24 Aug

Reading Half Marathon is back for 2019 and under new management

Green Park Challenge competitors

The next phase in the development of the hugely popular Sage Reading Half Marathon and Green Park Challenge has been set in motion following the announcement that Goldline Events Limited has acquired the event from Brasher Leisure Limited/Sweatshop.

In 2017 the Sage Reading Half Marathon was the fastest in UK with more sub-80 minute finishers than any other half marathon. The first to cross the magnificent Madejski Stadium finish line were GB internationals Andy Vernon (1:03:08) and Charlotte Purdue (1:12:15).
 
The first three men were inside 64 minutes in 2017 as 600 completed the course within 90 minutes. The race took a break in 2018 but will be back, bigger and better than ever, on 17 March 2019, with up to 15,000 runners expected to run. Sage Reading Half Marathon was established in 1983 with 5,000 entrants and has been growing steadily ever since. 
 
The Green Park Challenge is an attractive fun run of just under 3kms with an entry limit of 2,500 open to children aged at least 4 years and adults (under 11s must be accompanied by a participating adult). Although designated a fun run there are prizes for top three finishers and the event incorporates the Green Park Schools Challenge with awards for the leading teams. 
 
Goldline Events founder and managing director, Judith Manson commented: “This is a new chapter for the race and Goldline Events, we are very excited and really looking forward to working with all the current delivery partners and stakeholder to develop the race over the coming months and years.”
 
Early bird entries are available now for Sage Reading Half Marathon from £36 (£12.95 for Green Park Challenge). Visit the race website here to secure your entry and for further race information.
 
Images courtesy Sage Reading Half Marathon
 
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