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Oxford Town and Gown 10k

Oxford Town and Gown 10k

4.5 · 1 review

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxford University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sun 8th May 2022

Starting at 10:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

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).

2022 will see us celebrate the Town and Gown 40th anniversary! We will be keeping you up to date on how we plan to mark this exciting milestone.

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.


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What's Included

Freebies at the end
A fantastic medal

How to Get There

Availability of parking in the centre of Oxford is extremely limited, and there are no parking facilities in the vicinity of the race. All the roads in the immediate area are closed, with parking restrictions enforced.

Local Buses

Please visit the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach websites for up to date travel and bus routes to Oxford City Centre on race day.

The start and event village is a maximum 10 minutes walk from the City Centre so any bus reaching near into the City Centre will be a walkable distance.


The start and event village is a maximum 20 minute walk from Oxford Railway Station. Please factor this walk when planning to get to Oxford by Train. For up to date train information visit the national rail website.


Please visit the Oxford City Council website for a list of car parks within the City Centre.


The Event Village is in the University Parks, OX1 3RF, near the cricket pavilion.

It’s where you can have your registration queries answered, use the toilets or buy food and drink.

The Event Village is also where the race warm-ups and presentations take place.

Course Details

Please note this is the 2021 route and we will update this for 2022 in due course.

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. We’ve had to change the route so that it’s one loop and runners don’t lap each other. You may overtake, but please be respectful and give yourself some distance when overtaking.

key timings

8am – Event Village opens

9.15am- Junior 3k

10am- 10k

1pm – Event Village closes

race packs

Race packs will be sent in the post before the event to the address provided on registration as long as you enter before April 18, after this date you will need to collect your race pack on the day. You Race Pack will include your running bib, which will have the timing chip fixed onto it.

If you give us your mobile number on entry, you’ll get an SMS with your chip-time shortly after you finish the race. All chip-timed results will be available on after the event.


We have a large baggage marquee in the event village.

We will have a number of food and drink options within the Event Village.

There are two water stations on route and you will also receive a bottle of water with your goody bag.

goody bags

Once you finish the race, marshals will funnel you into the finish area. Please keep moving through to the table where you can collect your goody bag. It will have in it your medal, water and some product samples.

Entry fees no longer include an event T-shirt, but these are available to purchase on entry and will also be on sale on the day of the event.


We will have a trophy presentation on the stage in the Event Village at approximately 11am.

There’ll be trophies for the following

Categories, based on chip-time on the day:

first, second and third male and female
first male and female in age groups.
Should a runner qualify for an overall winner prize and an age group prize, they’ll get the overall prize and we’ll offer the age group prize to the next finisher.


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1 review


·3 years ago

Great first 10k. Great first 10k run and great atmosphere! Chip timing, medal and goodie bag all great! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try their first 10k or wants a pb!


Oxford, Oxfordshire


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