Next spring sees a new event added to the running calendar - the Royal Berkshire 10K in Reading. The new race will take place on Sunday 18 May, starting and finishing just off the M4 in Green Park.
As well as 10k for over 15s, there will also be a mini marathon 3k aimed at children and families. There is also the Corporate Challenge within the 10k with male, female and mixed team prizes.
Organisers describe the one lap route as flat, fast and run on fully closed roads with an attractive mix of landscaped parkland and rural tree-lined roads. The event will include bands and entertainment en route, as well as an all day race village including activities for all the family.
Co-race Director Chris Sumner said: "I am excited to announce the launch and the opening of registration for the inaugural Royal Berkshire 10K. We have been working hard to develop this new race, which takes place in a fantastic and easily accessible location with plenty of free parking. The route is flat and fast with the majority run in the beautiful Berkshire countryside and the race is open to runners of all levels. We look forward to delivering a fantastic race experience next May."
Entries are £18 (affiliated) and £20 (unaffiliated) which include a technical t-shirt, parking, a medal and a goody bag at the finish. Entry to the mini marathon costs £6.50 including a t-shirt and a medal. The Royal Berkshire 10K starts at 10.30 am and the mini marathon at 9.15 am.
The Royal Berks Charity and Have a Heart have been announced as official event charities.