Reading O2O 10k/3k/1k
06 October 2020
This flat 10km race route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering a wonderful, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. Friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB!Superb spectator-friendly start and finish by the river, with refreshments available. As well as the 10km main race, there will be 1km & 3km fun runs covering all age groups, so bring the family! Plenty of free car parking
Results and Prizes10k: Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female (regardless of age). 1st Male & Female in the following categories: V40, V50, V60, V70 also receive a prize. 3k: Medals to 1st Girl & Boy 9-10yrs; 11-12 yrs; 13-14yrs 1k: Medals to 1st Girl & Boy Under-7yrs & 7-8yrs Each finisher (in 10k/3k/1k) will receive a medal commemorating the eventFacilitiesBag Drop: The baggage drop will be at the Start/Finish area from 08:00. You will be given a baggage tag when you pick up your race pack, which should be attached to your bag before taking it to the drop.Race Packs: Race packs should be picked up on the day between 07:30-8:45 from Race HQ. Desks close promptly at 08:45 Late Entries: We will be taking entries on race day between 07:30-08:45. Please go to the “Late Entries” desk in the Race Village in plenty of time to register and pick up a number & chip. Late entries have a surcharge of £3. Desks close promptly at 08:45Race Number: Secure your race number securely to the FRONT of your running top using four pins. If you have a medical condition that will need consideration, please mark the front of your number with a cross and write details on the back. Race numbers must not be passed on to another runnerToilets: There are toilets at the start/finish area and also inside and outside the Wokingham Waterside Centre, adjacent to the start area. Water: There will be a water station at halfway, at the 5k point. There will also be water at the finish. If you require water prior to the race, please bring a bottle with youChanging/Showers: Whilst there are no dedicated changing rooms or showers, you will be able to use the nearby London Aquatics Centre shower facilities for a small fee of £2 when showing your race number on entry.Refreshments: Tea/coffee and snacks will be available at the start/finish area Changing: There are no changing facilities, so please come ready dressed for the race
The 10k Route:The race takes you from the water meadow, around the nature reserve before heading in to Reading and back along the banks of the Thames and Kennet & Avon canal. Please be considerate to other users. Please take care when running on the towpath. The 3k & 1k Fun RunsThe fun-runs will use part of the 10k route and are all on grass & trails Marshals: Marshals will be stationed along the route at strategic points – please comply with instructions given by the marshals Kilometres: The route will be marked with kilometre markers
7:45 am Registration opens for you to pick up your race pack 7:45am Late Entries being taken 8:30am Baggage Vans open 9:00am 10k starts 9:05am (approx) fun runs start 9:35am (approx) 10k winner finishes 10:15am (approx) Prize presentation
Start/Finish:On the meadow in front of the Oracle HQ - look for the Purple Patch gantry! If you are arriving on foot/bike, the address is: Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA Car parking:The race car park is at RG6 1RA. Please note we will be parking in the Oracle 550 office car park. Please do not park anywhere else. Once you have parked, you will be directed to the start, which is a five minute walk away
For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.
There are numerous places along the route where you can watch the runners go by. There is also plenty of safe, traffic-free space alongside the river Thames for children to run around at the start/finish.
In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event. • Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age • Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age • 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age • 5K - 11 years of ageCan I bring a Buggy/Pushchair? This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.Is this race suitable for wheelchair users? This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.Can I run with Earphones/Headphones? Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.Does this event have a time-limit? Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.Does it cost more to enter on the day?Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).