The announcement of the extension is timed to coincide with World Car Free Day, when people leave the car at home to enjoy cycling, walking, and using public transport instead.
A project will see gas boilers at the leisure centre swimming pools replaced with heat pumps that transfer heat from the air or water, which will cut carbon emissions by around 21%.
The support comes as the government provides extra £5m funding to help the new arrivals with accommodation as part of its Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP).
There are three events to offer a race for all ages and abilities: a 7k race on a scenic route around the palace, a 4-mile wheel-friendly route, and a 1-mile race for under 15s.
Teams at Oxfordshire County Council are continuing preparations to support refugees who will ultimately find a permanent home in the county in the coming weeks.
Oxfordshire County Council is working with partners across the county to help resettle and support those who are fleeing the rapidly escalating situation in Afghanistan.
Over the last five weeks, the city has had additional resources to tackle high case numbers including five walk-in PCR test sites that offered symptom-free testing.
A special awards ceremony was held in Cherwell to celebrate the hard work of volunteers and groups who make a real difference in the community.
The installation features 300 life-size figures representing NHS workers, as a tribute to the staff members who have tirelessly worked through the coronavirus pandemic.
Although cases in the city are now falling, there has been a 21% rise in cases in those aged between 30 and 59. Those aged 18 to 29 still make up more than half of cases overall.