What is the Reading Half Marathon?
The Reading Half is Reading’s most iconic race! Starting at Green Park, the 13.1 mile route takes in the highlights of Reading town centre and passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. The race culminates in a magnificent finish – with over 15,000 people cheering you into the Madejski stadium and over the finish line.
How many places do you have?
We have a limited number of places available for the Reading Half – so please get in touch if you’d like to take on this challenge and join Team Launchpad. If you already have your own place at the Reading Half, you are more than welcome to join our team too!
There is no registration fee* – all we ask is that you pledge to raise £250 for Launchpad.
(*usual registration fee is £45)
What difference will my fundraising make?
Day in, day out, Launchpad helps people, couples and families in Reading who are homeless or at risk of losing their home – and only with your kind support can we continue this vital work. Every penny you raise when you take on this challenge helps us prevent homelessness in our town.
At Launchpad, we have had to cancel or postpone some of our events over the last year and our fundraising has inevitably suffered.
2022 is set to remain uncertain as the pandemic continues to leave homeless people extremely vulnerable, and we are expecting to see many more in housing crisis, with increased job losses and evictions on the horizon.
How do you support members of Team Launchpad?
You will receive a free technical t-shirt, a fundraising pack filled with ideas to help you raise money, and our dedicated fundraising team is always on hand with tips and advice throughout your training.
How do I sign up?
To join Team Launchpad, or for more information about the Reading Half Marathon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, the deadline for signing up using one of our charity codes is Friday 4 March 2022.