SOMETIMES the best way to kickstart a weekend is with a quick and enjoyable park run.

Whether you enjoy running long distances or short, running fast or slow, or even running at all – park runs are for everybody.

Many park runs are free to join but others you will have the option to pay as you go.

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Grab your trainers and your fitness tracker and join a park run near you…

  • Abingdon 5k: every Saturday morning at 9am from Rye Meadow, Maud Hales Bridge
  • Bicester 5k: every Saturday morning at 9am from Langford Village in Peregrine Way
  • Didcot 5k: every Saturday morning at 9am from Ladygrove Park, Avon Way
  • Oxford 5k: every Saturday morning at 9am in Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park, Elsfield Way
  • Harcourt Hill park run 5k: every Saturday morning at 9am in BrookesSport Botley, Harcourt Hill Campus
  • Henley parkrun 5k: every Saturday morning at 9am from 40 Acre Path, Tilebarn Close

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However, if you fancy doing a longer run or a run for charity, why not look at…

  • The Oxford Ultra: Friday, August 12
  • Trail Mapledurham: 10k run on Sunday, September 4
  • Sportathon Weekend, Banbury: 10k run on Saturday, September 24
  • Oxfordshire Epic Trail 10k: Saturday, September 24
  • Kirtlington Park 5k or 10k: Saturday, October 1
  • Blenheim Palace Half Marathon: Sunday, October 9
  • Oxford Half Marathon: Sunday, October 16
  • Mapledurham Half Marathon: Sunday, December 4


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

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