The 2023 Oxford Half Marathon has reached its capacity, with an unprecedented 13,000 participants ready to lace up their running shoes and hit Oxford’s historic streets this coming October.
With just a month remaining until the race day on October 15th, LimeLight Sports Club, the event organizers who also host the yearly Blenheim Palace Triathlon, have stated that the remaining way to join the event is by committing to run on behalf of an official charity partner.
A few slots are still up for grabs via major national charities such as Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Moreover, several local charitable organizations, including SSNAP, Special Effect, Helen & Douglas House, Oxfordshire Mind, Restore, Sobell House, Oxford Food Hub, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Oxford Hospitals Charity, and Yellow Submarine, are offering the last of their charity spots.
The Oxford Half Marathon has earned its reputation as one of the UK’s most sought-after half marathons, with enthusiastic crowds cheering on runners along the 13.1-mile course and numerous local volunteers contributing on the day of the event.
The race also generates economic benefits for Oxford, attracting participants from all over the UK, many of whom opt to extend their trip with an overnight stay in the city.
James Hogben, Managing Director of LimeLight Sports, shared his thoughts: “We are very excited to have sold out this year’s Oxford Half. With a month to go now, final preparations are in place for many runners, but there is still a huge opportunity for people to run for charity and help raise vital funds for extremely good causes.”
“We aim for the Oxford Half to positively impact the area in multiple ways – from stimulating tourism and the local economy to supporting meaningful community causes. We strongly believe that sport and physical activity, especially events like this, carry a great responsibility towards individuals and society as a whole, something we are deeply passionate about at LimeLight Sports Club.”
The race will start at Broad Street near Trinity College and conclude on Park Road. The course showcases the beautiful architecture of Oxford, and attendees can also look forward to live performances at different locations along the route.
For details on securing a place through charity participation, visit: https://limelightsports.club/event/oxford-half-2023.
Written by: Hamish Law
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