We are delighted to announce that over 700 people have now signed up for our very special Children’s Hospital fun run – the Oxford Mail OX5 RUN - happening Sunday 28 March 2021. 

We can’t have our usual gathering at Blenheim Palace, so runners (and walkers) are tackling a five-mile route in their local areas, in line with the government guidelines. You'll find all the on the day info here.

If you are taking part we'd love you to watch this short video, before you set off, which includes some good luck messages and a little bit of zumba to warm you up!

And you can still sign up today for the event - even after the event (the upside of virtual) and keep adding to the miles, and raising more smiles, through your amazing fundraising!

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.

Do share your photos from the day our social media and keep sharing your sponsorship links - on average an extra 30% is raised after you've done an event!

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

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.

A huge thank you to everyone taking part -  supporting local children in hospital - you are amazing!

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

Setting up a team

We know that so many of you are forming teams, made up of family, friends, and work colleagues, who’ll be getting involved virtually on the day.

Upon completion of signing up for this event, you'll be taken to Just Giving to create a fundraising page and set up a team.

If you need some help with setting up a team fundraising page over on JustGiving, you can view/download a handy ‘How To’ guide here.​