Sport in Mind are very excited to announce that we are the Official Sporting Partner for Reading Half Marathon 2021 - Reading is our hometown and we couldn't be more delighted to be involved! 

This year's event will be taking place on Sunday 7th November 2021 - starting around 10.15am. 

We have plenty of ways in which you can get involved on the day; if you are looking to run and would like to fundraise for Sport in Mind - please complete our charity place application form - Please be aware that the deadline for applications is Friday 30th April 2021! 

or if you are keen to be part of our ground crew - you can find out more here!

About The Race

The first ever Reading Half Marathon was organised and run in 1983, when the start and finish venue was Reading University at White Knights Park. There were 5,000 runners and it was won by a 21 year old local University student, Mark Curzons in a time of 67.45.

In 2003 Sweatshop took over the organisation of the Reading Half Marathon. Sweatshop's aim was to make the event all about the runner and ultimately create an experience that is worthy of this prestigious Half Marathon. Sweatshop made numerous changes to the course over the duration of their fifteenth year organisational span which resulted in a fast route and an amazing finish in the magnificent Madejski Stadium.

2018 marked a new chapter in the Reading Half Marathon as new organisers Goldline Events took to the helm that summer. With the aim of making the race even bigger and better they promised to not only continue the great work Sweatshop did, but also to enhance each and every runner's experience.

The Reading Half Marathon not only takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading, where you will experience huge crowd support, but it also passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. The race culminates at Madejski Stadium, in a finish rarely found outside an Olympic stadium with over 15,000 people cheering you into the stadium and over the finish line.

So whether you run for fun, run to stay fit, run for a club, or run professionally the Reading Half Marathon has the organisational capability, friendliness and reputation that are all second to none so why not get involved and run to support Sport in Mind. 

2021 Route