The Oxford Schools' Challenge is an exciting youth running initiative open to primary school children (aged 4-11 years old) of all abilities. Students are encouraged to run 12 miles in the lead up to the event, by breaking it down into half a mile or mile distances at home or at school. Students then participate in the Oxford Schools’ Challenge, by running the final celebratory mile course which finishes on the Oxford Half finish line, completing their own Half Marathon.
The Oxford Schools’ Challenge takes place on Sunday 15 October, and all entries and communications are managed through participating Primary Schools within Oxford.
Entries for the 2023 Schools' Challenge are now being considered with registration opening in July and closing on Friday 29 September*.
If you would like to get your school involved, please email the team at email@example.com for more information.
*Please note that due to considerable demand for the event, numbers will be continuously monitored and be considered on a first come first served basis. Therefore, please ensure you register early and receive confirmation to avoid disappointment.
TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY
This will take place on Sunday 15 October, to create a family-focused day.
The 2023 event will be free of charge, enabling more schools and students to participate.
We have moved our Schools' Challenge registration online to make the process easier for both teachers and parents. No more chasing paperwork!