Hello and Welcome to The Allegr 12 Reading Event.
We’re delighted you’re here, and really hope you’ll join in.

What's happening on Saturday August 7th?

Ben will run for 12 hours non-stop around a 5 k loop around Reading, Berkshire.

We’d love you to join in - for some, or all of this. As slow or as fast as you want, for as little or as much time as you wish.  

The course will open at 0700 and close at 1900. Between those times you are free to show up, and go as far, or for as long, as you can. Not because you have to, but because you want to.

Just join the loop (with your people / community or alone) and bring your 100%.  

Ben’s 12 hour mission might be the headline, but the real story of the Campaign lies with YOU all - the people who show up on the day – and the many individuals across the country who will also be joining in remotely.  

Your distance. Your pace.

Just bring yourself and enjoy the chance to connect
and engage with your local community.

As simple as... 1, 2, 3

1. I'm interested ...

Please register, this is vital - simply so that we can ensure we are sticking to the rules.

It also allows us to contact you if there are any important changes or information that we need to tell you ahead of, or on, the day.

2. Show Up

Just show up. There is no start time, no pressure, no expectation.  You really do just need get there. 

Too slow? Worried you aren't fit enough? Worried about the right kit? DON'T BE.

All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other, we promise the rest will just happen.

Where do you need to get to?
Thames Lido, Reading, RG1 8FR details below.

3. Join In

We want you to enjoy yourself, it's really that simple.

Just do a lap and see how you feel, do another if you want.

It's not about how far, it's about how you feel during and afterwards.



Give Ben and everyone else  a cheer when you see them.  Ben will have a big yellow wig on... pretty easy to spot! (So can you - get yours here)

If you wish to support the fundraising efforts of this campaign, then please click on the logo of the charity/cause below that you wish to support and you will be taken to the appropriate JustGiving / donation page.


The route will start and end at the Thames Lido, there is limited parking - approximately 5km long. Full route details available here.

The route is on paths, pavements and roads, there will be simple markings, however it is easy to follow. Details will be shown in the Yellow Tent on the noticeboard.

This is all about participating in whichever way that you want - so join in at whatever time you wish, for as long as you want, at whatever pace you feel like.

Just follow the route - it really is that simple.

Please remember: leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories.


Your ticket gets you entry and a yellow wig. Event packs will be named and ready for collection at the big yellow tent of joy on the day.

Kids go free - anyone under 16 doesn't need a ticket.

Food and Drink

We will be based just outside the Thames Lido. There is a fantastic restaurant here where you can enjoy a meal - please book a table here: https://www.thameslido.com/

During the day we will be serving a selection of drinks from within the big yellow tent of joy.

after party

All that running can be thirsty work, we will be organising a venue for a few refreshments after the day. 

We will share details of this closer to the time.


Please refer to the latest Government guidance for the complete and accurate information. 

At this time there are no restrictions in place.. if you feel unwell then please don't run, you probably won't feel like it anyway!

Check out the previous Allegr 12 events here
(Click on the story highlights)
For a feel for what happens on the day

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