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Team Univ Town and Gown

runners at the Town and GownThis year, Univ is organising a college team to enter the Oxford Town and Gown 10k and it would be fantastic to have as many people as possible involved from all walks of Univ life – students, academics, staff, alumni, friends and family…

The 2018 event, in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK, will take place on Sunday 13 May and all members of the University College community are encouraged to put their running (or walking) shoes on and join Team Univ. The event takes place on a flat and scenic route around the city centre and University Parks. The race usually attracts around 3000 runners, and spectators can line the route to cheer runners on as it winds through the town.

All runners (and non-runners) are welcome to join the team, from the eager athletes to those just beginning to build up their fitness. With four months to train, this really is an achievable distance for those new to running.

There will be post-race refreshments provided in College for all those who run with the team and College will also generously be providing Team Univ running shirts for those who enter as part of the team. Our shirt is yet to be designed and we’re open to ideas. Everyone who completes the course also receives an official Town and Gown finishers’ T-shirt included with the price of the entry fee of £25.

To join Team Univ, you will first need to register for the race at: www.townandgown10k.com/oxford selecting the box marked “join a team” and then selecting “University College” from the “Find your team” drop-down menu.

Once you have registered for the event, please let us know by completing this form. This will enable us to keep track of who is running with us and also keep you in touch with plans for the day.

Sign up by Friday 30 March to guarantee a Team Univ T-shirt. After this date you are still most welcome to register with the team, but we may not be able to guarantee a team T-shirt.

If you haven’t done an event like this before you will find the whole experience very empowering, and being part of the College team, running alongside friends, makes it even more enjoyable. The event supports Muscular Dystrophy research, so just by entering you will be supporting a very good cause. Most people just run for fun, but every participant is individually timed so if you want to challenge yourself, you can.

Team Univ will be fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK; please share the following link with any friends or family who may wish to support us in this: https://www.justgiving.com/team-univ

Participants are welcome to fundraise individually should they prefer.

We will be posting regular updates on Team Univ and the Town and Gown on both Facebook and Twitter using #GoTeamUniv

For further information please contact Louise.Watson@univ.ox.ac.uk

Published: 31 January 2018

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