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Bidwells Oxford 10k

About Bidwells Oxford 10k

Bidwells Oxford 10k is the oldest run in the series. It started in 1982 inspired by a local boy, Daniel Cleaver, who had muscular dystrophy. His father and local runners set up the event as a fun run to raise funds for muscular dystrophy and still to this day all profits from the events 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.


Key information

Entries for the 2024 event are now closed

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Race Timings:

9.15am- Junior 3k

10.00am- 10k

 Key information

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Entries for the 2024 event have now closed.

Race Timings:

9.15am- Junior 3k

10.00am- 10k

FAQs and Additional Information

Enter as a fundraiser for #TeamMDUK for some extra perks!

You'll receive:

1) Cheaper race entry - £20* (committing to a minimum raise of £75 for MDUK)

2) Free #TeamMDUK performance running vest (minimum £75 fundraise for MDUK by Wednesday 10 April)

3) Be treated like a VIP in #TeamMDUK tent with drinks and snacks


All funds raised go to Muscular Dystrophy UK, funding vital research and family support for muscle-wasting conditions. Join the biggest team on race day!

*Excluding booking fee


Bidwells Oxford 10k 2024 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.




Fundraising online

Upon entry you'll be provided with a fundraising page but you can use the button below if you prefer to use JustGiving.


Sponsor form

If you'd like to collect any fundraising you have done the old-fashioned way, you can download a sponsor form by hitting the link below.

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Fundraising ideas

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

Bidwells Oxford 10k Partners

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

Headline Partner: Bidwells