Road Closures

The Oxford Town & Gown, organised by Muscular Dystrophy UK, returns to Oxford City Centre on Sunday 14 May 2017. The event is celebrating its 36th year and is hoping to raise £150,000 to support those living with muscle wasting conditions.  
The Junior 3k Fun Run will start at 09:30am with the main 10k race starting at 10.00am, from the start point on South Parks Road, opposite Rhodes House. The route itself will include a loop around the City Centre and University Parks and as a result there will be road closures in place and parking restrictions in these areas. Our event has been approved by Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council and the purpose of this note is to give you notice of the upcoming road restrictions. an interactive version of our route map is below:
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Road closures will start to come into force from 8.00am on the Sunday morning and remain in operation until 12.00 noon. These will be managed by Traffic Management Services (Retford) Ltd and the majority of the roads will be on a rolling closure system apart from Parks Road, which will remain closed for the duration of the event. To coincide with these closures, parking in certain residential parking bays will also be suspended.

Please refer to the road closure information below for further detail. We have the authority to close the roads mentioned between 08:00 – 12:00, however will try and keep these roads open for as long as possible prior to the race starting and will open them up as soon as the last runners have safely passed to reduce disruption. 


Oxford Town and Gown 10k     


Sunday 14 May 2017

08:00hrs to 12:00hrs

  • Oxford Town and Gown 10k
  • 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs
  • 14 May 2017
  • Bradmore Road, Blackhall Road, Broad Street, Catte Street, Cornmarket Street, Crick Road, Keble Road, Fyfield Road, High Street (except buses and taxis allowed in both directions using Stop/Go Traffic Management), Holywell Street, Jowett Walk, Longwall Street, Magdalen Street East, Mansfield Road, Market Street, Museum Road, New College Lane, Norham Gardens, Norham Road, Parks Road, Queens Lane, South Parks Road, St. Cross Road, Turl Street.
Please note – Crick Road will also be affected due to closures on either side.
  • Bays that will be suspended from 00:00 on Sunday 14 May until 12:30pm on Sunday 14 May are:
Longwall Street , Parks Road, High Street, Broad Street, Mansfield Road, Jowett Walk, Norham Gardens, Fyfield Road, Norham Road, Bradmore Road
  • Bays that will be suspended from 18:00 on Saturday 13 May until 12:30pm on Sunday 14 May are:
Mansfield Road. 
The above parking restrictions will be removed at 12.30pm. Please note there will be no suspension to bays in Crick Road.
  • Alternative routes for traffic affected by these closures are via:
  • From the North – the Oxford Ring Road, Marston Ferry Road, Marston Road
  • From the South and East – Iffley Road, Donnington Bridge Road and Abingdon Road
  • and vice versa. 

We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience on the day, for which we apologise. We will, however, do everything possible to minimise the disruption.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Event Manager on 020 7803 2884 /

As our event has been approved by Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council, if you have any further queries that we cannot answer in the first instance please contact: Oxfordshire County Council Network Coordination Team on 0345 310 1111 or via email at

We are most grateful for your co-operation for the event, which is now in its 36th year and has become a well-known and well-loved race in Oxford which raises vital funds for the charity.  


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