The Oxford Half returns this weekend and will see runners take on the 13.1 mile route throughout the city. Here is everything you need to know about watching the race.

The Race Village in Oxford University Parks will be open from 7:30am on Sunday October 17 with plenty to do for the runners, friends and family, including street food, drinks and music.

During the race, spectators can take fans’ walking route and stop off at the two designated fan hubs located on Park Road and the north east corner of Oxford University Parks.

Spectators can walk between each fan hub faster than the runners, enabling people to cheer on their runner throughout the race.

At fan hub one on Park Road, you can see the runners at mile 0.75 and at mile. 2.25. Then at fan hub two in the park you can cheer the runners once more at mile 11.5.

Spectator information - what you need to know

Race will start at 9:30am

The race will start at 9:30am sharp on Broad Street. The finish line is on Parks Road.

The first runners are expected back just after 10:30am, with majority of runners crossing the finish line between 11:30am and 12pm.


The route will come alive with sounds from a line-up of live bands and DJs positioned at every mile.

They will be giving runners a bit of extra motivation and help keep the pace going during the race.

• Miles 1.75 & 12 / St Cross Road - DJ Truck

• Miles 3.1 & 10 / Park Town - The Retro’s

• Mile 5.3 & 8.75 / Cherwell School - Oxford Jazz Society

• Miles 5.5 & 8.5 / Oxford Harlequins Rugby Club - DJ G

• Mile 6.5 / Oxford Road - Oxford Caledonian Pipes and Drums

• Mile 7 / Elsfield Road - Tamashii Taiko

• Mile 12.5 / Bridge of Sighs - City of Oxford Silver

• Mile 12.75 / Radcliffe Camera - Nick Gill Jazz

Information points

Roaming information marshals wearing hi-vis LimeLight Sports Club vests will be on hand to help.

Charity cheer points

A few charities will be cheering runners throughout the 13.1 miles. Spectators can join in, yell and wave with them.

Meetings points post-race

The area around the finish line will be incredibly busy after the race with thousands of runners, spectators and members of the public.

Limelight Sports Club highly recommends arranging a post-race meeting point in the race village.