Oxford Town & Gown 10k

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The event gives entrants the unique opportunity to run through the closed streets of Oxford city centre, passing historic sites and ending in the beautiful University Parks.
10k and Junior 3k
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Sun, 8 May 2022
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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University Parks, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3RF, UK
Start times
Sun, 8 May 2022
10:00am |
Junior 3k:
Here's what races are available for Oxford Town & Gown 10k
This closed-road route takes place in the city Centre of Oxford, with a long stretch along the River Cherwell, topped off with a finish in the University Parks.
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  • Finishers medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • Goody bag
  • Closed road route
  • Bag drop
  • Local food and drink vendors
  • Prizes for top 3 male and female runners & top winners in each age category
University Parks, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3RF, UK
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The availability of parking in the centre of Oxford is extremely limited, and there are no parking facilities in the vicinity of the race. All the roads in the immediate area are closed, with parking restrictions enforced.
Local Buses
Please visit the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach websites for up to date travel and bus routes to Oxford City Centre on 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.
Please visit the Oxford City Council website for a list of car parks within the City Centre.
08:00 Event Village opens
09:15 Junior 3k starts
10:00 10k starts
13:00 Event Village closes
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2 reviews
Did the race in 2019
A flat route in the centre of Oxford, but not one I enjoyed particularly. It feels like the venue and area of Oxford used, has outgrown the size of the event. I wonder if the organisers should consider changing the route and using part of the half marathon route, which is more spacious (albeit less 'scenic')I didn't see a single KM marker. If they were there, then they were not at all clear(fluorescent yellow ones like in most races would help!). The course is very windy and there is a lot of congestion for the first few KM as the roads are very narrow, and are not completely blocked off for runners (only half the road is closed). Even just leaving the Park to get to the start was congested due to the gates that need to be used. IT's a good 5/10 minute walk to the start and then it's a case of trying to find the correct starting area, based on predicted time. I thought I had plenty of time for the loo beforehand, but the enormous loo queue (of about 20/25 minutes) meant I was still in that queue until 10 mins before the start. It was a bit of a scramble to find the correct place for me to start. I did appreciate the effort to reduce plastic consumption, but more could have been done on this front
Did the race in 2019
Amazing race, great atmosphere, route is fun with loads of support, will be back again next year for sure
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