Oxfordshire recruitment agency Allen Associates are celebrating their 13th anniversary as the official sponsors of the OX5 RUN in support of the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

With just 6 weeks to go until the eagerly anticipated charity event, founding directors of Allen Associates, Kate and Rob Allen, along with their team of recruitment consultants, are already putting the miles in during training to make sure they’re ready to take part in the five-mile run being held at Blenheim Palace on Sunday 20th March.

Kate Allen, who is Managing Director at the firm, said:

“The OX5 RUN means so much to us and is a real highlight of our year. This special fun run brings together people from Oxfordshire and beyond, for an enjoyable and memorable day out whilst raising funds for Oxford Children's Hospital and the thousands of young patients and families that it treats and supports each year.”

The five-mile fun run has helped fund many transformative projects across the hospital including a 62 bedroomed parental accommodation, state of the art monitoring equipment and even a play specialist to help calm and distract children undergoing treatment.

Rob Allen, Finance Director at Allen Associates, commented:

“The OX5 RUN is an event that our clients, candidates, recruitment consultants and contacts get involved with each year. Through our sponsorship, we feel that we are able to give back to the local community and help make a difference to our local hospital - as you never know when you or a loved one will need it."

Eleanor Jones, Head of Fundraising at Oxford Hospitals Charity adds:

“For the last 20 years the OX5 RUN has remained at the heart of the community and has made a difference to so many families across Oxfordshire and beyond.

We’re thrilled that Allen Associates are joining us again for another special event. We’d like to encourage any local community groups, businesses, and families to lace up your trainers and run, jog or walk the dog on Sunday 20th March.”

Entry for the OX5 RUN is now open. It costs £27 per adult and £15 per child aged over 10 if they sign up as part of the ‘early bird special’ with prices rising to £35 per adult and £17.50 per child after the Monday 31st January.

You can enter the run individually or as a team, for more information or sign up click here