The 2017 Virgin Sport Oxford Recap

We had an amazing day out on 8th October 2017!

Here’s a breakdown of our Virgin Sport Oxford Half event by the numbers — feel free to enjoy the recap with this mix live from the event, courtesy of DJ G:

https://hearthis.at/djg121/djgs-off-tha-cuff-vol49-oxford-half-marathon-mix/

Total number of registered participants: 10,500
Total number of runners at the starting line: 8,751
Total number of spectathletes: 17,000+
Total number of runners under the age of 20: 174
Total number of different charities people ran for : Over 113
Total number of registered people who ran for a charity: Over 400 runners
Total number of event staff: 97
Total number of volunteers: 296
Total number of security employed on race day: 180
Total number of customer queries answered by email: 1,526
Total number of dedicated customer service employees: 1
Total number of Ohoo water bubbles tested: 800
Total number of photos tagged #vsoxford #oxfordhalf: 5,099 and counting
Total number of bands and musicians: 126
Total number of Elias Ashmole impersonators: 1
Total number of Morris dancers: 7
Total number of Pizza Pilgrims slices eaten: 2,100
Total number of Pip & Nut Smoothies drank: 1,600
Total bottles of FitWater drank:
10,500
Total number of pacers: 36
Total number of goody bags items: 100,000
Total number of calories per jelly baby: 22
Total number of miles ran together: 114,638 -that’s 80,214 laps of the University Parks or 4.6x around the globe.
Distance from the Oxford Half start line to the Hackney Half start line: 89.8 miles

If you run from Oxford to Hackney, that’s 6.85 half marathons. Or just get to Virgin Sport Hackney 2018 directly— score your early bird tickets now!

Check out our album recap for more.