Beginner Friendly Running Events in Reading

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    Wokingham 10K & 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
    1 review
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    Wokingham 10K & 5K

    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Whatever the weather at Dinton Pastures, there is always something new to see and we always have a back-up plan up our sleeves if the paths are flooded; rain doesn't stop play!! Open to all abilities.

    Every time we have an event at Dinton Pastures we see it in a different light, see new animals and hear new sounds there is never a dull moment at this gorgeous Country Park and there is an amazing cafe onsite too!

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      This was my first proper race and I loved it. Well organised and great atmosphere. I have 2 suggestions though. 1 more person at least handing out the water and is it possible to stop spectators standing in front of the clock at the halfway/finish line?
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    Treehouse 5k, 10k & Family Run
    Sun 31st Mar
    22 Station Rd, Cholsey, Wallingford OX10 9PT, UK
    £3 - £17
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    Shinfield 10k
    Mon 6th May
    Shinfield Medical Practice, School Green, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9EH, UK
    £12 - £17
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    Dinton Summer Series – May
    Thu 9th May
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
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    Thames Valley Spring 5km, 10km and 15km Run
    Sat 6th Apr
    Unnamed Road, Windsor SL4 6QF, UK
    £22.50 - £30
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    Danesfield Dash 10k
    Sun 28th Apr
    Wittington House, Henley Rd, Marlow SL7 2EB, UK
    £6 - £19
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    The Bolt trail run
    Sat 30th Mar
    South Downs District Office, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham GU10 4LS, UK
    £7 - £48
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    Wallingford Thames Run
    Sun 19th May
    Old Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10, UK
    $11 - $20
    1 review
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    Wallingford Thames Run

    Old Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Thames Run is multi-terrain route along local footpaths and the banks of the River Thames, and back through the historic market town of Wallingford. For the 5k event runners complete one circuit of the route and for the 10k route two.

    Reviews
    • Did the Wallingford Thames Run 10k in 2018

      Great 10k run around Wallingford. 2nd time I have done it and will donit again. Pretty flat course mixture of road and footpaths. Great atmosphere
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    Dinton Summer Series – June
    Thu 13th Jun
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
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    Race for Life 5k – Reading
    Sun 14th Jul
    24 Liebenrood Rd, Reading RG30 2DX, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park
    Thu 4th Jul
    Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UK
    £5 - £19
    1 review
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    Thames 10k, 5k and 2.5k at Beale Park

    Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    After our inagurual year last year, we are pleased to have this event firmly back on the calendar with headline sponsors, Macbeths Insurance supporting us and you every step of the way.

    Beale Park and the surrounding area really is a stunning location for an evening run - with parts of the course near the Thames and others through the woods. One not to miss.

    Reviews
    • Did the 5k in 2018

      Fantastically run even, unfortunately tough course with very challenging terrain.
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    Dinton Summer Series – July
    Thu 11th Jul
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
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    Race For Life 5K – WINDSOR
    Sun 2nd Jun
    221 Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5HF, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Run The Rock 5K & 10K
    Sat 8th Jun
    1 Park Ln, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe HP14 3TQ, UK
    £15 - £18
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    Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K
    Sun 31st Mar
    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK
    £14 - £19
    2 reviews
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    Richmond Park Spring 10K & 5K

    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Warmer weather and (possibly) more sunshine can only mean one thing spring is arriving! And with that comes the return of the Richmond Park Spring 10K and 5K race, located in the beautiful London park itself. Weave your way through the greenery as you spend your Sunday morning taking on a 10K or 5K run.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      I am only reviewing negatively as I am tying to get in touch with the organisers through the link in my acceptance email (have been for two weeks) but cant get hold of anyone. Hoping a negative review may prompt a response!
    • Did the 10k in 2017

      This is a great race, it's not huge so don't expect any crowds or people cheering you on. But, it's a perfect training race. It's well organised and Richmond Park is so beautiful, you feel like you're in the countryside.
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    The Bushy Park Spring 10k & 5k
    Sun 14th Apr
    Cobbler's Walk, Teddington TW11 0EB, UK
    £14 - £18
    2 reviews
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    The Bushy Park Spring 10k & 5k

    Cobbler's Walk, Teddington TW11 0EB, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Celebrate Spring at the Bushy Park Spring 10k & 5k.

    Taking place within the iconic surroundings of Bushy Park which is the perfect setting for a fast, flat and traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

    Race features chip timing - plus finish line goodies and a medal for you at the finish.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      The only complaint I have is that the race start was very hard to find given the directions provided and where the bus dropped me off. Both myself and another runner spent 25 minutes searching for the place and ended up starting the race 10 minutes late. A single sign on the outside of the park (to the south) would have solved this problem. Other than that... amazing staff and amazing atmosphere as usual :)
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      Good, flat course, a bit congested at the start though. Having different start times for the 5k and 10k races might help.
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    Brutal Pyestock – Hampshire
    Sat 15th Jun
    5 Pyestock Cres, Farnborough GU14 9SN, UK
    £19.50 - £31.50
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    Race for Life 5k – Basingstoke
    Wed 12th Jun
    85 Pack Ln, Basingstoke RG22 5HG, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Dinton Summer Series – August
    Thu 8th Aug
    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UK
    £13 - £19
    11 reviews
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    Dinton Summer Series – August

    Davis St, Reading RG10 0TJ, UKView event
    11 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This series back for the EIGHTH year has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities.

    Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

    The course follow a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, its pancake flat and if you enter more than one race youve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month!

    Reviews
    • Did the 10km in 2017

      Enjoyable 10k. The only downside being a two lap course but that's the nature of the setting. Though being two laps enabled a 5km split on the chip which is good. Big puddles too and sloppy in places but not a lot you can do about that.
    • Did the 10km in 2017

      Great friendly atmosphere, felt like a proper local, community event. Loved the 'shout-outs' from the announcer at the halfway stage and finishing line, using our race numbers to give personalised 'shout-outs'.
    • Did the 5km in 2017

      I'm still a relatively new runner and older than most but was made to feel really part of the run series. The only reason I gave the course an OK was the huge lakes on part of the course! The organisation is tip top, i've never had to wait for a bar code and getting the time immediately is a nice bonus.
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    Race for Life 5K – Newbury
    Sun 30th Jun
    The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7PN, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World
    Sun 26th May
    Mercedes-Benz Brooklands & Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL, UK
    £21 - £24
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    Race for Life 5k – High Wycombe
    Sun 21st Jul
    24 Warren Wood Dr, High Wycombe HP11 1DZ, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Phoenix – Thames Path Potter
    Sun 9th Jun
    Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
    £37.95 - £39.95
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    Whiteley 5k and 10k
    Sun 9th Jun
    Whiteley Village, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames KT12 4BT, UK
    £12 - £20
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    Race For Life 5K – RICHMOND
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Twickenham Rd, Richmond, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Cumnor Royal British Legion 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Leys Rd, Cumnor, Oxford OX2, UK
    £7 - £9
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    The Bushy Summer 10k & 5k
    Sun 9th Jun
    Cobbler's Walk, Teddington TW11 0EB, UK
    £14 - £19
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    Race for Life 5k – Kingston and Kempton Park
    Sat 29th Jun
    144 Staines Rd E, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5AY, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Hard as Snails
    Wed 3rd Jul
    Guildford, UK
    £10 - £20
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    Race for Life 5K – Hillingdon
    Sat 13th Jul
    Hillingdon Parade, 1 Uxbridge Rd, Uxbridge UB10 0PE, UK
    £10 - £14.99
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    Race for Life 5k – Oxford
    Sun 14th Jul
    Pavilion, Oxford OX1 3QB, UK
    £10 - £14
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    Colour Me Krazy 5k
    Sun 14th Jul
    Walton Ln, Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, UK
    £15 - £24
    2 reviews
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    Colour Me Krazy 5k

    Walton Ln, Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This Brand New Colour Run 5k is coming to Weybridge, July 2019. Colour Me Krazy is an exciting Race that brings together the Challenge of a 5k Race with a Splash of Colour, ideal for all the Family!

    Organised by the Team behind the Weybridge 10k, we have brought over 2500 Runners to the Streets of Weybridge over the last 2 years and we can't wait to introduce this Brand New Event.

    The Goal is to have a Good Time and Achieve a 5k Run that you can Walk, run, jog and if youre feeling brave cartwheel the whole way!! And for those who want to achieve even more they can try for their Personal Best. Create a team or go solo and totally work it! Bring your Friends and Family to cheer you on and add some colour to your white tees. Start and Finish by the River Thames and Enjoy a Route that takes you along the Famous 10k Tow Path that is talked about by our very own 10K finishers.

    Every 1k mark there is a Colour Station that you Pass through but we ensure you, you wont be coming out with a white tee anymore. Here, our Race Team Shower with our Special 100% Safe Colour Powder. As you go, the Colours build, until by the end of the course where youll be covered in all the colours of the rainbow.

    At the Finish Line we have a Huge Colour Party, where you get to Throw Coloured powder and light up the sky and make it rain colour. To make it even more fun we challenge you to cover your friends and family in all the colour so they have no white showing.

    #ColourMeKrazy #RunWeybridge

    Reviews
    • Did the Colour 5k in 2018

      I am excited to be taking part in the new Colour Me Krazy next July, it looks like a really exciting new Colour Run and it will definitely bring a big crowd to Weybridge! Along with the food, drink and family stalls I am looking forward to running a 5k that doesn't have the pressure of getting a fast time, I can just relax and have fun whilst enjoying completing my first 5k
    • Did the Colour 5k in 2018

      I am really looking forward to doing this in 2019 in its very first year, the route & atmosphere will be just like the famous Weybridge 10k!
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    Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon & 10K
    Sat 29th Jun
    Netton Island, Netton St, Bishopstone, Salisbury SP5 4DD, UK
    £23
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    Waddesdon Manor Summer 5k
    Wed 17th Jul
    Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, UK
    £11 - £13
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    Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k
    Sun 7th Jul
    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UK
    £14 - £19
    2 reviews
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    Richmond Park Summer 10k & 5k

