The Limelight Sport Oxford Half Marathon returns on Sunday 13th October 2024, when the 13.1-mile course will take runners once again on a picturesque route through the University Parks and along the historic streets of Oxford. As for 2023, participants will be spurred on by thousands of cheering spectators as well as the live entertainment to be found both in the Race Village and stationed at various points along the way.

Register your interest here for 2024

2023 saw our 18-strong, Oxford Health Charity team take on the Oxford Half in style, in ideal race conditions. We were pleased to welcome home each of our runners within the 3½ hour time limit, with some achieving amazing personal bests and goals! We were even more thrilled to find that, through their outstanding achievements on the day, our inspiring runners collectively raised almost £6000 for the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust community! To them, we say a HUGE THANK YOU for their time, efforts – and sore limbs! 

 

Each year, our runners have their own personal reasons for taking part. Some may choose to highlight the vital role Oxford Health Charity plays in supporting Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust patients and staff, while others may wish to raise greater awareness of mental health services across the Trust, or decide to give something back to the NHS as a thank you for the help, support and care they or a family member have received.

                 

We’ve had an amazing show of support over the last few years for this event, with around 20 runners joining our team each year, but we’re setting our sights even higher for 2024, with the hope of expanding the Oxford Health Charity army still further! 

Several of our 2023 team members have already signed up for next year:

Nik: "I'm definitely up for doing it again next year."
Claire: "I really would encourage anyone thinking about getting involved to do so, as they say you never forget a run. Happy for my name to be put on the list for next year. I’ve caught the bug!"
Alice: "Thanks again and please count me in for next year!"

Feeling inspired yet?

Here’s a last word from Rob –

"There are not many half-marathons with the great atmosphere of the Oxford Half – so I’d encourage any staff who are runners – or who are thinking of becoming runners – to put their name forwards for next year. It is hard work – but picking up that medal makes it all worthwhile…"

So, fancy helping us expand our team for 2024?

Whether you’re a seasoned runner, or new to the sport, we’d love to have you join our team. Please complete our interest form here and we'll send you the registration details for the event. 

And remember, there’s NO REGISTRATION FEE with one of our charity places, we just ask that you fundraise a minimum of £120 to help support us – your local NHS community and mental health charity.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the starting line!