The 7th Reading half marathon will take place on Sunday 20 March 2011 and entries are now full for this ever popular event.

The half marathon route will be exactly the same as the 2010 route which starts at the Madjeski Stadium, heads towards the town centre taking in the Oracle shopping centre, past the Old Town Hall and finishes where it started, at the Madjeski Stadium.

Entries are limited to 16,500 for the half marathon.  Charities supported by the event have guaranteed places.  See the website for further details.
The half marathon is supported by the wheelchair half marathon, the Green Park Challenge, the Green Park Schools Challenge and the Corporate Relay.

The Green Park Challenge is a 2.8km race for both serious athletes, who want a faster race, and beginners who'd like to have fun and raise money for charity at the same time.  Entries are limited to 1,000.

The Green Park Schools Challenge has 3 categories for runners U13, U15 and U17 (age under on 1.9.11).

 

The Corporate Relay has space for 80 teams of 4 members, each team member will run approximately 3 miles.  Prizes are offered for the fastest team and the team to make the most money for charity.

 

The Reading Half Marathon is the first event of 5 in the inaugural
runbritain grand prix for 2011.

 

Elite Runners
Reading Half Marathon welcomes elite runners and can provide a range of packages and incentives to help you produce a fast time. 

These can include accommodation, expenses, time bonus payments, prize money and pace runners.

 

The current course records were set by Patrick Makau at 61.19 and Liz Yelling 69.35 in 2008. Male runners with recent sub 70 minute performances and female runners with recent sub 75 minute performances should contact elite@readinghalfmarathon.com for more details.

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