Be proud of your town

As a local resident or business there may be some disruption to your day during the race event. To help you minimise this disruption please consider the information below and look at the links to the various pages for more information.

2024 is the 42nd year of the Reading Half Marathon and not many towns and cities can say that. It is a testament to the people who live here. During these 42 years the event has raised millions for local Charities, brought hundreds of thousands of new people to Reading and contributed millions to your economy. We encourage you to embrace the day, get out onto the streets and support the runners - yes there will be disruption to your normal Sunday life but it's one day a year and really something you can be proud of.

The date

The race takes place on Sunday 14th April 2024. There will be road closures in some areas of Reading. Please make a note of this date, consider your plans for the day and if the event will affect them or not.

Things can change

Please check the website for any changes before the day and be patient with the race teams on the ground, most of them are volunteers from local charities, clubs and organisations who have volunteered their time to assist the runners and help you if they can, they may not know the answers to all of your questions but will do their best and may have to pass your details onto the event organisers.

Plan your journey

On Sunday 14th April 2024, whether the race is coming to your area or not there are many parts of Reading that are affected by road closures and restrictions for part of the day. The race starts at 10.15am so most road closures or restrictions will be in place before 9am. A full list of road closures will be available on the Travel Information page.

Don't panic

If you really need to be somewhere, if you're a care worker, meals on wheels, you're getting married or have a Ruby Wedding Anniversary party – something that clearly can't change the race organisers will do everything in their power to help you get to where you need to be. However we need to know that now, as on race day it may be too late.

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