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Reading 10k 2024

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Reading 10k
Sunday 14 Jul 2024

£17.49 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 14 Jul 2024

Time: 09:30

Venue: Prospect Park

30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

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About the 10k event

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The 10k is just over 6 miles and perfect for those looking for more of a challenge. Take on a longer distance without pressure! If you enjoy walking or running and have taken part in charity runs before, then a 10k could be the one for you. Take it at your own pace, in a group, or go solo and push yourself a bit further while helping to fund our life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue: Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2ND View map

Course information

The Reading 10k double lap has a fantastic atmosphere as it criss-crosses around the park. The course is mostly on grass but there are also some steep slopes and woodland terrain is also incorporated.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. There will be a water refill station 1/2 around the course and a ScottishPower water refill station will be available to use at the finish. 

Please arrive 30 to 45 mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel. This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always correspond with digital tracking apps and watches.

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
 
 
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
 
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
 
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start line can be found by following the pathway across the road from the car park and following signage.

If using what3words, enter ///stale.wins.bars in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Car parking is available at the venue. Please use the main drive into the park from Liebenrood Road to enter the event parking area on the right hand side of the drive. Stewards will guide you in & out of the venue.

As a result of the higher volume of traffic we do expect some delays in accessing the park. Whist we endeavour to reduce this as much as possible we do ask that you plan to arrive prior to your event start time. We have lots to keep you entertained on the event site prior to your start time.

The nearest station is Reading West which is about a 15 minute walk to Prospect Park.

Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

Unfortunately this event is not deemed suitable for wheelchair users due to the cross-country terrain of Prospect Park. The course is on grass and passes through thin woodland paths. It's also very steep in places. The start/finish area is also on grass but is flat and there will be spaces near to the event site that are reserved for blue badge holders, should any spectators require them.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk 

Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.

Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

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