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Oxford Half

17 Oct 2021

Getting to the start

There will be thousands of runners, fans and supporters heading to Oxford on Sunday 17th October for the Oxford Half. All runners will be given a window in which to arrive at the event. 

Remember, there will be a number of road closures and diversions in place from 07:00.  Please factor these into your travel plans (and those of any of your supporters, family and friends).

Scroll down for more information on how to get to the Race Village on Oxford University Parks. 

By Car / Park and Ride

If you are planning on driving to the event, we strongly recommend you use the Park & Ride services operating from 06:30 at the Pear Tree, Redbridge,  and Thornhill sites. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day. 

Buy Park and Ride Tickets Park and Ride Map

By Car / Park and Ride

If you are planning on driving to the event, we strongly recommend you use the Park & Ride services operating from 06:30 at the Pear Tree, Redbridge,  and Thornhill sites. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day. 

Buy Park and Ride Tickets Park and Ride Map

By Train

It is approximately a one-mile walk from Oxford train station to the Race Village. Trains will be running to normal Sunday timetables so please check before you travel as there are a limited number of services that arrive in time for you to get to the race start. 
 
COMING FROM LONDON? Please note, the earliest London service into Oxford does NOT arrive in time for you to start the race. If travelling from London, we strongly recommend using the Oxford Tube (see below).

By Train

It is approximately a one-mile walk from Oxford train station to the Race Village. Trains will be running to normal Sunday timetables so please check before you travel as there are a limited number of services that arrive in time for you to get to the race start. 
 
COMING FROM LONDON? Please note, the earliest London service into Oxford does NOT arrive in time for you to start the race. If travelling from London, we strongly recommend using the Oxford Tube (see below).

Oxford Tube

The Oxford Tube will be running 3 additional services all departing London Victoria at 6:25am and arriving into Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station at 8:03am. These are likely to be busy and may reach capacity meaning a wait for subsequent services. To minimise your chances of missing a spot on a bus, we suggest you arrive early and to board at Victoria Station.   

Please note: purchasing a ticket in advance for the Oxford Tube doesn't guarantee a seat on a specific service if that bus is then full. For further information please visit www.oxfordtube.com.

Oxford Tube

The Oxford Tube will be running 3 additional services all departing London Victoria at 6:25am and arriving into Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station at 8:03am. These are likely to be busy and may reach capacity meaning a wait for subsequent services. To minimise your chances of missing a spot on a bus, we suggest you arrive early and to board at Victoria Station.   

Please note: purchasing a ticket in advance for the Oxford Tube doesn't guarantee a seat on a specific service if that bus is then full. For further information please visit www.oxfordtube.com.

Local bus

For those travelling from the local and surrounding area, we recommend using the local bus services to access the event. All bus companies will be operating their normal Sunday services, though may be subject to diversions and extended journey times due to the road closures in place for the race.

Local bus

For those travelling from the local and surrounding area, we recommend using the local bus services to access the event. All bus companies will be operating their normal Sunday services, though may be subject to diversions and extended journey times due to the road closures in place for the race.

Cycling

A limited amount of event-specific bike racking will be available on Parks Road, outside the gated entrance to the Race Village. There are also plenty of bike parking facilities available in Oxford City Centre, which should be used if you plan to cycle to the event. In all cases, we recommend you lock your bike to the racking. Bikes are left at the owner’s risk and should only be left in designated areas. Please note that bike racking facilities in Broad Street will not be available on race day.

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Cycling

A limited amount of event-specific bike racking will be available on Parks Road, outside the gated entrance to the Race Village. There are also plenty of bike parking facilities available in Oxford City Centre, which should be used if you plan to cycle to the event. In all cases, we recommend you lock your bike to the racking. Bikes are left at the owner’s risk and should only be left in designated areas. Please note that bike racking facilities in Broad Street will not be available on race day.

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