WITH THE OXFORD HALF RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! WHETHER YOU’RE A RUNNER OR SPECTATOR YOU CAN NOW DISCOVER WHAT ENTERTAINMENT AND SCENERY TO EXPECT ON THE 13.1 MILE JOURNEY.
Are you ready? There certainly is no warm-up needed for this read, so let’s get stuck in with the details of the route. Our route speeds by world-famous museums and parks, dashes through historic city streets, crosses over the River Cherwell, through the charming village of Old Marston, and past the spectacular University Colleges.
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“The event route is certainly one for a PB as it’s so flat. In fact, we don’t even have a road or railway bridge to cross. The sights on course are something to look forward to and the course is certainly very varied in landscape. From running through the historic and iconic Radcliffe Square, to taking in the pretty Old Marston Village as well as the perfectly manicured Oxford University Parks. The support on route from the locals can really help you get across the finish line too – we’re very lucky to be able to host such a wonderful event in such an iconic city.”LIAM WORTHY, OXFORD HALF ROUTE MANAGER
Route Entertainment at Every Mile
Our route entertainment consists of bands and DJs at every mile to keep your feet moving to the beat!
- Miles 1.75 & 12 / St Cross Road – Team Drum, The Young Women’s Music Project
- Miles 3.1 & 10 / Park Town – The Retro’s, 60s and early 70s live band
- Miles 3.9 & 4.8 / Summertown – Steel Pan Fusion
- Mile 4.5 / Davenant Road – London Street Band, brass band ensemble
- Mile 5.3 & 8.75 / Cherwell School – Sax For Fun, jazz, blues, funk and reggae
- Miles 5.5 & 8.5 / Oxford Harlequins Rugby Club – DJ G
- Mile 6.5 / Oxford Road – Oxford Caledonian Pipes & Drums
- Mile 7 / Elsfield Road – Tamashii Taiko, Japanese drum ensemble
- Mile 12.5 / Bridge of Sighs – City of Oxford Silver, Oxford’s oldest brass band
- Mile 12.75 / Radcliffe Camera – Nick Gill Band, classic jazz band
Brands Bringing the Route Alive
What else, you ask? Well let’s explore the range of activities to keep race-goers and supporters entertained this autumn.
Zipcar are bringing something new to Oxford this year: the now-famous Zipcar-wash. Keep cool on route by taking a refreshing run through the mist shower at mile 9.
Nuun, will be providing Nuun electrolytes at two aid stations on route, ensuring optimum hydration. In addition, another aid-station shown on the map will have PowerGel shots to keep your energy levels high.
We all know the race is not the same without our supporters! Be ‘powered by KIND’ to the finish line with personalised motivational messages displayed on a big screen from friends and family. Spectators can send their messages in real time from the ‘powered by KIND’ dance floor located in the race village at Oxford University Parks. The Michelob ULTRA cheer zone which will provide runners with that extra motivation and buzz to ensure those smiles stay on for the miles. Live fit, live fun and join the Autumn cheer with Michelob ULTRA.
Entries to the Oxford Half on 13th October are still available through our Charity Partners, sign up now to avoid missing out!