Why run for Oxfam?

Why Oxfam?

See how Oxfam will support you through your race and how you’ll be helping others.

Join the Oxfam team

Taking part in a running event is an amazing personal challenge, and it's even better if you're part of the Oxfam team. We'll make sure you have an unbeatable race experience and the money you raise helps Oxfam support the people who need it most.

If you decide to run for Oxfam we'll make sure you feel 100% supported, all the way from sign-up to race day, and beyond.

Here are just a few of the things you can expect as an Oxfam runner:

  • An Oxfam running pack filled with training and fundraising tips, as well as the all-important vest/T-shirt.
  • Professional training plans for all levels and abilities. 
  • On the day support at all the major UK races - including cheering, massage and snacks.
  • Regular support and emails from the Running Team with advice on training, nutrition and fundraising - and info specific to your race.
Find out more about how we'll support you

You'll help others

How you're helping

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty, injustice and suffering around the world. You'll be helping to make that work possible.

Our work breaks down into three overlapping areas, all of which are vital to achieving our aims.

  • Humanitarian response: We respond quickly to emergencies like the 2010 Haiti earthquake - providing life-saving essentials like safe water and hygiene kits. 
  • Development: We fund long-term work that allows local people to use their own ideas and skills to fight poverty in their communities. 
  • Campaigning: Poverty isn't just about lack of resources; it's about bad decisions made by powerful people. Oxfam campaigns hard for real lasting change.

Find out more about how you'll help

Join the Oxfam team today

With a charity place...

We have guaranteed places in the UK's major races! Get yours today and be part of the Oxfam team. We'll make sure you have a great running experience.

Apply for an Oxfam place 

With your own place...

If you've already got a place directly from the organisers of a race, use it to run for Oxfam. We would love to have you on the team.

Tell us you've got a place 

Talk to the team

Telephone: 0300 200 1244  Emailevents@oxfam.org.uk
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