Endure24 | Reading
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun 2024 Reading, Berkshire, UK

Endure24 | Reading

The UK’s biggest 24 hour relay race. Epic, Brutal, Relentless. Race against the clock to tackle as many laps of the iconic course as you can. How far can you go in 24 hours?

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  • Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun 2024
Wasing Park, Reading

Endure24 | Reading

07:00

£90-£120

Age 16 & over

  • 24 hrs multi terrain running

Overview

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 varied and exciting 8km loop ensures you’ll cover all the stunning areas of this unique venue.

Highlights

  • The UK’s biggest 24 hour relay race
  • Varied and exciting 8km lap around the stunning Wasing Park
  • Soloists, pairs and relay teams of all abilities and speeds
  • A weekend festival of running with camping and fun activities
  • How far can you run in 24 hours?

Event video

  • Dogs allowed
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Free venue entry
  • Spectators
  • Teams

How Endure24 works

Endure24 is a 24 hour race where you run against the clock to see how many laps you can complete before time runs out. 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! 

  • Ability

    All abilities are catered for at this event. Whether you walk or run, as long as you can complete a 5 mile lap in 24 hours, you can take part!

  • Solo runners

    Solo runners start with the main race at 12.00pm, they then carry on running as many laps as they can for 24 hours.
    They can have support crew (we strongly recommend this 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 6.00pm as you are confident 18 hours is enough time.

  • Team captains

    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.

  • Pairs and teams

    Teams start with the main race at 12.00pm, 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 12.00pm if your team would like to have a quieter start.

  • Laps and breaks

    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 exchange

    The finishing team member should pass the exchange wristband to their teammate at the exchange point.
    If your runner is not there (it happens) we suggest you carry on and do another lap. The exchange area is always busy but we ask you 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. We will be checking this and disqualify teams ignoring this rule because it affects everyone else’s race.

Corporate team entry

Engage colleagues, invite clients and fundraise for charity.

  • The ultimate team relay challenge

    Endure24 is the perfect corporate event, accommodating all ages, experience and fitness levels. Race against the clock with your colleagues to tackle as many laps of one of our iconic courses as you can in 24 hours.

  • Enter teams from 10 to 100+

    Whether it’s a small group of you or most of the company – we can create packages that work for you. Optional extras include hospitality zones, bespoke kit and live Q & A’s for your team.

  • A healthier, happier and engaged workforce

    Build relationships across seniority levels; Invest in your people’s physical and mental health; Raise money for your chosen charity; Bond with clients in a unique and active way; Empower your team with a greater sense of self esteem, optimism and resilience.

  • We make it admin light

    Let us take care of the detail. Our participant comms ensure your team have all the info they need, as well as being on hand to answer any questions. We provide all the training guides and kit lists, and can help on the logistics of getting to and from the event.

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Wasing Park
Wasing Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4NG
UK

Wasing Park is set within the beautiful Berkshire countryside among 33 acres of luscious grounds.

  • Cut off time
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • Rolling start
  • Timed section
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Overview

The 8km loop features exciting landmarks and enchanting natural wonders, including the 15th century Church of St Nicholas and the mesmerising Wasing Wood. After conquering the infamous ‘Heartbreak Hill,’ take in the stunning panoramic views of Paices Wood lake.

Description

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.

Water stations

There will be a half way water station on the course.

Cut off time

This is a 24-hour event.

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. 

  • Sustainability policy

This event's sustainability framework highlights that sustainability throughout the event. The organisers believe passionately that this event 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:

Sustainability framework

  • Reducing the negative impact of the events

    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.

  • Increasing the positive impact of the events

    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.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo
  • Training plan

Included - runners

  • Event entry
  • Camping at Wasing Park
  • Free event t-shirt
  • Premium completion medal
  • Official event timing
  • Access to all event village facilities
  • Weekend Parking

Included - supporters

  • Camping for all
  • Parking
  • Access to all event village facilities

Additional extras tbc

  • Glamping upgrades
  • Sauna and wild swimming
  • Event merchandise
  • Yoga
  • Food concessions
  • Bar
  • Massage

Event village

  • Hot showers
  • Stretching area
  • Toilets
  • Drinking water
  • First aid
  • Yoga
  • Changing facilities
  • Official event merchandise shop

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

International

WaterAid

Providing clean water and decent toilets to everyone, everywhere.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£250

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Pre-event training sessions

Sign up
£45

Fundraise
£250

Dementia

Alzheimer's Research UK

Funding world-class scientific research to make breakthroughs possible.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£45

Fundraise
£250

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Insurance available
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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.

Entry fees

Entry fee

£120.00

Pairs entry fee

£100.00

Team entry fee

£90.00

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

I was so nervous about endure 24 but I shocked myself as I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere, music and things in the event village as well as a beautiful course with motivation throughout it, made it a really enjoyable weekend. The event as a whole is really inclusive. Rebecca F

Wonderful event, loved it! Great event, great atmosphere, beautiful scenery. Hayley C

Can’t recommend this event enough having completed it this weekend for the first time. I’ll be honest I was rather nervous but it’s like being at a festival just running is the theme. Everyone running was lovely and supportive. David B

Great atmosphere. Inclusive. Great support for solos and a great sense of achievement whatever no of laps you complete. Aldo P

Great event and lived up to it's reputation! Cracking event village , atmosphere was brilliant over the whole weekend, friendly staff and would highly recommend . Will be heading back in 2024! Craig W

A well run, inclusive of all running abilities, friendly running challenge. Also a social event with your friends if you are a team. The course is great and the food, bar and event village provisions all improved this year. Kate B

I love the event, the course is tough but stunning, loads of camping space, plenty of toilets and great, hot, powerful showers. Rachel S