The Oxford Half returns on Sunday 11 October 2020 for the 10th race edition. Ballot entries are now closed, but you can secure a place by running for one of our charity partners.
Your 2020 route map is here! The course takes runners through the pristine, winding streets of historic Oxford. The route begins in the city centre and passes through Old Marston village, the River Cherwell, Oxford University’s impressive Lady Margaret Hall, before finally finishing on Parks Road.
Live entertainment and DJs will keep you running (or dancing - we won't judge) to the finish line as you take in the stunning sites of Oxford. Keep an eye out for the Oxford Half route entertainment line up announcement coming soon!
Not only will you be able to bask in the glory of completing the Oxford Half, you will also receive a finisher shirt, a medal, race photos, a tote bag and swag from our partners as part of your entry.
Did you know the Oxford Half marathon race route is the largest outside London to go plastic-free? Virgin Sport is proud to be the first mass participation event organiser in the UK to move away from plastic and develop a more sustainable strategy for keeping our runners hydrated. Stay tuned! We're continuing to develop sustainability initiatives, to further reduce our impact on the environment in 2020.
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