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The Mizuno Reading Half Marathon takes places on a flat fast course, taking in the highlights of the city centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support whilst also passing through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. A race for the experienced athlete looking for a new PB through to the complete beginner looking for a friendly safe and fun environment to run in.
The race starts in Green Park, 250m from the race site at Madejski Stadium. The route will be exactly the same as in 2013.
Starting at Green Park, A33 to Bennet Road , Basingstoke Road to Hartland Road, Whitley Wood Road to Shinfield Road and follow the old route to the Reading University loop. Turning right out of the university the route continues along Christchurch Road to Kendrick Road and down into the town centre via London Road, London Street and Mill Lane. A left turn takes the course over the Kennet and past The Oracle complex, then right into Minster Street and right into Kings Road as far as Abbey Square where it takes left and passes under Abbey Gate to the Forbury Gardens (half way).
From Abbey Street the route loops round the old Town Hall and into Friar Street, left into West Street and right onto the Oxford Road as far as Russell Street (second climb) and then right into the Tilehurst Road. The route follows the Tilehurst Road to Lienbenrood Road and Prospect Park before turning left into Bath Road and heading back towards the town before turning right into Coley Ave and then left into Berkley Ave. Another right into Rose Kiln Lane sees the course onto the A33 dual carriageway, it then heads for over a mile towards the Madejski Stadium; just before the stadium the route takes the customary right into Green Park but only as far as the first roundabout and then returns back towards the Stadium and the finish. Following the Green Park loop the race makes its way up and into the stadium finishing in front of the stands.
Entry limit: 16,500
£34.00 AAA's affiliated
09.45am Wheelchair Half Marathon
10:00am Half Marathon
Mementos: All finishers will receive a medal and goody bag
Wheelchairs, bikes, stilts, roller skates, skate boards, buggies, etc.
Participants are not permitted to use any of the above or similar in the event and those attempting to do so will be prohibited from starting and may be forcibly removed from the course mid-race where necessary. Likewise, anyone attempting to start or join the race in any outfit that we, in our absolute discretion, deem unsuitable and/or dangerous to other competitors or spectators, will not be allowed to start the event or, if on the course, may be forcibly removed from the event.