Oxford Brookes hits the pavement for the Town and Gown

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Town and Gown Oxford Brookes

The Town and Gown 10k returns to the streets of Oxford this week (10 May) and will be represented by a team of runners from Oxford Brookes.

Staff from the University won’t be hard to miss as they’ll be donning bright green 150th anniversary t-shirts!

With this being a particularly special year for Oxford Brookes, it will be great to be in a group of runners representing the University and our 150th anniversary.

Sarah Taylor, Research Support Manager

The Oxford Town and Gown has been voted one of the best road races in the UK. 

The event gives entrants the unique opportunity to run through the closed streets of Oxford city centre, passing historic sites and ending in the beautiful University Parks.

The route is flat and scenic, which makes this event perfect for everyone, including those who want to take to the streets in fancy dress, beginners who have signed up to their first race to the more experienced runners that want to get their personal best.

Sarah Taylor, Research Support Manager, commented: “The Oxford Town and Gown is a great opportunity to see some of the historic sights of the city and support a good cause in Muscular Dystrophy UK. With this being a particularly special year for Oxford Brookes, it will be great to be in a group of runners representing the University and our 150th anniversary.”

The team of around 20 members of staff from Oxford Brookes will join thousands of runners in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

The event raises much needed funds to fight against muscle-wasting conditions, which affect over 70,000 people in the UK. So far the Town and Gown 10k series has raised over £1.5 million, which is all down to the dedication of participants who sign up to the events and fundraise for the charity. 

Find out more on the Oxford Town and Gown 10k website. Further information on Oxford Brookes’ anniversary is available on the  150 webpages.