Oxford Town and Gown

Event Update

We've had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Oxford Town and Gown from the original May date to Sunday 27 June 2021. We made this decision with the health and wellbeing of everyone in mind, in light of the current COVID-19 situation.

We want to reassure you we’re working with event and safety specialists to plan a COVID-secure event, even if we’re in tiered restrictions. Over the next few months, we’ll let you have more information on this and how it will affect the running of the day.

An unfortunate consequence of the event date change is that we are having to remove the Junior 3k. We are working on alternative dates for the Junior 3k and will provide a further update by the end of February.

All entries for 2021 will be secured with our covid policy, for more information visit our FAQ section further down the page.

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).

2021 will be the 40th race for the run which now attracts up to 6,000 runners every year – including serious athletes, the casual runner and fun runners. The 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 England by the Running Awards.

Early bird entries are limited until 14 February 2021 or until the first 1,000 entrants have been reached.

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Key information

Date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Earlybird entry fee:

10k (16 years+) - Unaffiliated runner: £28
10k (16 years+) - Affiliated runner: £26

Timings (to be confirmed):

9am-10am - The 10k starts

Key information

Date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Earlybird entry fee:

10k (16 years+) - Unaffiliated runner: £28
10k (16 years+) - Affiliated runner: £26

Timings (to be confirmed):

9am-10am - The 10k starts

FAQs and Additional Information

Oxford Town and Gown route

The 2021 route is to be confirmed. The roads will be very similar as shown in the 2019 route, however there will be changes to ensure it is a COVID-safe event. Examples of measures we are working on include, route reconfiguration, a pulse start system and removal of water stations. There are further measures which we will release closer to the event.

One thing is for sure, our route takes you on a scenic tour of Oxford City Centre, round the back roads of many of Oxford’s historic colleges and famous landmarks. After coming off the roads you'll enter University Parks, running along the River Cherwell and a finish in front of the Event Village and Cricket Pavilion.

Fun fact about the route:

Some of the historic colleges you run past date back to the 13th century!

Fundraising

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Fundraising Online

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Fundraising Online

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Fundraising ideas

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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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