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 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.
Selfie Scavenger Hunt Run

With lots of sporting events being cancelled this year due to restrictions on large public gatherings, we’ve decided to host our own virtual run.

Join in by running your own distance and route, the twist? It’s a Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

Take a selfie with as many things on our list during your run (or in your training in the lead up) to be in with a chance of winning a special prize.

Date: 11th October 2020
Time: A time that suits you
Location: Choose your own distance and route
Registration fee: Free

Oxford Half Marathon

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Virgin Sport have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Oxford Half Marathon.

Instead, sign up to their virtual Oxford Half race! It’s a brand new, free virtual running challenge benefitting Oxford Half charity partners.

Date: 11th October 2020
Time: A time that suits you
Location: Choose your own route

Bike Oxford

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Iconic Cycling Events have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Bike Oxford.

Instead, sign up to their Bike Oxford 2020 Medal Rides! The Medal Ride Series will run throughout the summer and entrants are again invited to make a donation to a charity of their choice, and we would really appreciate your support!

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: 11th October 2020
Registration fee: Free with one of our charity places
Fundraising target: £100

Please note that the race organisers have told us this event is still planned to go ahead. We will update our runners should this information change.

London Marathon

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, London Marathon Events have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 London Marathon.

Instead, runners are invited to sign up to the first virtual edition of the iconic event, the Virtual London Marathon!

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

Date: 4th October 2020
Time: A time that suits you
Location: Choose your own route

If you have any questions about any of the above events then please contact us at fundraising@oxfordshiremind.org.uk.

‘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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