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Oxford 5k 2023

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Oxford 5k
Sunday 2 Jul 2023

£11.00 Children | £15.99 Young Adults | £15.99 Adults

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 2 Jul 2023

Time: 10:30

Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

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

Distance: 5k

Course information

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

The Oxford route begins in the scenic University Parks, where you will head out onto the historic streets of Oxford. The entire route is flat and mainly on pathways or road. 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 and finish your event next to the cricket pavillion.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

Meeting point

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

If using what3words, enter ///rocket.maps.lanes in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

https://www.what3words.com/rocket.maps.lanes?partner=RaceForLife

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

There is no parking available at University Parks, except for blue badge holders (access via South Parks Road), and parking in the city centre is limited. Therefore, we suggest using the city’s Park & Ride network, details of which can be found on the Oxford Bus Company website. They are kindly putting on additional services on the day of the event. The 300 and 500 services pass closest to University Parks, but you can also use the 400 service and walk from the High Street.

Numerous other bus routes service the city centre and you can find more information (including maps and timetables) here.

Road closures for the event will be in place from 9am, so please ensure that you leave plenty of time for your journey - the event will start at 10.30am prompt.  

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

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

This event is deemed suitable for wheelchairs with assistance. The course is entirely on paths and closed roads but the event site is on grass, which can become boggy in poor weather conditions. There is a limited amount of blue badge parking available at University Park's South Lodge on South Parks Road.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, 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

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.