It’s time for Reading to get fit. And get ready for the Reading Marathon 2019. This year the race will take place on Sunday the 17th of March at 10.15am.
Marathon runner have been training for months. Getting ready for one of the fastest courses in Reading.
Early bird entry costs £41.50 for UKA affiliated club members. £42.50 for all other runners. In 2019 the maximum number of participants is 19,5000. Cancer Research UK’ is the official race charity this year.
Participants will need to be 17 years of age on race day. Entries for 2019 will close when they are full.
All the participants will receive a race guide. The runners that finish the half marathon. Will be given an official finisher t-shirt and medal. Plus other goodies. Olympians often join the runners at the start line.
If you are not taking part in the Reading Marathon. Go along and cheer on the runners. There will be entertainment along the way including bands and cheerleaders.
Wheelchair users can take part. Email firstname.lastname@example.org so they can make the arrangements.
Reading Half Marathon Route
Each year the Reading half marathon route is the same. Starting at Longwater Avenue at 10.15am. Through Reading town centre and back around to finish at Madejski stadium.
The Green Park Challenge
The Green Park Challenge is just under 3km and is great for families. It starts at 8.30am. Some participants are serious athletes who want to run a shorter race. Others are beginners who want to get the experience of running marathons. Some people choose the Green Park Challenge to fundraise for a charity.
Entry is £14 per participant. You will recieve a free t-shirt. The minimum age for children is 4 years old. All children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by a participating adult. The maximum number of participants is 2,500.
Book your tickets for the race..
Let’s hope this year the snow does not creep up on us again. As it did last year on March 18th – It was a real shock to all of the runners – so here is video of some really cool guys who defied the blanket of snow and went on a marathon of their own.
Yell Cars wish all the runners the best of luck.