On Sunday around fifteen and a half thousand runners will take to the streets for the 34th Reading Half Marathon.
The 13 point one mile race starts at the Green Park business complex, and goes through the town centre with passing spots including the university campus, the main train station, three Hospitals - including the Royal Berkshire - and ending at the Madejski Stadium.
Cary Johnston met some competitors ahead of the race.
More than 3,000 runners have taken part in this year's Hastings half marathon - the windiest race in its 33 year history
Thousands of people have taken part in the 33rd Hastings half marathon
They're off! Reading half marathon is underway raising millions for charity