Social Running

Blenheim Palace Long Run

Blenheim Palace Long Run

Don’t feel like hammering out laps of the playing fields or the athletics track?

Prefer a chill 5k along the river instead?

That’s what OUCCC Social Running is for. We meet at the Radcliffe Camera once or twice a week for a gentle run around Oxford.

Join the Social Running Facebook Group to stay up to date on what we’re doing, and the Social Running Rep will post the route a day or two in advance. The route and the distance will vary, but we will try to keep it around 5km. Don’t worry about the pace, we’ll all stick together.




If you are new to running or haven't done much before then Social Running is the group for you. It's a great place to get back into running and building your fitness before joining in with the main group, if competition running is your thing.

If you’ve got any questions about running at Oxford or joining OUCCC, the our Social Running Rep will be happy to help!

Active at Oxford Programme 

OUCCC has signed up to be part of the Active at Oxford campaign and is opening up both our Social Running and Club Runs to Oxford students, staff and the wider Oxford community.

The Active at Oxford Programme brings together some of the beginner friendly, low commitment and social sport opportunities here at Oxford. There are a range of sports on offer for students, staff and community members all of which allow you to: 

  • Come when you want, no commitment expectation
  • Join in any time through the year
  • Take part without a trial
  • Make new friends (and bring your friends along!)
  • Have a free taster session before joining

Active at Oxford

A summary of the two Active at Oxford sessions we offer can be found below:

Social runs

Social runs are the perfect opportunity for those who are new to running or want to improve their time with a friendly and supportive group. The group will meet every week at the Radcliffe Camera and stick together for 5km whether that be a mix of running/walking or just running. More advanced runners should look at the Club Runs.

Sport Running
Session Social Runs
Category Simply Active
Ability Suitable for anyone wanting to mix walking and running or just run for 5km
Frequency 1 session per week during term time
Venue Starting at Radcliffe Camera
Equiptment Appropriate running shoes
Open to OU students, staff and community
Join Free, join the Facebook Group for more information or contact the Social Running Rep

Club Runs

Challenge yourself with longer distances or faster speeds in a relaxed environment with the Cross Country Club, Club Runs. Distances will be around 10km and student volunteers will lead you on different routes each week.

 For shorter, slower runs, please check the Social Runs.

Sport Running
Session Club Runs
Category Active Improver
Ability Need to be able to run 10km in under 55 mins
Frequency 2 session per week during term time (Tuesday and Thursday)
Venue Starting at Radcliffe Camera @5:15pm
Equiptment Appropriate running shoes
Open to OU students, staff and community
Join Contact the Vice Captains