Age 15 & over
There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere you’ll find at Endure24, from the incredible support of your fellow participants and those watching on, to the festival style campsite with all the concessions your heart desires!
The Reading event takes place in Wasing Park, set within the beautiful Berkshire countryside among 33 acres including a manor house, walled gardens and lakes. The 8km route ensures you’ll cover all the stunning areas of this unique venue.
You can enter as a solo runner or as part of a relay team. However you choose to tackle to course the most important thing is to have fun!
All abilities are catered for on this event. Whether you walk or run, as long as you can complete a 5 mile lap in 24 hours, you can take part!
Go solo and push your limits by seeing how many laps you can get under your belt in 24hours.
Solo runners start with the main race at 12:00 noon, they then carry on running as many laps as they can for 24 hours. They can have support crew (this is strongly recommended due to the nature of the event) in their camping area but not on the route. They can stop for rests and food whenever they wish. Solo runners should always leave the course at the solo exit/entry point or risk the timing system missing a lap. Solo runners may wish to consider starting later if they have a target in mind, want to avoid the busy early laps or if it’s hot, this is fine as your chip will pick up when you start. i.e. You may have a target of 10 laps and prefer to start running at 18:00 hrs as you are confident 18 hours is enough time.
The team captain has a very important role in managing the team. They will be the person that entered the team and they have the responsibility of ensuring all team members are aware of the rules and in particular the health and safety aspects of the event. They may manage the team on the day but if they are running they may prefer to allocate someone else, possibly a non runner to manage the team at the event.
It’s important to have someone managing the run schedule and checking everyone is OK, you should also allocate a deputy to cover for sleep breaks. It’s not unusual for captains to be walking round with a clipboard and radio making sure everyone knows when to eat, sleep and run.
Find a friend and buddy up for an epic, brutal and relentless 24hrs out on the track.
A balance of having fun and going far with all to play for on the track over the weekend.
Summon your mates to join our largest competitive category filled with a mix of walkers and runners.
Don’t want to leave anyone out? Bring the whole gang. Run hard, run happy and dress to impress!
Teams start with the main race at 12:00 noon, they then carry on running as many laps as they can for 24 hours, each member of the team must complete at least one lap. You cannot use runners not registered in your team. Always leave the course at the exchange point or you risk the timing system missing you. Always enter the course at the exchange point or you risk disqualification. You do not have to have someone on the course at all times, teams can take a break and resume later in the race. People love the excitement of the mass start, but you can also opt to start later than 12:00 noon if your team would like to have a quieter start.
You can take a break anytime you like but always leave/enter the course at the correct point. You can carry on and do more than one lap or handover to your partner or team member. Only one member of a team must be on the course at any time*. Team and solo runners do not have to have be on the route for the whole 24 hours. You can take a break and resume the race when you are ready.
The one exception to this is at the end of your final runners lap there is an access point approx 100m before the finish where team members can join their final runner for a team finish. Please be aware of solo runners as they may still be racing.
The finishing team member should pass the exchange wristband to their teammate at the exchange point. If your runner is not there (it happens) it is suggested that you carry on and do another lap. The exchange area is always busy but you are asked to stay off the route. There is a screen opposite the exchange area which shows a live feed and scrolls the names of the approaching runners to the exchange area.
Only runners are permitted in the exchange area. To be fair to everyone please do not enter the exchange unless you are a runner waiting to exchange, this includes team members not running, team captains, family and children. There will be checks and teams ignoring this rule will be disqualified because it affects everyone else’s race.
Wasing Park is set within the beautiful Berkshire countryside among 33 acres of luscious grounds.
You don’t need to be worried about getting bored or needing to keep your mind busy on this trail!
Setting off over that start line with hundreds of like-minded adventurous thrill seekers, one of the first landmarks you’ll come across is the ancient 15th century Church of St Nicholas. Top Endure24 Fan? Potential future wedding venue?
As you meander along the course you’ll soon be heading in to Wasing Wood. Once out of the weird and wonderful woods why not reward yourself with a cold refreshing beveragino whilst taking in the panoramic views of Paices Wood lake that will make you soon forget the smidge of a hill that is, the ‘Heartbreak Hill’.
Dust off those tutus in your dressing up cupboards. You’re about to indulge in the fantastical Fairy Forest before reaching the end of the 8km loop. Was it a dream? Was it real?
And this is only a proportion of what you’ll experience at Endure24 Reading! You’ll have to come and see for yourself.
There will be a half way water station on the course.
Runners may start a final lap before 11:59:59 on Sunday morning. Please note there is a one hour time limit for the final lap and runners must complete this lap by 12:59:59. Any laps completed after this time will not be counted.
Threshold's sustainability framework highlights that sustainability is embedded in all events they organise, including this one. They believe passionately that their events should strive to have as positive impact on the natural world as they do on the teams and individuals that participate in them.
The clear framework is underpinned by the vision to have a net positive impact on the natural world. This will be achieved by:
1. Reducing: Implementing strategies to reduce the negative environmental impact of the events (emissions, ecological impact, water use, plastic pollution).
2. Off-setting: Off-setting the carbon footprint of the business through initiatives that reduce emissions locally and globally.
3. Inspiring: Inspiring social and industry behaviour change by sharing, promoting and advocating for partnerships with suppliers, sponsors, clients, participants and the public.
4. Advancing: Quantifying the impact of the events and setting SMART objectives. Basing strategies on science and sharing data within the Infront Group, the industry and academia.
This framework is regularly reviewed and is available in greater detail.
Entry for Solo or Pairs Categories is for participants aged 18+ only.
Persons aged between 16 and 17 can participate in the Teams (of 3 and above) category.
Pairs entry fee
Team entry fee
Awesome event. My first endure24 and not my last. Support, marshals and the general running community makes for a great atmosphere. Loved it! Gary Yeardley
It was a fantastic weekend as always, and I know there is now new ownership, but in my opinion they nailed it! Gemma
We had an amazing weekend, it's our first year but already big fans of the event! CDF Runners
Endure24 you were truly epic! The staff and volunteers were just exceptional. Vero G