Reading Santa Run 2019

Sunday 8 December 2019

Reading Santa Run time is here again, raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities. Reading Rotary’s race attracts around 1,500 runners to Reading town centre every December with 1k and 5k races. Entrants come from all walks of life and abilities and include children, babies in buggies, those with disabilities, dog owners  and of course serious runners, joggers and walkers. All are very welcome to join us in this great family festive fun event.

The event is in its sixth year and offers a unique opportunity to runners of all ages and abilities to take part in this fun family event in Reading town centre starting and finishing just outside Forbury Gardens.

1k Mini Santa Run

The fairly level 1k course is ideal for youngsters, adults with babies in buggies, dogs with owners and we especially welcome wheelchair users and encourage all those with disabilities to join in, dress as Santa or Elf and be part of the festive fun! Plus you can raise monies for your own particular charities if you wish. By the way Santa or Elf outfits included in the entry fee!

5k Town Centre Santa Run

For the serious runners, or those who just like to jog, run or walk along, the ‘all road’ 5k route goes through the heart of Reading. Our race takes you past St Laurence Church, Town Hall Square into Broad Street and through the Oracle Shopping Centre. The route then takes the cycle path along the Kennet and Avon Canal before crossing and returning towards Reading via Chestnut Walk and through the Oscar Wilde Gates. It then finally continues past the Abbey Ruins to the finish outside Forbury Gardens.

Further information
Type of event
Event theme
Funding and Fundraising
Event date
8 December 2019
Start time
9:30 am
Address line 1
Forbury Gardens
Wheelchair accessible?