A huge thank you to everyone who ran, walked or jogged five miles at Blenheim Palace. It was wonderful to be back at Blenheim, in the sunshine, with you all.

Hundreds of runners came together this weekend for the OX5 RUN in support of the Oxford Children’s Hospital and children’s services across Oxford University Hospitals.

The five mile run, organised by Oxford Hospitals Charity, was back at a sunny Blenheim Palace, after two years of virtual events.

Many hospital staff took part, including large teams from Microbiology, the Oxford Vaccine Group, Neurosurgery, Bellhouse Drayson Ward, NOC Therapies, and Haematology.

There were also hundreds of runners and walkers grateful for the care their children receive, with local businesses and schools showing their support too. Many ran in fancy dress, with costumes including an inflatable panda, a hot dog (complete with real sausage dog) and a giant Minion, who got a huge cheer when crossing the finish line.

This year’s run was won by 16-year-old Henry Channon in 28m 23s, with his sister, 13-year-old Emily crossing the line as the first woman in 34m 23s. Dad, Professor Keith Channon, was also in the fastest twenty finishers.

The event’s top fundraisers were Team Eliza and Charlie, raising an incredible £5,000. The children, who helped to set the runners off at the start line, are regular patients at the John Radcliffe.

Many thanks to everyone who joined us at this very special event and to Oxfordshire Recruitment Agency, Allen Associates, for their ongoing support of the event. A special thank you too to the amazing George Martini for getting everyone warmed up, Jack Fm for keeping the tunes pumping and Blenheim Palace for welcoming us back to their beautiful grounds.

Do read our full write up of the day on our news page  and you can find all the photos from the day here, why not tag yourselves and share them on social media alongside your fundraising link - to help keep the fundraising coming in?

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Thank you again, we'll see you again next year!