Wheelchair Race Final Instructions

We’re delighted to have you join us for the 36th Oxford Town and Gown 10k. The wheelchair race is an important part of the day’s proceedings. We hope the below in addition to the race instructions you will have received in your race pack or via email will help to get you ready for the day.
Should you not have seen these you can find a copy of them here.  
The start
  • The wheelchair race start time is 09:45 from the start point on South Parks Road (opposite Rhodes House.) We set you off before the main 10k race to ensure your safety and that of the other runners. 
  • For those intending to race in a racing wheelchair, you will be set off just before the main 10k race. Please however still get to the start time of 09:45 to make sure we check in all wheelchair participants.
  • We have very strict road closure times especially on the High Street section of our route. We respectfully ask that participants let us know their predicted finish time to ensure we can reopen this section of the course in good time.
The route
A copy of the 2017 10k route is below.
Key considerations for wheelchair participants
  • Please be careful not to swerve as runners pass you. The elite are likely to catch you up very quickly.  
  • For those who have taken part in recent years a please be aware:
  • The finish has now moved onto the path.  
  • Before 9km you will need to cut across grass, but for the first time we have installed some event flooring making this part of the course much more accessible than previous. In wet weather this surface may be slippy so are asking all our participants to take extra care here. 
Event Village
The Event Village is accessible via the paths within University Parks. There is a large amount of the site that is on grass.  
Should you require parking near the event site, we have a limited number of permits. Please email townandgown10k@musculardsytrophyuk.org.

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