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 HOG ROAST VOUCHER
Can I enter in person on the day?
Yes, providing there are available spaces
Card payments can't be accpeted, so payment in cash only
Entries on the day will incur an additional £3 charge
On the day entries will close at 0845 for the Fun Run and 0915 for the 10k and 5k
What time do I need to be where?
7.30-8.45am – Registration and number collection at the clubhouse, Berkshire County Sports Club.
8.55am – warm up with Barnes Fitness
9am – Kids Fun Run starts
9.30am – 5k and 10k races START
11am – Prize giving and hog roast for all runners who complete the 5k and 10k races
What are the age limits for entry?
The Kids Fun Run is for 5 - 14 year olds
The 5km race - minimum competitor age is 15 years
The 10km race - minimum competitor age is 15 years
What is the course?
Please refer to the event details for the map.
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 Kids Fun Run will be a 2-lap course around the field totalling 2.6km, with all runners starting together.
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 11am
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?
There is limited parking within Berkshire County Sports Club.
Reading Rugby Club has kindly offered parking space in its car park on Sonning Lane (Holme Park, Sonning Lane, RG4 6ST) and we ask that users make a small donation (£2) to the club using the collection tins available on the day.
Access to the event parkign at Reading Rugby Club will only be possible via the A4, not via Pearson Lane.
Please do not park on Sonning Lane or at BCSC, 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 be a baggage drop in the squash courts at Berkshire County Sports Club, but you leave items at your own risk.
Will there be food/drink available afterwards?
Yes, all those that complete the 5/10k races will receive a free hog roast bap and food will be on offer to purchase at Berkshire County Sports Club.
Your race number will be your hog roast voucher, so please keep it safe!
What prizes are there to run for?
Prizes include vouchers for sports therapy, local restaurants, sports equipment and more!
All those that complete the 5/10k run will receive a free hog roast.
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.