On the weekend, over 4,000 runners took to the streets of Oxford for the 35th annual Muscular Dystrophy UK Town and Gown 10k. The weather was glorious and our runners turned out in full force on Sunday, determined to meet their fundraising targets.
Supporters, volunteers, families and friends of the charity were all on hand to cheer them on from the side-lines, and we were delighted to welcome some very special guests on the day to start the races off.
Starting the junior race were brothers Jay and Adam Pearson, and the 10k race was started by Noah Elkington and his sister, Summer.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our runners, around £150,000 is expected to be raised to help us continue to fund ground-breaking research and provide vital care and support for all those affected by muscle-wasting conditions.
Emma Jones-Parry, Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Head of Events, said:
“What a fantastic day – the sun shone all morning for our runners. We are extremely grateful to Oxford City Council and the University for supporting another successful event.
Between the adult and junior race, around 4,500 people signed up to join us this morning. With their help, we are on target to raise £150,000 of funding towards the charity’s work. That’s enough to back an ambitious research project or to provide vital help for thousands of families.
Thank you to everyone who has taken part today and made the event such a huge success. We also owe a particular thank you to our volunteers for their fantastic work, and to the Pearson-McKechnie and Elkington families, especially Jay, Adam, Noah and Summer, for setting off our runners for us.”
Make sure you visit our Facebook page for the photos we took in Event Village on the day. For all Race photos, Sussex Sport Photography have released their gallery.Inspired to run for us? Our Town and Gown 10k is coming to Cambridge in October. Visit our Town and Gown 10k website for more information.
If you took part in the race and are yet to check your result, you can find them on the Chip Timing website
Please note these results are provisional and will be finalised within the next week.If you have any queries please contact us
Thank you for making this years Oxford Town and Gown a day we won’t forget!