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!

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 technical running vest or T Shirt and T Shirts for your supporters
  • A lively cheering squad to cheer you on race day
  • Refreshments and snacks on race day
  • 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.
Oxford Half Marathon

Get your birthday hats out to celebrate the 10th edition of the Oxford Half in October 2020! 

The scenic 13.1 mile route starts in Oxford city centre and takes in world-famous museums, colleges and parks. Live music, local bands and DJs will be there to keep you motivated all the way to the finish line.

We’ve partnered with the Virgin Sport as a local charity partner!

Date: 11 October 2020
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £200

Bike Oxford

Bike Oxford offers a choice of three marked routes of 25, 50 and 80 miles, taking in the best of the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Date: 31 May 2020
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £200

Please note: Our charity places will become available soon. Please check back for more information, or subscribe to our fundraising mailing list here

Blenheim 7k

Run through the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. There are three events to choose from: the main 7k, a 4 mile-race for buggies and wheelchairs and a 1 mile run for under 15s.

Entry to the race includes entry to the grounds for participants and their supporters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the splendour of the grounds, picnic or you can buy refreshments at the cafes and restaurants.  

Date: 19 April 2020
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £100

London Marathon

This year we have a team of supporters running the London Marathon in support of Oxfordshire Mind. 

Date: 26 April 2020

We don’t have charity spaces available, but if you’ve been successful securing a place through the public ballot system then we’d love to have you as part of Team Oxfordshire Mind! We can offer you lots of encouragement, support, and advice for fundraising and training along the way. 

If you have any questions about any of the above events then please contact us at

‘An amazing experience for such a fantastic course. 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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