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!

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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):

9am-10am - The 10k starts

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

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

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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