Reading Half Marathon March 17


Reading is set for the towns Half Marathon on Sunday March 17. The 13.1-mile race begins at Green Park at 10.05am. More than 12,000 runners are expected to take part.

The route goes through Whitley, along Shinfield Road, past the Oracle through the town centre, onto the Bath Road before taking on the final leg of the race towards the finishing line at Reading Football Club’s homeground, the Madejski Stadium.

Roads will be closed until the runners have passed through and then reopened. It is hoped the restrictions on all roads will be lifted by 2pm once all the runners have made it to the finishing line. A full list of closures is available at or ring 937 2771 or 957 5486. Diversions will be sign posted but drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

All town centre car parks will be open as normal, apart from Oracle Riverside, which will re-open at 11.30am.

People travelling into Reading on the M4 are advised to use junctions 10 and 12 until 1pm to avoid delays.

March 11, 2013 |

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