Join us for the Running Out Of Time Relay

Running Out Of Time relay baton decorated with the Climate Stripes.

Join the University in taking part in Britain’s biggest sporting celebration of climate action. 

What is the Running Out of Time Relay? 

The Running Out of Time Relay is the biggest sporting celebration of climate action and nature ever attempted across Britain. The relay race began on the 10 June and will finish in London on the 11 July.  Throughout this time thousands of runners, walkers, wheelers and cyclists will relay the baton 2,661km from Ben Nevis to Big Ben; inspiring the nation to take collective action now to reach net zero!

The relay calls on everyone– from national government to local government; from individuals to communities; from schools to businesses – to work together to protect our world now and for future generations.

The relay will travel through 50 cities and towns throughout its journey toward Big Ben, and there are 366 stages along the 2,661km route. The relay will be visiting the University of Reading campus on Friday 7 July. 

Text: Running out of time. 10 June to 11 July.

Running Out of Time Relay Celebration

If you’re staying in Reading this summer, join us for a walk around campus with the relay baton before the relay recommences. The walk will take place from 1pm until 1:45pm, and will be a gentle route around Whiteknights campus that all students and staff are welcome to attend. The walk will begin in Palmer Quad. 

Take part in the relay 

If you’re keen on running, join fellow students and staff members at Stage 321 of the relay as we run from the University’s Whiteknights Campus to Ecotricity Windmill. 

When: Friday 7 July 

Start: 14:00

Finish: 14:50

Distance: 7.1km, in 45 minutes 

Entry fee: £15 

You can view the stage route on Strava.

Sign up to join this stage via the Running Out Of Time website.

Event schedule

Time  Activity  Location
 13:00-13:15 Walk formation and photo Palmer Quad
 13:15-13:45 Walk led by the baton for staff and students Route will pass by Meteorology, Energy Centre, Library, and Health and Life Sciences  Whiteknights Campus
 14:00 UoR runners to depart Palmer Quad

Not on campus but still in the UK? 

Check out the relay route to find the nearest stage to you in the UK. The race is already underway, but there’s still 122 stages you can join in before the relay finishes at Big Ben. 

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