The Reading 10K supports several local charities but you are welcome to support you own charity or good cause.
If you would like to support our charities you can make a donation when entering.
Entry: Free places with a minimum sponsorship of £100.
Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.
Founded as a soup kitchen in 1979 by students at the University of Reading, the charity now provides a holistic service to help vulnerable people in the town tackle their housing-related problems, obtain and sustain a long-term home and lead full and independent lives.
Our drop-in, legal advice and floating support services prevent homelessness by helping people overcome housing-related challenges before they get worse. We aim to break the cycle of homelessness by providing temporary homes with bespoke support as well as long-term homes in the town for people in housing need. Launchpad also rebuilds lives to give clients the very best chance of success with a range of therapeutic activities, and support with education, training and employment.
To run for Launchpad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry: Free or subsidised spaces available. Min. Sponsorship £100.
Why run for Dingley’s Promise? Early social/emotional and physical health development can shape the future for children. At Dingley’s Promise we support children under 5 years with additional needs and disabilities with their early year’s development. Our service has been described by parents as ‘life-changing’ – especially those in the early stages of adjusting to life with a child with additional needs.
We specialise in pathways to inclusion, where 60% of children moving on from our specialist nurseries last year, went into a mainstream provision. Running for us means you can join us in supporting more children with additional needs and disabilities to receive the best start in life. In return you will receive dedicated fundraising support, t-shirt and the biggest smile of thanks from our children. All we ask is to register with the team, set up a fundraising page and raise a minimum of £100.
To register please e-mail Catherine.email@example.com
Entry: Limited free or subsidised places Min. Sponsorship £100
Why run for Sue Ryder:
Sue Ryder offers a range of services in Berkshire from three sites: Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading and our satellite day services in Newbury and Wokingham.
We provide expert palliative care and support for people across Berkshire who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families. Our expert team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. They all work seamlessly together to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.
Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, we’re there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.
Without the tireless fundraising of our supporters, we would not be able to continue to provide the care that we are so well known for. Our fundraising team is here to support you every step of the way and help you to achieve your fundraising goal.
All we ask is to register with the team, set up a fundraising page and raise a minimum of £100
To register: Tel: 0118 955 0434 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a team together and run for your own good cause.
You are welcome to run and support your own good cause, charity or appeal. Why not get a team together, dress up, raise money and have fun.
Lots of schools now use the race as a fundraiser, see more below.