For the third time, the University’s Whiteknights campus will be host to many avid runners from our community in Reading and beyond as, once again this year, we are delighted to form part of the route for the Reading Half Marathon.

The event is the UK’s second biggest half-marathon with approximately 16,000 people set to run approximately 21 kilometres, on Sunday 17 March.

The route begins at Green Park and runs through the University campus, entering at the Pepper Lane entrance and moving around the perimeter road in front of Whiteknights House exiting at the main Shinfield Road entrance by the SportsPark.

Although the campus is not an official spectator area, those wishing to view the run as it passes through the site are encouraged. However, please be advised that there will be no vehicular access to the Whiteknights campus throughout the morning, from 07.45 to 13:00.

A number of roads around the town, including those close to the University, will be closed for periods of the day and a number of bus routes will be affected. Please visit the official Reading Half Marathon website for information on the full route and further details of road closures and disruptions and the Reading Buses website for details of changed bus routes.

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