The English city of Oxford is renowned as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world. While much of Oxford’s economy centers around education, publishing, and related fields, it’s also a center of motor manufacturing. Tourists venture to Oxford for the rich and varied architecture, breweries, and museums. For a relatively small city, there are fantastic options for running in Oxford, including river and canal paths, large parks and meadows, the historic center and university campus, and grounds of an old estate.
A great way to get oriented in Oxford is to take our 9 km ‘runseeing’ tour, which hits the highlights and Oxford campus. Some of the best placxes to run in Oxford incorporate the River Thames, with extensive paths and loops of Port Meadow and Christ Church Meadow. For more waterside running, the Oxford Canal go for miles. The University Parks surrounding the River Cherwell and Shotover Country Park are also pleasant. And the grounds of Blenheim Palace are a worth-it destination run.
Oxford is a very walkable city, but there is also an excellent bus system. For longer distance travel, hop on the train at Oxford Station.