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Town and Gown 2019 entries

Team Univ Town and GownBuilding on the success of last year’s Oxford Town and Gown 10k, Univ will once again be entering a College team in this year’s event, which takes place on Sunday 12 May.

Last year a total of 67 students, staff, friends, and alumni ran, raising a total of £655 for Muscular Dystrophy UK – we would love to beat both totals this year. Read more about the 2018 Town and Gown on our News and Features pages.

All members of the University College community are encouraged to put their running (or walking) shoes on and join Team Univ again for the 2019 race, which takes place on a flat and scenic route around the city centre and University Parks.

Team Univ Town and GownThe race usually attracts around 4,000 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 three months to train, this really is an achievable distance, even for those new to running.

Members of Team Univ, together with family and friends, will also be invited to have Brunch in College after the race.

The deadline to join Team Univ is Monday 15 April, you will first need to register for the race here

Team Univ Town and GownMake sure you select the “Join a Team” entry type on the first page – you can then select “University College” from the “Find your Team” drop-down menu. Once you have registered and paid the race entry fee, please let us know by completing this Google form – this will enable us to keep track of who is running, know which size T-shirt you need, and book you in for the all-important post-race brunch!

The College will generously be providing Team Univ running shirts for those who enter the race (although we do ask that last year’s runners please wear their shirts from 2018). Everyone who finishes also gets an official Town & Gown medal in their goody bag. Unfortunately the entry fee no longer includes a free Town & Gown T-shirt, but these are available to purchase during the registration process.

Team Univ Town and GownIf 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. We will be fundraising as a team for Muscular Dystrophy UK; please share the following link with any friends or family who may wish to support the team: bit.ly/univjustgiving

All participants are, of course, welcome to fundraise individually should they prefer.

The Team Univ event contact in College is Louise Watson – E:Louise.Watson@univ.ox.ac.uk

Take a look at the video below from the 2018 Town and Gown – we look forward to seeing you at the start (and finish!) line in May. Follow Univ on Twitter and Facebook for updates – #GoTeamUniv

Published: 1 February 2019

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