Mizuno Reading Half Marathon

Mizuno Reading Half MarathonThe Mizuno Reading Half Marathon - now in its 29th year - kicks off the second runbritain Grand Prix on Sunday 1 April on a fast and popular course which remains unchanged.

The event, which has an impressive finish on front of large crowds inside Reading Football Club’s Madejski Stadium, is one of the UK’s fastest half marathons and is a favourite for beginners as well as seasoned athletes targeting PB times.

The race starts in Green Park, 250m from the Madejski Stadium, taking runners along the old route to Reading University before going through the city centre, over the river Kennet, past The Oracle shopping complex, under Abbey Gate, out to Prospect Park and back into town.

The 18,000 race places were snapped up by beginning of January, proving the continuous popularity of the race. All runners receive a medal as well as a fantastic goody bag at the finish.

The start time of the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon is 10.02 am. 

The GreenPark Challenge - a 2.8km run open to all the family - and the Reading Half Marathon Corporate Relay Challenge, which was designed to enable companies to promote a health workforce, will also take place on 1 April, contributing to a full day of action. 

Runners of the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon raise £250,000 every year for the official race charities, which for 2012 are CLIC Sargent and the Royal Berks Charity. Other supported charities include The Fire Fighters Charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Duchess of Kent House Charity, Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, Against Breast Cancer, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sue Ryder, Autistica and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. 

Footage from the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon will be available on runbritain TV as soon as possible in the days following the race, while a report of the race will be posted on the runbritain website along with updates on the runbritain Grand Prix.

Go to www.readinghalfmarathon.com for further details.