Each of our runners has their own motivation for taking part - some have overcome an illness, or want to say thank you for the care a loved one has received, others are staff who work in our hospitals -  but all have the common theme of wanting to give back and make a difference.

Max Komodikis is running to say thank you for care he received eight years ago, when aged just 14 years old, he faced the daunting diagnosis of mouth cancer. Now, he is celebrating two years of being cancer-free and has chosen to raise money for the Churchill Hospital which saved his life.

Also running is Warren Richards who had his life turned upside down when his son Matthew faced a near-fatal accident at just ten years old. Now, a decade later, Warren is taking part in the London Marathon for Oxford Hospitals Charity to give back to the hospital that saved his son’s life

There are also hospital staff getting set for Sunday,  including Milica Redfearn, Director of Midwifery who is running for our Silver Star Maternity Fund and Megan Bray who works in Voluntary Services. Our I.M.P.S fund which teaches lifesaving skills to school children in our hospitals also has a team of runners taking part.

And together these 25 runners are set to raise an incredible £50,000!

Claire Hughes from Oxford Hospitals Charity, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the whole team of runners who have chosen to support Oxford Hospitals Charity and all our special causes, we wish them all the very best of luck on the day and hope they all enjoy this unforgettable experience whilst running past some of  London’s iconic landmarks on their 26.2 mile run.”

“Some of the charity team will be on the route to cheer our runners on and if you are watching on TV make sure to keep an eye out for our amazing runners.”

Feeling inspired? Why not join our Oxford Half team? You get half price entry to the October event, plus training support and a free running top - www.hospitalcharity.co.uk/Event/oxhalf