Oxford Town and Gown 2022 10k race

08 May
Oxford University Parks
South Lodge, South Parks Road

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.


Registration information

  • Adult fundraiser – £15.00 (raise a minimum of £50.00)
  • Junior fundraiser – £7.00 (raise a minimum of £50.00)
  • Adult entry – £30.00, affiliated – £28.00
  • Junior entry – £15.00, affiliated – £13.00

*Booking fees apply.

Entries will close on Wednesday 04 May.

To enter multiple people: Simply add the desired number of tickets you want. The registration form will require you to enter full details of everyone you are paying for.

To create or join a Team: This option will appear at the bottom of the registration form once you have filled out all of your details.

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. But the good news is that the Junior 3k race is back on for 2022. The Junior 3k race starts at 9.15am ahead of the main 10k race. It is open for anyone aged 9 to 15 years old.

Race timings

9.15am start for the Junior 3k race

10.00am start for the main 10k race

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)