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Race for Life Oxford 2024

30 June 2024 @ 9.30am

South Lodge, South Parks Road
Oxford,OxfordshireOX1 3RF
01865 282040
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Race for Life Oxford
Race for Life Oxford

About Race for Life Oxford 2024

The Race for Life Oxford 2024 features a 5k and 10K race that unites thousands of people with one purpose – to raise valuable funds for life-saving research. The 10k race is a great step up from the 5k event that’s still achievable for everyone. 

Join a Race for Life 5k or 10k event and help raise valuable funds for cancer-beating research.

The Oxford 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 roads. 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 pavilion.

The 5k race will start at 10.30am prompt.

The Oxford 10k

The Oxford 10k route is a double lap of the Oxford 5K route that starts around the park and then around the City Centre’s historic landmarks.

The 10k race will start at 9.30am prompt.

Ticketing information


£11.00 – £17.49

5k event

  • Children – £11.00
  • Young Adults – £15.99
  • Adults – £15.99
  • Under 6 – entry is free, and no registration is needed

10k event

  • Children – £11.00
  • Adults – £17.49
  • Young Adults – £17.49
  • Under 6 – entry is free, and no registration is needed

Travel information

The start and finish area is in University Parks, next to the cricket pavilion. If using what3words, enter ///rocket.maps.lanes in the free app to find the exact starting point.

The event is in the city centre location, and parking in the city centre is limited. There is no parking available at University Parks, except for blue badge holders (access via South Parks Road). 

We suggest using the city’s Park & Ride network. There will be additional services to the city centre on the day. The 300 and 500 services pass closest to University Parks, but you can also use the 400 services and walk from the High Street.

Numerous other bus routes service the city centre, and you can find more information (including maps and timetables) on the Oxford Bus website.

Road closures for the event will be in place from 9.00am, so please ensure to leave plenty of time for your journey.

Good to know

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled. No bottled water will be provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

In addition:

  • 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 push chairs.
  • There are toilet and baby-changing facilities at the venue.
  • Hot and cold refreshments 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 or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, kindly contact the Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday) or email raceforlife@cancer.org.uk.

Supporter and spectator access

The organisers are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life, so please bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)