Mizuno Reading Half Marathon 2014
Thousands of runners take to the road on Sunday 2 March for this year's Reading Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile race begins at Green Park at 10.15am.
Runners will make their way through Whitley, along Shinfield Road, past the Oracle through the town centre, onto the Bath Road before taking on the final leg of the race towards the finishing line at Reading Football Club's homeground, the Madejski Stadium.
More than 12,000 runners are expected to take part in the hugely popular race, many of them running on behalf of dozens of charity.
There will be some road closures starting at around 7am. Roads will be closed until the runners have passed through and then reopened. It is hoped the restrictions on all roads will be lifted by 2pm once all the runners have made it to the finishing line. A full list of road closures is attched. Diversions will be sign posted but drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journey.
All town centre car parks will be open as normal, apart from Oracle Riverside, which will re-open at 12.30am.
The Smallmead Waste & Recycling Centre and access to the Link Retail Park will open at 2pm.
People travelling into Reading on the M4 are advised to use junctions 10 and 12 until 1pm to avoid delays.