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We are delighted to announce that our very special Oxford Children’s Hospital fun run – the Oxford Mail OX5 RUN - is back on Sunday 28 March 2021 

Please sign up today and spread the word with friends, families, and colleagues who may wish to take part in our virtual event.

We can’t have our usual gathering at Blenheim Palace, so runners (and walkers) will be encouraged to tackle a five-mile route in their local areas, in line with the government guidelines.

We will make it all as special as possible, with a virtual warm-up,  messages from our fabulous young patients and hospital staff, your own runner’s numbers and of course a medal on completion.

Why not enter as a team to support each other and fundraise together?

The virtual OX5 RUN costs only £10 to enter (£5 for children) and we ask you to aim to raise £200 or more to help local children in hospital. This link will help you create a fundraising page.

This event is hugely important – raising vital funds to make our hospitals more welcoming for thousands of local young patients, packed with fun things to do and equipped with state of the art medical equipment.

So please sign up today and spread the word! 

This very special event is proudly supported by the Oxford Mail and sponsored by Allen Associates.

The OX5 RUN raises funds for the Oxford Children’s Hospital and all areas across Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that look after children – including the Horton Children’s Ward, Children’s Emergency areas and Critical Care areas for babies and children across the Trust.

The event was created in 2002 as part of the efforts to fund the new Oxford Children’s Hospital. Since then it has raised over £1 million to fund state of the art medical equipment, and support projects that make the hospital more welcoming and comfortable for young patients and their families.

Runners and walkers need to be physically fit enough to take part (please check with your doctor if in doubt) and must adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines.

Thank you for supporting local children in hospital.

Do email us at [email protected] or call 01865 743 444 with any questions.