Oxford 5k 2024
£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £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.
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.
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.
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 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.