This weekend thousands of runners and spectators will descend on Oxford for the Oxford Half, a 13.1 mile race around the city.

The race will take place on October 17 with a number of road and closures and diversions in place, meaning usual routes around the city to parking spots will be disrupted.

Limelight Sports Club, which runs the half marathon, describe parking in Oxford as ‘extremely limited’ and so recommend people use the city’s Park and Ride services or public transport.

Where can I park?

The event Park and Ride service will be operating from the Pear Tree, Redbridge, and Thornhill sites between 06:30 and 09:00 on race day.

Tickets cost £4.80 per car including one return bus ticket (additional passengers are £2.60 each) and should be booked in advance.

These ticket prices are the same price as purchasing on race day, with the added benefit of avoiding any queues at the ticket machines on race morning and priority access onto the buses. Places are limited, and advance parking will also close once spaces are full.

To avoid penalties you must park in the car park you booked – changes will not be possible. To assist with congestion, please consider car sharing wherever possible.

Postcodes for Oxford’s Park and Ride services:

• Pear Tree (North) OX2 8JF

• Thornhill (East) OX3 8DP

• Redbridge (South) OX1 4XG

If you are still hoping to grab a car parking space in the city then you can use any the following car parks, however spaces will be limited.

• Gloucester Green car park

• Oxford Train Station (Becket Street)

• Oxpens car park

• Westgate car park

• Worcester Street car park