The second Oxford Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 14thOctober, has seen a large growth in numbers for this year’s race with more than twice as many runners signed up than in 2011.
Over 4,000 entries had been received by the beginning of this week, and organisers have put out a last call for anyone still wanting to take part this year with registration closing at 9 am this Friday 5th October.
Locals are also encouraged to line the streets of their city to cheer on the runners and to create a motivational atmosphere for runners to remember, and everyone is welcome to visit the race village at the Kassam Stadium. There will be free entry to the stadium for all supporters who want to cheer on the runners on their final stretch and watch them cross the finish line after conquering the 13.1 miles.
A number of bands will also be playing along the route, creating a real carnival atmosphere. More details about the bands will be announced this week.
Anyone who still wants to take part in this year’s Oxford Half Marathon is urged to go to www.oxfordhalfmarathon.com to secure their place now.
MINI Plant Oxford is the Headline Sponsor for the Oxford Half Marathon for the 2nd year. Other partners include Brooks Sports,Up and Running, Garmin, Clif Bar, Moving Comfort, highland Spring, Tesco, Visit Oxfordshire, Round & About Magazine and Running fitness, with BBC Radio Oxford being the Broadcasting Partner and The Oxford Mail the media partner for the Oxford Half Marathon 2012.
Oxford based charity Helen & Douglas House, a hospice providing care for children and young adults, is the Official Charity Partner for 2012.