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Oxford Half Marathon 2024 – it’s time to #RunforYouth!

Ending inequality of opportunity for Oxfordshire’s disadvantaged young people is a marathon, not a sprint. #RunforYouth at the Oxford Half Marathon 2024 and go the extra mile (or 13!) for young adults across the whole county by joining our movement to build a future in which every young person has the skills, support and connections they need to thrive.

Sign up to Oxfordshire Youth’s Team #RunforYouth and champion the life-changing power of youth work! This year’s October half marathon route takes runners through the winding streets of historic Oxford. Beginning in the city centre, you’ll pass through the stunning sites of Old Marston village, the River Cherwell and Oxford University’s impressive Lady Margaret Hall, before crossing that finish line on Parks Road. Click here to register now.

Not a big runner? You can be part of our support crew, the #RunforYouth Cheer Team! Join Oxfordshire Youth staff, our business partners and school and youth sector workers, who will be lining the route, supporting the cause and celebrating our runners. Click here to give cheer!

Interested in setting up a corporate team? Signing up for Team #RunforYouth with your colleagues is a fantastic way to generate awareness of your organisation, and will be a great team-bonding experience too! Our Events team would love to discuss how we can support your staff team to join in. Please email us at:

Essential Oxford Half Marathon information

What will we spend the money you raise on? We’re aiming to raise £15,000, every penny of which will go to our Core Costs Campaign. Fundraising for our core functions is a powerful action that you can take during this time of great need, fuelling our ability to protect our services, retain skilled youth workers and ensure we are there for young people through these turbulent times and into the future. Thank you so much for thinking about fundraising for us.

When is the Oxford Half happening?: Sunday 13th October 2024
Where?: central Oxford
How long is the Oxford Half?: 13.1 miles
What’s the route?: see the route map image to the left
How much does it cost to register?: £73
What’s my individual fundraising target?: £250

All our wonderful Team #RunforYouth members receive:

1. our striking, environmentally friendly Team #RunforYouth running
shirt, co-designed with one of our young service users
2. a dedicated point of contact for any fundraising or running
related queries
3. team-building events and exercise sessions to help you prepare
for the big day
4. delicious refreshments to keep you fuelled and hydrated
5. tons of love, encouragement and whoops from the #RunforYouth
Cheer Team.
If you have any questions about this year’s Oxford Half Marathon or how to join Team #RunforYouth, we’d love to hear from you.

I had the pleasure of running for Oxfordshire Youth in my first ever half-marathon. The team did a great job of keeping us motivated and uplifted. I felt I was part of a family which totally set me up for success!


A: Yes! OY claims an extra 25p for every £1 you donate if you pay the basic rate of tax or above and make the donation from your own funds.

A: To do this, please follow the link here. It will take you through to Oxfordshire Youth’s page, and from here you will be able to set up your individual fundraising page.

A: While we welcome unrestricted donations as they are the single most powerful thing donors can do for young people, if there is an element of our work (homelessness prevention, violence reduction, education, employment and training or mental health) you’re particularly interested in, please let us know and we can match your donations with a project.

A: If you click this link, you can donate to us online. You can also post us a cheque or Text to Give. Text OXYOUTH to 70085, to send us £3.

Your donations lift young people up and amplify their voices in the community. However you fundraise for us, your efforts help us tackle inequality and create opportunities for young people that would otherwise be out of their reach.

Join our mission to raise up individuals and their communities by taking part in fun fundraisers, running your own community event, giving through a family trust or joining us in a corporate partnership.

Without the kindness and generosity of donors, we would not be able to have supported over 200 care leavers and asylum seekers as part of our YPSA service, train 130 families in adolescent mental health and support over 150 youth organisations and 26,000 young people annually. In short, your fundraising makes a huge difference.

Text OXYOUTH 70085 to donate £3

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