream of runners coming in to help with change over. Even the intermittent showers didn't dampen our spirits.
Claire
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Did the Endure24 in 2019
A wonderful trail course where trail shoes are highly recommended if the weather is wet (like this year). When the course got too bad in one area it was slightly altered which is great planning in my view. Very well organised, brilliant atmosphere. Really great water / red bull stop as well.
Andrea
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5.0
Did the Endure24 in 2018
An epic trail race for individuals, small teams of 5 or a team of 8. Awesome atmosphere, everyone very supportive and just simply good fun. Be prepared for the night runs, especially if it is hot and dusty as that's when you have to dig deep once the fairies and wolves have gone to sleep! Love it, doing it again in 2019!
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Logistics and schedule

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.

Spectators

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.

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. Endure24 will give you one of their 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

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I use poles for this event?
Yes, please feel free to bring your poles if you feel as though you will need them.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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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