Explore the historic university town of Oxford on a fast and flat 13.1 mile tour of world-famous buildings, colleges, parks and more.
One of the must do UK half marathons; offering unforgettable views of historic and world famous Oxford landmarks, all while being cheered on by swathes of enthusiastic supporters.
Once again, Virgin Sport has partnered with the historic half and promises a unique and exciting twist on one of the most prestigious UK half marathons. The Oxford Half Marathon enters its 10th year in 2020!
Incorporated into this fantastic half marathon is the Virgin Sports Festival of Fitness. A truly incredible experience for runners, athletes and spectators, the festival brings the energy to the weekend with music, local food stalls and much much more!
One of the most popular half marathons in the sporting calendar and there's no doubt it'll sell out. Why not make your achievement greater by fundraising for a worthy cause in this event?
The glorious half starts right in the heart of the university town at Trinity College, before passing through the pleasant village of Old Marston. Next, you'll cross the River Cherwell and start making your way back to the city passing Lady Margaret Hall followed by a sprint finish through Radcliffe Square.
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Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
In the UK there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia and this is expected to increase to over one million by 2025. With no current cure for the causes of dementia, the Alzheimer's Society is committed to campaigning for change, finding a cure and supporting those people living with dementia now.
Your fundraising can help them continue this vital work.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Alzheimer's Society will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Just click 'Find out more now' and fill in the enquiry form to get their contact details - if you put your question in, someone from their team will get back to you.
Registered no: 296645.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Around 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Macmillan wants to ensure no one faces cancer alone and helps with emotional, physical and financial support from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
£30 raised could enable a small macmillan support centre to be run for one hour or £50 can help fund their online forum for an hour.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Macmillan Cancer Support will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 261017.
The cancer prevention experts.
With around 40 per cent of cancer cases being preventable - about 144,000 cases in the UK every year - the World Cancer Research Fund seeks to help people make lifestyle choices to reduce cancer risk through their commitment to research projects and resulting advice.
They have funded £104 million of research since 1991 but receive no UK government funding so need your fundraising help to continue their work.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at World Cancer Research Fund will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 1000739.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
This event operates a ballot, which means your name is put in a 'hat' and places are drawn out randomly. If you don't get a ballot place, the only way to take part is with a charity place.
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