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Our ambition is to develop the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon into the one of the largest charity fundraising events in the south of England, providing a valuable source of income for a wide variety of charities

Partnership with the race will also serve to raise a charity’s profile, particularly valuable for local smaller charities supporting less popular causes


We are introducing a new charity scheme this year with about 10% of the half marathon entries being reserved for a number of official race charities, including local charity partners.  These places are available by application direct to one of our official  race charities, in return for a commitment from you to fundraise for their charity.  Many charities offer training and fundraising support, running vests and race day hospitality in return for your fundraising commitment

Some of our race charities will also providing us with volunteers to work on the event, in return for a donation from us to the charity.  This is an opportunity for non-runners to get involved in the event, whilst also supporting your chosen charity


In addition to the reserved places available through our official race charities we are delighted that so many of our ‘own place’ runners, who obtained their entries by registering direct through our general public scheme, chose to raise money for charity

All of our official race charities welcome ‘own place’ runners willing to fundraise for their charity.  So if you have already secured your own place, but have not yet decided which charity you want to support, please consider one of our  official race charities


This year we will be introducing an opportunity for entrants to make a voluntary donation  at point of entry, which will be used to provide grants to smaller local charities and voluntary groups within Oxfordshire, as a way of thanking the local community who suffer the inconvenience of the event.

Managed and administered by Oxfordshire Community Foundation, the new Oxford Half Marathon Fund will enable smaller local charities and voluntary groups to benefit from funds raised through the event