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Oxford 10k 2024

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Oxford 10k

Sunday 30 Jun 2024

£17.49 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 30 Jun 2024

Time: 09:30

Venue: University Parks

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

About the 10k event

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Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.

Location

Venue
University Parks, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RF View map

Course information

The start and finish  is in University Parks, next to the cricket pavillion.

The course is on a mainly on pathways or road. The course is entirely flat and begins in the scenic University Park, where you will head out onto the historic streets of Oxford. Heading down Longwall Street, High Street, then proceeding under the Bridge of Sighs and along Parks Road, you will then re-enter the Park at Norham Gardens.

The course is a double lap.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. There will be a water refill station 1/2 around the course and a ScottishPower water refill station will be available to use at the finish. 

Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time. 

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel.  This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always match up with fitbits, strava

Join forces or go solo

Race for Life participants having fun at events
You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.
 
 

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
 

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.
 

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.

Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start and finish line is in University Parks, next to the cricket pavillion.

If using what3words, enter ///moving.same.deal in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

Pedestrians: There are various gates around the park.

General Event Parking:  There is no event parking for the event. Please use City Centre car parks. The City also operates a Park and Ride network, the service 300 and 500 pass close to University Parks, but you can also use the 400 service and walk in from the High Street.

Blue Badge Parking: Limited Blue Badge parking is available at the park using South Parks Road. Please follow the signage and stewards directions. Please note, road closures start at 9am so access will be restricted after this time.

Public Transport:-

Bus: There are various bus routes around the City. Please visit www.oxfordbus.co.uk/ to plan your bus journey.

Train: The nearest train station is Oxford, which is a 22 minute walk to the park.

Electric Charging points: None available at the park. There are some locations around the City.

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are a number of cycle racks in the city centre and around the park

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.

Event Site: The start and finish areas are both on the same grass area.

This course is entirely on paths and closed road.

Carers are welcome free of charge.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk 

 

Bring a water bottle
We’re trying to reduce single-use plastic at Race for Life. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide an ecofriendly water-refill station at the finish that uses as little single-use plastic as possible.

Have the right kit
It’s a good idea to check the weather before your event and dress accordingly. Think breathable sports gear (leggings and shorts are ideal) and well-fitting trainers. For Pretty Muddy, wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Stay sun safe by finding shade when you’re not on the course and covering up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses. On parts you can’t cover, use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and a 4 or 5 star rating. Find out more about being sun smart.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

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