There's a Launchpad fundraising event for everyone - from sleeping rough for one night and flipping pancakes down the high street, to joining us for our much-loved Christmas service, Carols by Candlelight.

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Pancake Race

Broad Street | Broad Street, Reading

The annual Launchpad Pancake Race is an eggstraordinary event that has seen local businesses don fancy dress and flip pancakes down Broad Street every Shrove Tuesday for over 20 years. In 2020, the event raised a huge £6,500 for Launchpad! Join us in 2021 for more fun!


    Upcoming events


    Reading Half Marathon

    City Centre | Reading

    Join Team Launchpad in April for Reading’s iconic half marathon which takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support, and passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus.


      Audax Cycle Ride

      Caversham | Reading

      In April take on a 50km, 100km or 200km cycle ride where all routes traverse through the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


        Reading 10K

        Green Park | Reading

        Join Team Launchpad for a flat 10km race route which embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering a wonderful, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. It’s a friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB!


          Pangbourne Dragon Boat Race

          Pangbourne | Reading

          Join Team Launchpad in June with friends, family and colleagues for a fun packed day on a beautiful stretch of the Thames in Berkshire.

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