The two key reasons as to why we’ve chosen to use a ballot system for this year’s race entries:
- Charitable Impact: The ballot will result in a longer period of time for our charity partners to recruit runners and for charity runners to fundraise for causes that move them. Increasing the amount of funds that are raised for charity, particularly local organisations, is a key priority for Virgin Sport.
- Limited Course Capacity / Experience: Due to space and course constraints in central Oxford, we’ve made the decision not to grow the event and risk crowding which would negatively impact the runner experience. Going forward the ballot will give everyone a fair chance to enter the event.
Entries will be randomly allocated with no weighting.
Yes, you can secure places through one of our charity partners.
A limited number of entries have been allocated to Run Club. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
Unsuccessful ballot applicants can secure places through one of our charity partners.
We can defer race entries up until 1 month before the event, to use at a future Virgin Sport race within 12 months. So, if you can’t make the event, you won’t lose your race entry!
We also have ticket protection offered through our insurance partner, Booking Protect, who can cover your race entry fee in case of injury, illness and other reasons. More information here.
We're here to help! Get in touch if you have any further questions about the ballot process.
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