Road Closures & Travel Information

It is your responsibility to get to the race on time. Please plan your journey before you set off and whatever mode of transport you use, allow extra time for delays or congestion. We suggest you aim to arrive in Reading no later than 08:45 for the Half Marathon (7:30am for The Green Park Challenge).

Please note there is a 15 – 20 minute walk from the race village to the start line. If you or one of your supporters has any mobility issues and is in need of assistance, then please contact our events team in advance on 0778 813 7117 or email

FREE shuttle buses & taxis

There are FREE shuttle buses between Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium from 07:00-14:30, this service is free to everyone. There is also a Taxis service between the station and the Stadium, with taxi pick up points at both locations – fixed price £10 between these locations. Please note a Taxis will take you to other destinations from the Stadium, this will be charged on the meter.

Arriving by Train

Please check all train times with National Rail Enquiries –
  Telephone: 08457 48 49 50 


Every year we work very closely with Reading Borough Council and other agencies to agree a full traffic management system which will be safe for the runners and cause the minimum amount of disruption to residents and other road users. However, there will be times when some roads will be closed to traffic. This is necessary to host such a large road race and we ask for your patience and cooperation during the short time the race will be passing your area.

We also ask people do not use junction 11 on the M4 to gain access to Reading town centre as this will be affected due to road closures.

Travelling by car

If you are traveling by car then please allow extra time for delays and congestion. If you are participating in the Green Park Challenge we advise that you arrive no later than 07:30am. If you are participating in the Reading Half Marathon we advise you to arrive no later than 08:45am as runners will begin assembling to the start line from 09:00am.

Official Car Park

Pre-booked parking in our official car parks is now closed. If you have booked parking all directions will be included with your permit.

All car parks £12.50 each.

There is no parking at the Madejski Stadium or on the surrounding roads. All car parks are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Red Car Park (Not on sale yet) – Located on A33/ Longwater Avenue, RG2 0QS, this car park is approx. 2 minutes' walk to the Race Village. *Please note there is a height restriction of 2.1m. All vehicles must also be parked by 9am and there is no exit before 12:30pm. We also require you to move your car before 4pm when the car park will be locked.

Yellow Car Park (Not on sale yet) – Located at wood. (formerly Foster Wheeler), Shinfield Park, Shinfield, RG2 9FW. There is a free shuttle bus to and from the Race Village. We recommend you park by 8:30am.

Pink Car Park – We are hoping to be able to offer the usual pink car park, however due to circumstances out of our control, we are unable to confirm if this car park will become available. We will make an announcement when we know.

2020 OFFICIAL CAR PARKING MAP There is no parking at the Madejski Stadium (please don't attempt to park here as this will result in traffic congestion).