Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi

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Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

Perfect for a PB

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  • Review summary

    4.7
    10 Reviews
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    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere

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    Marc H
    "Great event and course. Didn't a set a PB, maybe next..."

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    Lottie A
    "My first half mara! loved it - back again this year..."

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    Sam B
    "This is genuinely just a really great race. The atmosphere was awesome the..."
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    Distances in this event

    1. Oxford Half Marathon

      Run 13.1mi
      Entry Closed

    Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon route

    The course begins at Broad Street, near Trinity College. Along the way, participants will be treated to plenty of Oxford's stunning architecture. A flat course, this is a great oportunity to chase down a new PB. Runners breeze past the River Cherwell and Lady Margaret Hall among others, and will end their race on Park Road

    Event details

    • Road
    • Closed roads
    • Flat
    • Finisher’s medal
    • Race packs are posted
    • 8000 participants

    From the organizer

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    #18

    Virgin Sport are ranked #18 in the UK out of 506 organizers

    Enjoy this fast and and flat half marathon through the historic university city of Oxford, the home of the 4 minute mile. Speeding past the famous sights, museums and colleges you're sure to finish this one feeling a sense of both achievement and culture.

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    What’s Included

    Exclusive t-shirt by Asics

    Medal

    Tote bag

    Swag from our partners

    Free race photos.

    Volunteers

    To find out more about volunteering or to sign up, visit https://uk.virginsport.com/volunteers

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I enter the Oxford Half?
    Due to the popularity of the Oxford Half, entry is done through a ballot system. If your ballot entry was unsuccessful, you can secure your place through one of the charity partners, and run for a good cause.
    When will I receive my race pack for the Oxford Half?
    Race packs can be collected from the Race Village on Oxford University Parks the day before the event. If you'd prefer for your pack to be posted to you, you will need to pay for this when registering.
    Is there music on the Oxford Half course?
    There will be DJs, local bands and live music throughout the course to motivate you until you cross the finish line.
    Have a question? Get answers from our team.

    Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon weather forecast

    Drizzle throughout the day.

    14°C
    Predicted highs
    9°C
    Predicted lows
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    IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

    Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon reviews (10)

    4.7 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere

    Reasons people recommend this event

    Friendly atmosphere

    Incredible crowds

    Perfect for a PB

    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2017

      A great race and really well organised. Big event so always running with people and supporters pretty much the whole way along the course. Oxford's not a big place so the part of the run in the centre is quite small but the final few miles around University Parks and into the centre was beautiful. Nice finishers T-Shirts too!
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2018

      Make sure you get to the park and rides early.Overall a great route which is relatively flat and easy running
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2018

      Great flat course, perfect for setting a PB!
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2017

      This is genuinely just a really great race. The atmosphere was awesome the whole way round and it really does have a properly festival vibe. I think this was the inaugural race but it didn't have any of the feeling of being a first time outing, organisation was slick and everything ran very smoothly. The only issue I had with it was it felt like they had got to the end and realised they hadn't made the course long enough so rather than some epic finish line stretch a la the london marathon you had about 8 switch backs which really hurt your rhythm and your time in the last Km. Except for that though it really was epic and will totally be back next year!
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2016

      My first half mara! loved it - back again this year :)
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2016

      Great event and course. Didn't a set a PB, maybe next time!
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2016

      Great half marathon, will deff do it again.
    • Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2016

      Amazing city, amazing atmosphere, inspiring race
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      Did the Oxford Half Marathon in 2016

      Raced Hackney I'm so psyched for this - definitely going to be a step up