Brand new running event coming to Reading’s Green Park next May
A brand new running event has been announced to take place in Reading (Berkshire) next spring. Sunday 18th May 2014 will see the happening of the inaugural Royal Berkshire 10K, starting and finishing just off the M4 in Green Park.
The event features a 10K race which is open to anyone aged 15 and above as well as the Mini Marathon, a flat and fast 3K loop within the Green Park campus aimed at children, families, school teams and runners of all ages looking for a shorter race distance.
The Royal Berkshire 10K also incorporates the Corporate Challenge, aimed at company teams who want to sign up and participate together. Awards will be presented to the fastest male, female and mixed teams with the top 4 runners from each team qualifying.
The one lap 10K route is flat, fast and run on fully closed roads with an attractive mix of landscaped parkland and rural tree lined roads. Suitable for runners of all levels, the Royal Berkshire 10K offers beginners an easy introduction into running events whilst providing a fast route for those wanting to set a new personal best. Bands and entertainment along the route will keep the runners motivated and create a great, inspirational running atmosphere.
The organisers have confirmed that there will also be a vibrant all-day race village at the heart of the event in Green Park with entertainment, catering and activities for the whole family as well as the runners and their supporters.
Co-race Director Chris Sumner commented: “I am excited to announce the launch and the opening of registration for the inaugural Royal Berkshire 10K. We have been working hard to develop this new race, which takes place in a fantastic and easily accessible location with plenty of free parking. The route is flat and fast with the majority run in the beautiful Berkshire countryside and the race is open to runners of all levels. We look forward to delivering a fantastic race experience next May.”
Registration is opening today (Friday 5th July 2013) with entry fees of £18 (affiliated) and £20 (unaffiliated) which include a technical t-shirt, parking, a medal and a goody bag at the finish. Entry to the Mini Marathon costs £6.50 including a t-shirt and a medal. The Royal Berkshire 10K starts at 10.30 am and the Mini Marathon at 9.15 am.
The Royal Berks Charity and Have a Heart have been announced as official event charities.
Go to www.royalberkshire10k.com for further race details and to register now, join the Facebook page www.facebook.com/RoyalBerkshire10K and follow @royalberks10k on Twitter for all the latest updates.