About the 2022 Race for Life Oxford 5k
This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose – to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.
The 5K route
The Oxford route begins in the scenic University Parks, where you will head out onto the historic streets of Oxford. The entire route is flat and mainly on pathways or road. Heading down Longwall Street, High Street, then proceeding under the Bridge of Sighs and along Parks Road, you will then re-enter the Park at Norham Gardens and finish your event to cheers outside the cricket clubhouse.
The 5k race will start from 10.30am prompt.
Young adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (girls and boys): Free and no registration needed
The event is in the city centre location and there is no onsite parking, except for blue badge holders, and parking in Oxford city is quite limited.
If you are arriving from out of town, we suggest using the city’s Park & Ride network,details of which can be found on the Oxford Bus Company website. The 300 and 500 bus services pass closest to University Parks, but you can also use the 400 bus service and walk from the High Street.
Expect road closures for the event to be in place from 8.00am, so please ensure that you leave plenty of time for your journey.
Good to know
- Well behaved dogs are welcomed, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
- The venue is wheelchair accessible.
- The venue is suitable for pushchairs.
- There are toilet and baby changing facilities at the venue.
- Hot and cold refeshments will be available.
- There is no bag drop facility.
- There are no showering facilities.
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/helper to accompany you, please contact the Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm on Monday to Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporter / spectator access
The organisers are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life, so please do come along to cheer on the runners and support your family and friends along the route on the day.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Oxford Race for Life 5k is scheduled to start at 10.30am. Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.
The Race for Life Oxford 5k starts and finishes in the Oxford University Parks, next to the cricket pavillion.
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The Oxford route begins in the scenic University Parks, where you will head out onto the historic streets of Oxford. The entire route is flat and mainly on pathways or road. Heading down Longwall Street, High Street, then proceeding under the Bridge of Sighs and along Parks Road, you will then re-enter the Park at Norham Gardens and finish your event next to the cricket pavillion.
The Race for Life Oxford is a 5km race through the historic city of Oxford.
Yes, the entire route is flat and mainly on pathways or roads through the historic city of Oxford.