Preventing homelessness in Reading

Run for Launchpad

Join team Launchpad!

This year why not join team Launchpad and take on one of Reading’s iconic running challenges? With every step you take, you will be helping to refurbish and open Reading’s first work and life skills centre – so people in need can leave homelessness behind for good.

Alternatively, you can use your own place at other events – such as the London Marathon – to raise money for Launchpad.

Reading Half Marathon, Sunday 5 April 2020

Why the Reading Half?
The Reading Half Marathon takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support, and passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. The race culminates in a magnificent finish, with over 15,000 people cheering you into Reading’s Madejski stadium and over the line.

How many places do we  have?
10

What is the fundraising target?
£200

What do you get in return?
You get a Launchpad running vest to wear with pride, a fundraising pack filled with ideas to help you reach your target, and dedicated fundraising team on hand with tips and advice throughout your training. Not forgetting the loudest cheer point on route to get you over that finish line!

Green Park Reading 10k, Sunday 10 May 2020

Why the Reading 10k?
The Reading 10K is a great race for all runners – whether you’re a club athlete looking for a new PB or a newer runner looking for a flat, friendly, relaxed race with a generous cut off time . The route takes you from Green Park through full closed roads around Pingewood Lakes for a truly picturesque run.

How many places do we  have?
20

What is the fundraising target?
£100

What do you get in return?
You get a Launchpad running vest to wear with pride, a fundraising pack filled with ideas to help you reach your target, and dedicated fundraising team on hand with tips and advice throughout your training. Not forgetting the loudest cheer point on route to get you over that finish line!

I have my own place at another event

If you have your own place at another event – such as the Great South Run, London Marathon or Tough Mudder – and would like to fundraise for Launchpad, we couldn’t be more pleased you’ve chosen us!

Get in touch and let us know your plans, and we will be with you every step of the way. You’ll get:

  • a Launchpad running vest
  • a fundraising pack filled with resources to help you fundraise
  • a dedicated fundraising team on hand with tips and advice throughout your training

How do I apply for a place or enquire about fundraising at another challenge event?

Simply email fundraising@launchpadreading.org.uk or call 0118 950 7656 – but be quick as the free places go fast and are allocated on a first come, first served basis!