Whether you're a half marathon novice or an accomplished competitor, the Reading Half Marathon is worthy of a place in your calendar. 

Starting in the stunning parkland of Green Park, this year the race will take you through the beautiful grounds of the University campus before you head through the crowd packed streets of Reading Town Centre. The final straight takes you into the magnificent Madejski Stadium where you'll experience a finish like no other.

Who can take part

Half Marathon participants will need to be aged 17 years or over on race day. There is no upper age limit for the race.

Costs and fundraising targets

Entry is purchased directly through the Reading Half Marathon website and costs from £40 (£38 for affiliated running club members) depending on how early you book your place. 

As places are booked directly with the event management company, there is no minimum fundraising commitment however, we hope that when joining our team you will pledge to raise as much as you can. All fundraisers who have raised at least £200 three weeks prior to race day will receive a free Daisy's Dream running vest!

We rely on community fundraisers like you to continue our valuable work with bereaved families across Berkshire, and so we'd like to support your fundraising as much as we can.

You can now create a personalised online giving page right here on our website, which is a great platform for encouraging people to donate. We also have lots of free fundraising tools available for you to download or alternatively, you can order a Fundraising Toolkit here. This includes a printed copy of our fundraising toolkit, together with a selection of fundraising merchandise such as pens, balloons, badges etc. to help you raise as much money as you can for Daisy's Dream. 

This year we are also really pleased to be able to offer Daisy's Dream running vests and t-shirts for you to train and race in. We have four sizes available, and they can be purchased using the form below.

How to book

To apply for your place in the Daisy's Dream Reading Half Team, please click here. Entries are subject to availability and are capped at 19,500 for this event, so please enter sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions still being in place, the whole event, including confirmed entries, has been switched to Sunday 7th November 2021.

Once you've secured your place, drop us an email to join our team. We'd love to have you!