2016 Oxford Half Marathon

Event information

This year's event is taking place on Sunday 9 October, with the first runners setting off at approximately 9.30am. 

The brand new route starts in Oxford City Centre and takes in some of Oxford’s most recognisable and beautiful sights. 

Why run for SeeSaw?

This year there will be 25 runners in the SeeSaw team taking on the Oxford Half. You can join these runners at our pitch in the race village before and after the event.

You'll get lots of support from our fundraising team in advance of the event. We'll also provide you with a SeeSaw vest to wear on the day and you'll be cheered on by our fantastic volunteers along the route. You'll get a goodie bag to go home with - a little 'thank you' from us!

We're delighted that ex-Oxford United players Steve Basham and Chris Wilmott (see left) are running for SeeSaw again.

“I have supported SeeSaw for a number of years and love supporting this amazing little charity. The team do some incredible work with children and young people when a parent or sibling is dying, and following bereavement.” Steve Basham.

How to register

Places cost just £25 - that's a £15 saving on the standard entry fee. We're asking SeeSaw runners to set a fundraising target of £250 which should raise a fantastic total of £6,250 for SeeSaw.

To register, please download the event registration form and email this to Lucy, our Community Fundraiser. 

Are you interested in taking part but unsure about what you'll need to do to prepare? Contact our Community Fundraiser Lucy for advice on raising sponsorship, and take a look at the Oxford Half Marathon website for some useful training plans. It is a tough challenge but it's definitely achievable, and something you can really be proud of. 

What's it all for?

Knowing where your money could go, and about the people you are supporting, can help keep you going through some of those difficult training runs. Ultimately it can spur you on to the finish line! We're asking the SeeSaw runners to set a fundraising target of £250, and here are a few examples of how the money raised could support children and families in Oxfordshire:

  • It costs £15.50 to buy a memory box, plus an extra £7.50 for the workbook that accompanies this. We use approximately 200 memory boxes every year to help children remember their loved ones - filling the boxes with whatever items bring back happy memories for them.
  • It costs £125 to train a group of teachers to support a bereaved child in their classroom, helping the child to feel secure and supported through their grief.
  • It costs an average of £450 to help one child through their grief. At SeeSaw we support children for as long as our help is needed.
  • It costs £564 to run a family activity day for 10 families. We know that the people we support really appreciate these opportunities to come together with other bereaved families - it helps them to feel less isolated in their grief.