The 2016 edition of the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 9 October, organiser G02 Events, have confirmed, with entries for the event now open. As with last year, interest in the race is anticipated to be high with up to 7,000 runners expected to toe the line at the historic city.
The 13.1 mile course has been designed to make the most of the iconic city, with the route taking place on closed, fast and flat roads. As with 2015, the race will once again start and finish in the city centre and incorporate the world famous University College grounds and along the Thames Path.
Jamie Warren from race organisers GO2, said: “We saw a phenomenal level of interest in the 2015 Vitality Oxford Half Marathon. Entries sold fast leading to a sell-out race, particularly after announcing the key route changes to incorporate the City Centre and all the famous landmarks that are synonymous with Oxford.”
“These tweaks made a huge difference to the race day atmosphere; the city section provided the perfect course profile for runners to find a good rhythm and really get into their stride, plus it also encouraged thousands of spectators to line the streets to cheer on friends and family like never before!”
Entries for the race are now open with an early bird discounted price of £35 now available. All finishers will receive a technical T-shirt from race partner, Brooks, a fantastic medal and premium goody bag on race day.
More information is available here.