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Oxford Town and Gown 2022 10k race

08 May 2022 @ 8.00am to 1.00pm

£11.00 – £28.00
Oxford Town and Gown 2021 10k race
Image courtesy Muscular Dystrophy UK Town and Gown 10k Series

About Oxford Town and Gown 2022 10k race

The Oxford Town and Gown 2022 10k is taking place on Sunday 08 May 2022.

Oxford Town and Gown is the oldest run in the series. It started in 1982 by local runners as a fun run to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, and still to this day, all profits from the race go to Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).

The race now attracts up to 6,000 runners every year. This includes serious athletes, as well as casual and fun runners. If you’re wanting to run your first, your fastest, or your most orange 10k yet – this is the race for you.

The 10k run takes you along a City Centre closed-road route that finishes in the University Parks. This route is unique and scenic, which makes it perfect for all runners. You’ll find beginners taking on their first 10k race and more experienced runners hoping to beat their personal bests.

All proceeds from the Town and Gown series support the work of Muscular Dystrophy UK - the charity bringing together the 70,000 people living with more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and -wasting conditions.

What’s more, 2022 will see the celebration of the Town and Gown’s 40th anniversary! And we will be keeping you up to date on how the organisers plan to mark this exciting milestone.



Oxford Town and Gown 2022 route

The running route has always shown-off some of Oxfords best landmarks. Expect a scenic tour through the heart of the City Centre, passing many historic Oxford University colleges and Oxford High Street, and then finishing in University Parks. The exact route for 2022 will not be too different from the live event in 2021, and it will be published closer to the event.

Road closures

Details of any road closures will be published here closer to the event. Road closures would normally come into force from 8.00am on the Sunday morning and remain in operation until noon. The majority of the affected roads will be on a rolling closure system (i.e. they reopen as soon as the last runner has passed and it is safe to do so).

Junior 3k race

One of the unfortunate consequences of the event date change in 2021 was that the Junior 3k part of the event was been removed. An alternative date for the Junior 3k race will be provided. The Junior 3k race is back on for 2022.

Entry fees (early bird prices listed below)

  • Adult fundraiser - £15 (raise a minimum of £50)
  • Junior fundraiser - £7 (raise a minimum of £50)
  • Adult entry - £28, affiliated - £26
  • Junior entry - £13, affiliated - £11

*Booking fees apply.

Entries will close on Wednesday 04 May.


9.15am start for the Junior 3k race

10.00am start for the 10k race



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Oxford Half Oxford Town and Gown 10k race is usually scheduled to start at 10.00am, with the JUnior 3k race starting just before at 9.15am. The event Village opens at 8.00am and closes at 1.00pm.

The Oxford Town and Gown race Event Village is in the University Parks, OX1 3RF, near the cricket pavilion. It’s where you can have your registration queries answered, use the toilets or buy food and drink. The Event Village is also where the race warm-ups and presentations take place.

There are trophies for the following categories, based on chip-time on the day

  • first, second and third male and female
  • first male and female in age groups.

Should a runner qualify for an overall winner prize and an age group prize, they’ll get the overall prize and the age group prize will be offered to the next finisher.

There will be a trophy presentation on the stage in the Event Village at approximately 11.00am.

Yes. Expect road closures to come into force from 8.00am on the Sunday morning and remain in operation until noon.  The majority of the affected roads will be on a rolling closure system (i.e. they will reopen as soon as the last runner has passed and it is safe to do so) apart from Parks Road, which will remain closed for the entire duration of the event

The roads affected are listed below.

Bradmore Road, Blackhall Road, Broad Street, Catte Street, Cornmarket Street, Crick Road, Keble Road, Fyfield Road, High Street (except buses and taxis allowed in both directions using Stop/Go Traffic Management), Holywell Street, Jowett Walk, Longwall Street, Magdalen Street East, Mansfield Road, Market Street, Museum Road, New College Lane, Norham Gardens, Norham Road, Parks Road, Queens Lane, South Parks Road, St. Cross Road, Turl Street.

To coincide with these closures, expect parking in the certain residential parking bays to be suspended from 00:00-12:30 on the Sunday.

  • Longwall Street
  • Parks Road
  • High Street
  • Broad Street
  • Mansfield Road
  • Jowett Walk
  • Norham Gardens
  • Fyfield Road
  • Norham Road
  • Bradmore Road

Some parking bays may be suspended from 18:00 on the Saturday before until 12:30 on the day of the race

  • Mansfield Road

By car

Availability of parking in the centre of Oxford is extremely limited, and there are no parking facilities in the vicinity of the race. Also, all the roads in the immediate area will be closed, with parking restrictions enforced. Please visit the Oxford City Council’s website for a list of car parks within the City Centre.

Local Buses

Please visit the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach websites for up to date travel and bus routes to Oxford City Centre on the race day. The start and event village is a maximum 10 minutes walk from the City Centre so any bus reaching near into the City Centre will be a walkable distance.


The start and event village is a maximum 20 minute walk from Oxford Railway Station. Please factor this walk when planning to get to Oxford by Train. For up to date train information visit the national rail website.


08 May 2022
8.00am to 1.00pm
£11.00 – £28.00
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Oxford University Parks
South Lodge, South Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3RF
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