Sporting Events

Competing in a sponsored sports event is a great way to support Oxfordshire Mind - and we’re incredibly grateful to those who choose to do so.

As part of the Oxfordshire Mind Team, you’ll also receive lots of support throughout the process, from training and fundraising tips to a friendly face when you cross the finishing line!

Oxford Half Marathon

The Oxford Half is returning to the historic streets of Oxford in October 2021. Whether a seasoned veteran or a newbie to the race, join us for a weekend of celebrations and running in the city of dreaming spires. 

Live entertainment and DJs will keep you running (or dancing – we won’t judge) to the finish line as you take in the stunning sights of Oxford. 

Date: 17 October 2021
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £200

Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Join in by running, walking, cycling, hopping or skipping your own distance and route on 23rd May, the twist? It’s a Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

Take a selfie with as many things on our list during your challenge (or in your training in the lead up) to be in with a chance of winning a special prize – a 60 minute Float Therapy session kindly donated by Oxford Floatation Centre.

Anyone who raises over £50 will receive a medal.

Date: 23rd October 2021
Time: A time that suits you
Location: Choose your own distance and route
Registration fee: Free
Fundraising target: £50

Blenheim 7k

World Heritage site Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the spectacular location for this family-friendly fun run with a beautiful lakeside off road section. 

Three events to choose from and one great day out: the main 7k, 4 miles for buggies and wheelchairs (note it is a challenging route for wheelchairs) and 1 mile for under 15s. 

Date: 10th October 2021
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £100

Bike Oxford

Bike Oxford is a day of short (25 miles), medium (50 miles) and long (80 miles) marked rides, taking in the best scenery of Oxford and the surrounding countryside.

NEW FOR 2021 – 2 starts and finishes: Oxford University Rugby Club & Chipping Norton Rugby Club.

Date: 11th July 2021
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £200

London Marathon

If you’ve been successful securing a place through the public ballot system then we’d love to have you as part of #TeamOxMind!

We can offer you lots of encouragement, support, and advice for fundraising and training along the way – please get in touch!

Date: 3rd October 2021

How we’ll support you
  • A dedicated point of contact throughout your journey – Leanne is there to support you from fundraising to the finish line
  • A fundraising pack with lots of advice and tips on how to maximise your fundraising efforts
  • Help in sharing your story, whether through the local paper, online or on social media.
  • An Oxfordshire Mind T-shirt or technical vest and T-shirts for your supporters
  • A certificate to acknowledge your sporting and fundraising achievements
  • Real-life examples of on how your efforts are making a difference to people living with mental health problems.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to know more about fundraising for Oxfordshire Mind, please contact our fundraising team by:

Phone: 07803 520359

‘An amazing experience for such a fantastic cause. Can’t explain the feeling I got when finishing knowing I raised a lot of money for people like me who have and are struggling. I commend Oxfordshire mind for their fantastic work they do.’

Oxford Half Marathon Runner


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