    Sheen Gate, Richmond TW10 5HR, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us and celebrate Summer in 2018 at The Richmond Park Summer 10K and 5K. Taking place within the picturesque Richmond Park, it's a perfect setting for a pacy, traffic-free Sunday morning 10k. If you prefer, why not take on the 5k option? The undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Beginners welcome.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2018

      I do looked forward to this run but unfortunately the heat just got the better of me. Such a pity this run started so late as by 10am it was Scorturing hot. Very disappointed in the result and the whole experience.
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    Spire Bushey 10k, 5k and Junior Races - July
    Sun 14th Jul
    21 Palmer Ave, Bushey WD23 3NB, UK
    £10 - £20
    1 review
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    Spire Bushey 10k, 5k and Junior Races - July

    21 Palmer Ave, Bushey WD23 3NB, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This great little race is now in its 34th year. The 5k & 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ - Queens' School. Chip-timed, with a great route, good organisation and fantastic marshaling these events will be perfect for everyone from novice runners to competitive athletes.

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k in 2017

      Not a PB course!! Great medal. Ok route but had a short SHARP hill.
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    Richmond Running Festival
    Sun 15th Sep
    Syon Vista, Richmond TW9 3JT, UK
    £7 - £46
    2 reviews
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    Richmond Running Festival

    Syon Vista, Richmond TW9 3JT, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to London's Flattest Course! All on road and path inside Kew Gardens.

    Take on one of London's most exclusive runs - passing through leafy Kew Gardens and alongside the beautiful river Thames. Join our team for this autumn riverside run and help fund our life-saving heart research.

    This is the only time you can ever run in the World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens! London's most exclusive race starts inside Kew Gardens and finishes in an all-day family festival in Old Deer Park.

    The Richmond Family Mile is a funrun for all ages. This is NOT a race and the intention is to allow the whole family get involved (especially children). There is NO time limit for entrants. Every runner with a bib receives a RUNFEST triangle medal and NIKE Tee shirt at the end.

    The Borough of Richmond Upon Thames is the most uniquely beautiful part of London given its essential character, history, significance, and its gifts of nature. It is only right that Richmond Upon Thames should have a unique day to celebrate all the wonders this borough has to offer.

    Reviews
    • Did the Kew Gardens 10k in 2018

      The event was well organised and the route was great although some parts were a bit narrow. The medal and finishers t-shirt were great quality (a proper nike t-shirt that I have since worn many times). Runners and their friends and family can spend the day in Kew Gardens for free.
    • Did the Marathon in 2017

      This was my first marathon! I loved it and I'll definitely be back for more. The course was lovely - starting from Kew Gardens, you go along the river to Hampton Court and then back the other side. Some of it is on trail so it's not a great one for quick times, but for a marathon in London, it's nice and varied and scenic. The one annoying thing was that the marathon and half marathon routes join up towards the end, so I was having to run around lots of other runners when I was completely spent, and when the course narrowed. But on the whole, great day and I'll be back.
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    Andover Food Bank Lake Run
    Sun 22nd Sep
    Foxcotte Ln, Andover, UK
    £8 - £100
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    Run for Sparkle – Henley
    Sat 4th May
    107-108 Remenham Ln, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3DB, UK
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    Ibstone Circle 5k & 10K
    Sun 14th Apr
    Fox Country Inn, Ibstone Rd, High Wycombe HP14 3XT, UK
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    BRUTAL Bagshot
    Sat 13th Apr
    13 Beverley Cl, Camberley GU15 1HF, UK
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    Woking 3 Miles Monthly Handicap – April
    Wed 3rd Apr
    1A Guildford Rd, Woking GU22 7PX, UK
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    Croudace Homes Festival 5
    Sun 12th May
    Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7BA, UK
    Sold Out
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    Chiltern Chase
    Sun 9th Jun
    10 The Cloisters, Ewelme, Wallingford OX10 6HS, UK
    1 review
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    Chiltern Chase

    10 The Cloisters, Ewelme, Wallingford OX10 6HS, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    Reviews
    • Did the 10K in 2018

      Tough 10k through the rolling chiltern. Fair few cheeky hills. Mainly on roads but a few off road bits too. Struggled on this one but that was weather/heat related.
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    Run Richmond Park 5k and 10k Race 6
    Sat 30th Mar
    Unnamed Road, Richmond TW10 5HZ, UK
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    Trevor Lynch – Risborough Run in the Park – May Race 3
    Sun 19th May
    Church Ln, Princes Risborough HP27 9AW, UK
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    Bubble Rush – Harrow
    Sat 6th Apr
    Carlton Ave, Harrow, UK
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    Risborough Run in the Park – May Race 4
    Sun 26th May
    Church Ln, Princes Risborough HP27 9AW, UK
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