Oxford Town and Gown

Event Update

This year, the Oxford Town and Gown 10k is taking place on Sunday 27 June 2021 (postponed from its original date in May).

We’re working with event and safety specialists to plan a COVID-secure event, even if we’re in tiered restrictions. All entries for 2021 will be secured with our covid policy, for more information visit our FAQ section further down the page

Our Junior 3k will not be taking place alongside the 10k, however this is now confirmed to be on Sunday 19 September and hosted at Summer Fields School. Visit our Junior 3k page for more information.

About Oxford Town and Gown

Oxford Town and Gown is the oldest run in the series. It started in 1982 by local runners as a fun run to raise funds for muscular dystrophy and still to this day all profits from the race go to Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).

Our unique route is the only closed-road City Centre 10k in Oxford with a glorious stretch along the River Cherwell and finish in the University Parks. In 2019, the run was awarded Best 10k in South East England by the Running Awards.

After the success of the Virtual Town and Gown in 2020 we have opened entries for people to take part virtually if you cannot join us on the day. All you have to do is run your 10k on Sunday 27 June and submit your evidence to receive a medal in the post!

*Registrations now extended to Monday 21 June*

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Key information

Date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Entry fees:

10k (16 years+) - Unaffiliated runner: £30
10k (16 years+) - Affiliated runner: £28

Virtual 10k - £15

Timings (to be confirmed):

Runners will be released in waves between 9.00am-10.20am. (See FAQs below)

*Registrations now extended to Monday 21 June*

Key information

Date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Entry fees:

10k (16 years+) - Unaffiliated runner: £30
10k (16 years+) - Affiliated runner: £28
Virtual 10k - £15

Timings (to be confirmed):

9am-10am - The 10k starts

*Registrations now extended to Monday 21 June*

FAQs and Additional Information

Oxford Town and Gown route

Our route takes you through the closed roads of Oxford City Centre and University Parks. You’ll run past many of the beautiful and historic landmarks and University buildings that Oxford has to offer, with marshalling and clear signage throughout. We’ve had to change the route so that it’s one loop and runners don’t lap each other. You may overtake, but please be respectful and give yourself some distance when overtaking.

Water stations

To limit contact we have removed water stations, which is guidance we’ve followed from Run Britain. If you need water during the race, we recommend carrying a small water bottle. At the finish, you’ll find a water bottle in a recyclable cardboard pack (thanks to Just Water) in your goody bag.

Fundraising

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Fundraising Online

Set up a JustGiving page to kickstart your fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK

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Fundraising Online

Set up a JustGiving page to kickstart your fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK

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Fundraising ideas

Download our fundraising guide. You’ll find tips to take your fundraising to the next level!

2019 Results

2019 are available on the following below

Results from previous years

You can compare your times with 2018 and 2017 using the following links

Oxford Town and Gown Partners

For more information and to apply to become a partner visit our sponsors page

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