We are extremely happy to announce that BIBS has again been named as one of the official charity partners of the Reading Half Marathon for 2018!
The 2017 Reading Half Marathon was a record-breaker for our small charity. A staggering 66 people signed up to run for BIBS – far more than we’ve ever had before! The team raised a massive £38,000 which helped Buscot ward to purchase 13 pieces of life-saving equipment. We’d love to build on the success of last year and hand over an even larger cheque to the wonderful staff of Buscot Ward to help them continue their work to save tiny lives. Our aim is to raise £40,000 towards a target of £80,000 which will buy two new incubators.
Interested in joining the team?
…take your starting position in Green Park wearing an official BIBS vest…be cheered on all the way by our loyal BIBS supporters waving purple pom-poms…cross the finish line in the famous Madjeski Stadium in front of the roaring crowds…
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t done much running before, as long as you are passionate about raising vital funds to support Buscot Ward and are up for a challenge, we’d love you to join the team!
What you need to know
We have a limited number of charity places available for a discounted price. To qualify for a charity place, we ask that you commit to raising at least £250. In return, you will receive our full support both on race day and in the run up to the event. We will give you lots of fundraising tips and you’ll be part of a fantastic team to keep you motivated as you train through the winter months. You will receive a free BIBS running vest and lots of goodies to keep your energy levels up on race day. When the race is over, visit our stand in the charity tent to take advantage of our free massage therapists when you return to the race village. Sounds good? Please contact us to find out how to apply for a charity place.
You can also self-register via the Reading Half Marathon website at a cost of £38. You will still receive all the benefits of being part of team BIBS, but without the minimum fundraising pledge of £250. Please get in touch if you choose to self-register.
Get in touch
Please click on the ‘Find us on Facebook’ link at the top of this page and send us a message. Alternatively, if you are not on Facebook please use this form to contact us.
We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to welcoming you into a group of truly special people!