Published on October 09, 2018

Reading Hospital Road Run Takes Off On Sunday

Reading Hospital Road Run will take place this Sunday, October 14! Hosted by The Friends of Reading Hospital, the event consists of a half marathon, a 5K, and a free community 1-mile fun run/walk, taking participants on a scenic route through Mount Penn and the city of Reading. The 1-mile fun run/walk gets underway at 8:15 a.m. at the Santander Arena. The half marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower, and the 5K will start at the same location at 8:35 a.m.

Course roadways will be closed from 7 a.m. until about noon, with shuttles to take 5K and half marathon participants from Penn Street to their starting line available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:10 a.m. Prizes will be given to top finishers; there will be an award ceremony for all 5K finishers around 9:30 a.m. at the Santander Arena, and an award ceremony for all half marathon finishers will follow around 11 a.m.

Registration will be available the morning of the race. All proceeds from the Road Run benefit projects funded by The Friends of Reading Hospital, including HeartSAFE Berks County.

Please visit for additional information and a full list of sponsors and community partners that make this event possible, including the 2018 Tower Sponsor, Diamond Credit Union.