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Oxford Half Sells Out in Record Time

Oxford Half may be a sell-out, but there's still a way to be a part of the popular event...

General entries for the 2024 Oxford Half have sold out in record time, with around 11,000 runners already registered to take to the iconic streets of Oxford on 13 October. However, those who haven’t yet secured their place need not worry, as there are still charity places available for the event.

The fast and flat Oxford Half has become one of the most-popular half marathons in the UK, with large crowds providing support along the 13.1-mile route, and dozens of local volunteers helping on the day. The course takes runners through the pristine, winding streets of historic Oxford. The route begins in the city centre and passes through the stunning sites of Old Marston village, the River Cherwell, Oxford University’s impressive Lady Margaret Hall, before finally finishing on Parks Road.

A spokesperson said: “We couldn’t be happier to see the continued popularity of the Oxford Half, as once again it sells out of general entries in record time. Each year the event is selling even quicker, which is testament to the quality of the organisation as well as the overall experience and route, which is perfect for both beginners, or those trying to secure a PB through the historic streets of Oxford.

“In Oxford, we place a huge importance on supporting charities and that’s why we have a large number of spots available to charities for this year’s half marathon, aiming to fundraise a considerable amount of money for worthwhile causes.”

Among the event’s official national charity partners, led by Headline Charity Partner Cancer Research UK, are Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support. Local charity partners include Special Effect, Sobell House Hospice, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, SSNAP, Restore, Yellow Submarine, Helen & Douglas House and Oxford Hospitals Charity. A full list of charity partners is available at the Oxford Half website. 

If you'd like to know more, visit the Oxford Half website. 

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