THE EVENT WILL BE MANAGED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE UP TO DATE IN SEPTEMBER
What will happen to my entry is the event has to be cancelled due to Coronavirus?
If the event is cancelled due to Coronavirus, we will look to choose another date when the event could be held.
All entries will be carried over to the rearranged event, or next years event if the delay is significant - we hope the 2021 event will revert back to May.
Will I receive my race number/timing chip prior to the event?
No, your race number and timing chip need to be collected on the morning of the event from the club house at Berkshire County Sports Club
Please keep your race number on you - THIS WILL BE YOUR BREAKFAST ROLL VOUCHER
Can I enter in person on the day?
This event sold out in 2019 so there were no on the day entries available, and we anticipate the same for 2020
What time do I need to be where?
Start times to be confirmed based on predicted finish times - to enable a staggered start
Runners will be informed of their start time in advance
As a guide, we anticipate forst runners going off at 08:00.
What are the age limits for entry?
The Kids Fun Run is for 4 - 13 year olds
The 5km race - minimum competitor age is 13 years
The 10km race - minimum competitor age is 15 years
What is the course?
Please see the course map here (this may change as road closures and access is finalised).
Please follow marshal instructions at all times and be prepared to stop at junctions, crossing and roundabouts to give way to other road users, traffic and pedestrians.
The course starts and finishes at Berkshire County Sports Club on Sonning Lane.
Sonning Lane will be closed for the start of the race.
When running along the River Thames footpath, there will be members of public enjoying the area too - you do not have sole use of this path, so please be considerate and sensible along this path.
The course has been amended for 2020, to enable as much social distancing as possible, so please refer to the map.
All runners must stay on the footpath along the A4 and Pound Lane - you are not permitted to run in either of these roads. They are both open to traffic and footpaths are open to member of the public.
Please be cautious, safe and respectful. Enjoy the course!
Can I run with a buggy?
No, the course is not suitable for buggies.
Is there a cut off time in which to finish the event?
All competitors need to finish the event by 10.30am (subject to staggered start)
Which roads are affected during the event to traffic?
A map and table of these can be found here
Are there toilets on-site?
Yes – port-a-loos will be located on the sports field. No urinating in public allowed under any circumstances.
Can I wear headphones during the event?
No, From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition:
"The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic”Enforcement of this rule is a matter for the race director and referee and disqualification of runners who choose to ignore it is an option.
Is there parking at the start/finish area?
This year parking will be within Berkshire County Sports Club.
We ask that users make a small donation (£2) to the club for parking, using the collection tins available on the day.
Access to the event parking at Berkshire County Sports Club will only be possible via the A4, not via Pearson Lane.
Please do not park on Sonning Lane these are part of the course and parking here will impact the event and the flow of traffic through the village.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN NEARBY RESIDENTIAL ROADS.
Is there a baggage area somewhere?
There will not be a baggage drop in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Will there be food/drink available afterwards?
Yes, all those that complete the 5/10k races will receive a free breakfast roll and snacks/refreshments will be on offer to purchase at Berkshire County Sports Club before, during and after the races.
We hope to again have a cake stand and ice creams available to purchase, but are assessing this with regard to Covid-19.
Your race number will be your breakfast roll voucher, so please keep it safe!
What prizes are there to run for?
Prizes will include vouchers for sports therapy, sports memberships, sports equipment and more!
All those that complete the 5/10k run will receive a free breakfast roll.
Who has helped make this event happen?
Reading Blue Coat School
Sonning Cricket Club
Our AMAZING VOLUNTEER MARSHALLS
This event would also not be possible without our sponsors. Please visit the sponsor page.