Oxford 5k 2024
Sunday 30 Jun 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU
About the 5k event
The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry-level distance and an achievable first challenge for most. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog, run or make your way around the course however suits you to fund life-saving research.
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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 want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.
Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.
Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.
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.