RACE VILLAGE

Located at the Madejski stadium the Race Village is close to the start line in Green Park and right next to the finish line on the magnificent Stadium half way line. Athletes come to drop off their baggage in the morning, soak up the entertainment before and after the race, meet friends and grab a bite to eat and drink. Here's an example of what you'll find on Race Day.

Baggage Tent

Runners are able to leave their baggage within the Baggage Tent prior to the race beginning. It will be clearly signed. Please expect to queue to drop/collect your baggage during peak times.

Catering

There will be a number of catering units serving a selection of tasty food Including fresh hot panines, burgers, fish and chips, carvery, hot & cold drinks & confectionary.

Charity Partners

Our Charity Partners will be in the Race Village on event day. Why not stop by to find out more about these great causes.

Entertainment

You'll find Cheerleaders, stilt walkers & bands dotted around to make sure the event goes off with a bang. If you're lucky you may just bump in to Kingsley and Queensley!

Help Desk

The Help Desk is manned by Goldline Events staff with a little help from our friends at Reading Borough Council to deal with any issues you might have on the day, including race pack collection and Elite athlete queries. It is also the place to go if you have lost something or someone. If you have any issues or questions just stop by and we will be glad to help.

Massage & Physio Services

Our partners Berkshire Physio and Therapists on the High Street will be available to help with everything from pre-race body MOT to a relaxing post-race massage. Stop by to help relieve those weary legs. The services provided by Berkshire Physio and Therapists on the High Street are free but they may request a charitable donation.

Medical

Medical services will be located near the finish line and in the Race Village. If at any point you need help please make yourself known.

Meeting Points

Meeting points will be clearly signposted in the middle of the Race Village.

Merchandise Tent

For official Reading Half Marathon merchandise come and see us in the heart of the Race Village. Products include the official race T-shirts, hoodies, snoods, bib clips and more!

Toilets

There will be plenty of toilets to help with those last minute nerves and they will be clearly sign posted.

VIP

If you're a VIP runner or their guest please head to the Conference Centre entrance where you will be directed to the hospitality areas.

Stalls

Do you want to have your own stall or concession?

On Sunday 11th April 2021, thousands of runners will take part in this iconic event, taking in the sights of Reading as well as raising thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities.

If you are interested in selling your concessions to thousands of runners and spectators at one of Reading’s largest participation events then please email us at info@goldlineevents.co.uk.

If your application is successful you will be asked to provide H&S documents.