Oxford Town and Gown

It is with great sadness that we had to cancel cancel the Oxford Town and Gown 2020. We're delighted to now open up registrations for the 2021 event. If you signed up for the 2020 event you'll be receiving a discount code for the 2021 event to the email your registered with.

Oxford Town and Gown is the oldest run in the series. It started in 1982 as a fun run. It now attracts up to 6,000 runners every year – including serious athletes, fun runners and club runners. The 10k takes you along a City Centre closed-road route that finishes in the University Parks.

This route is unique and scenic, which makes it perfect for all runners. You’ll find beginners taking on their first 10k race, and more experienced runners, hoping to beat their personal bests.

If you’re wanting to run your first, your fastest or your most orange 10k yet – this is the race for you.

There is also a junior 3k run for 9-15 year olds, which starts and finishes in the same place.

Key information

Date: 9th May 2021

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Earlybird entry fee:

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

The Junior 3k - £13 (9 - 15 years old)

Timings:
9.15am - The Junior 3k starts
10am - The 10k starts

Key information

Date: 9th May 2021

Location: University Parks, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Earlybird entry fee:

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

The Junior 3k - £13 (9 - 15 years old)

Timings:
9.15am - The Junior 3k starts
10am - The 10k starts

Additional Information

Oxford Town and Gown route

The 2021 route is to be confirmed, but is likely to remain very similar to the 2019 route shown with minor amends. The start is on South Parks Road, which is a five-minute walk from the Event Village. There will be signage from the Event Village as well as announcements on the PA.

The finish is in University Parks, going into the Event Village where runners will be cheered by crowds and the event compere.

The route takes you on to Oxford High Street and round the back roads of many of Oxford’s historic colleges. As you loop around the closed roads and soak up the atmosphere of the crowds, you’ll enter University Parks for the final 3km of the route. After running along the River Cherwell, you’ll finish your race 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!

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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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