4th October 2021 - Reading at the ready!

New headline sponsor, Unleashed Performance, announced for 2021 Reading Half 

Unleashed Performance has today been announced as the new headline sponsor of the 2021 Reading Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 7th November with more than 13,000 runners expected on the start line. 

A new premium sports nutrition, active wear and gym brand – born right here in Reading – Unleashed Performance is proud to embark on what’s planned to be a longstanding partnership with the local community. 

A spokesperson from Unleashed Performance shared: “We’re incredibly excited and proud to be associated with the Reading Half Marathon. Unleashed Performance was born in Reading and we couldn’t be happier to give back through an icon of community life, in a way that truly resonates with our values.”

Race Director Judith Manson adds: “We are so excited to welcome Unleashed Performance to the Reading Half Marathon family and to share with them the world-renowned event we have created over the past 39 years. The last 18 months have been incredibly tough but we find strength by supporting each other, local communities, and local businesses. With our new partner we look to the future – returning to the magic of race day with our loyal community of runners, fundraisers, charities, athletes, volunteers, and key workers.

Unleashed Performance will be with us in force, with 75 of their runners lacing up. We wish them the best of luck for race day and look forward to presenting them with their well-earned medals at the finish line.”

The 2021 route promises to be as impressive as ever, taking in the buzz of a busy Reading town centre and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. A spectacular course, huge crowd support, musical entertainment, bucolic university grounds and a field of seasoned athletes are set to inspire a momentous finish inside Madejski Stadium, home of Reading FC.

Be sure to look out for the Unleashed Performance team on race day, who you’ll find on hand in the race village offering their premium products, training advice and gym memberships – they may just be your magic wand to a new half marathon PB!

Entries are still open for the 2021 Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 7th November but be quick: book your place at the start line now at readinghalfmarathon.com and let’s make it happen together.