07 Oct 2018

Registration + Transportation

You will receive a race pack at your registered address (the address you entered into your ticket). This will be sent within 2 weeks of the race, in the pack will be a plastic bag for you to leave some belongings with us whilst you race, as well as your running number that will help us track and record your time. You will receive your t-shirt in the rewards area as you finish the race, they are not sent in your race pack.

Yes, you must be at least 17 years old to participate in the Half Marathon. 

No, registration for the Half Marathon is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-deferrable.

Fear not Sporter, your online profile stores everything for you. Simply log in to your profile on our website and then check out your upcoming passes and receipts by clicking into your ‘Account Details’ and then ‘Purchase History’.

Park and Ride pre-sale has now concluded, however you can still purchase tickets on the day from any of the four locations.

If you did pre-purchase tickets, you should have been emailed a receipt and this acts as your ticket on the day.

For more information on Park and Ride, please visit here on our website.

If you have purchased Ticket Protection along with your ticket and are no longer able to make the event, you may be entitled 100% of the paid ticket price (including fulfillment fees) if you satisfy the conditions for a refund.

In the regrettable instances of traffic jams, injury, illness, wild weather conditions, strikes, accidents and more, you should get in touch with our ticket protection partner, Booking Protect, to make your claim. Click here for more information.

General entries are due to close on the 10th of September.

If you're injured or can't make the event due to personal reasons, we will allow you to defer your entry for a future Virgin Sport event to use within 12 months. The deadline for deferring your entry is the 7th of September (1 month before event day), after this time you will no longer be able to defer.

If you'd like to defer your entry, please get in touch with us via our Get In Touch page.

Event Rules

The Oxford Half Marathon is slated to start at 9:30am. Stay tuned for more updates!

You have 3 hours and 30 minutes to walk, jog, race, prance, skip or dance through the course and cross the finish line.

For safety reasons, we suggest free ears to stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and sounds of Oxford and unplug! 

No dogs, in-line skates, baby joggers, skateboards, alpacas, bikes or anything else that could disrupt the safety or experience of other runners will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety!

Yes! At registration checkout, simply tick the wheelchair participant box and we'll be in touch to coordinate. Hand cycles, however, are not permitted. For further questions, please contact [email protected]

We've now packaged all participants race packs and the option to edit your predicted finish time is no longer available.

You will be able to move to a slower start pen on event day without any issues, however you won't be able to move to a faster pen. Good luck!

Winners of the following categories will receive a free entry to a future Virgin Sport event. These winners will receive a cash prize, framed certificate and a free entry into the 2019 Oxford Half Marathon. 

  • Overall male and female 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners
  • Overall male and female 1st place wheelchair athletes (competing in a racing chair)

Age category winners will be emailed after the event and will receive a digital certificate and a free entry into the 2018 event. Age categories are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.


We’ll offer a free place to males with a sub 70 performance, and females with a sub 80 (performance must be within the last year). Just email [email protected] with your Power of 10 profile.

After you've purchased a ticket, you will see an option to set up a crew - this makes you Captain!

When creating crew, you can choose to make it public or private. If the crew is private you will need to set a password and share that password with anyonewho you’d like to join your group.  After you’ve created a crew, you’ll see: a newsfeed with a timeline of when team members join your crew, a ‘Captain’s View’ which displays a list of crew members, and a ‘Get in Touch’ tab which allows you to email all crew members.

If you're joining an existing crew, you can do so on the ticket in your profile after you’ve registered for the event. Just click on the ‘Join a Crew’ tab and search for your group name - if your crew is private, you’ll need to enter the password which was created by your captain. Once you've joined, you'll see a timeline of who joins your crew and a 'Get in Touch' tab to email your captain!