Oxford 5k 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 5k event
The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
The start and finish area is in University Parks, next to the cricket pavillion.
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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 check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
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/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 email@example.com .
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.