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Oxford MS Runners, also known as Run Oxford, is a community organized running group. Our goal is to provide a space for runners of all paces to find a safe, comfortable running environment whether their goals are to run a 5k for the first time, qualify for the Boston Marathon, or anything in between. We offer several weekly group runs of various distances. We also encourage runners to use our Facebook page as a community forum to post relevant information about running or races, ask questions, and meet other runners.

First started in 2013 from a grant from the University of Mississippi and the support of the Oxford Park Commission, Run Oxford's first Board of Directors included Marvin King (President), Jill Knight (Vice-President), Nathan Hammer (Secretary), and Ed Dean (Treasurer).

In June 2015, Run Oxford produced its first race, the Splash ‘n Dash 5k. It was a free run benefitting More Than A Meal. Run Oxford also held the Mighty Half and 5k presented by Rebel Well | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation on February 20, 2016. Over 500 runners participated and this event served to bring back a half marathon to Oxford, MS. Over 800 runners participated in the first annual Great 38 in October 2016 and the Great 38 continued for several years before the last iteration in the autumn of 2019.

Run Oxford continues to serve as an umbrella organization supporting runners of all paces and interests in the Oxford community. In the summer of 2023, a new Sunday group run based out of the Circle and Square brewery was added to our three long-standing group run events, and more developments are planned for 2024.

Click Here for the Official Run Oxford Bylaws

Minutes from Run Oxford Business Meetings (2015-2018)

June 8, 2015

September 9, 2015

October 17, 2016

August 9, 2017

November 15, 2017

June 7, 2018

August 23, 2018

November 28, 2018

current & upcoming EVENTS:

Support Javi Sanchez and His Run to Cure Cancer

June 22, 2024

Our friend Javi is running the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota this summer, and is running to raise money for the American Cancer Society. We can support Javi's project by contributing here: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR/DetermiNation/DNCY24NOR?px=59524231&pg=personal&fr_id=107659 Let's help Javi make an impact in the fight against cancer!

recent EVENTS:

Run with the Nautical 10 Miler Team!

June 2, 2024

We created a Run Oxford team for the 2024 Nautical 10 Miler in Millington, Tennessee on June 2nd. This has been been a club favorite over the years, with many of us coming and running together. Come join in and run the race as a group! You can register here: https://thenavy10nm.raceroster.com/

Run Oxford Summer Social

June 10, 2024

We'll be having our Summer Social at El Charro at 6:30 PM on June 10 to enjoy some downtime together with everybody across all of our different group runs. Though we'll be barely recognizable to one another in normal clothes, we hope everyone who's in town can be there!

Stop by the Run Oxford Tent at the Double Decker Spring Run

April 27, 2024

Our club will be hosting a tent at the start/finish area for the Double Decker 10K/5K/Fun run from 6:15-10 AM on Saturday. We'll be using the tent to connect with our Oxford area running community, give folks more information about our group runs and other events, and provide a space for our members to hang out together before and after the races! We're also looking for 2-3 amazing volunteers to help out with the tent so please email Jonathan at jonathan@runoxford.com if you'd be up to participate (there will be coffee and donuts to sweeten the deal).

Run Oxford Renews RRCA Membership

April 17, 2024

Run Oxford has recently renewed its membership in the Road Runners Club of America! As a member club of the RRCA we participate in the shared policy of strongly discouraging participants in group runs from bringing headphones, strollers, pets, and bicycles to these events. We will also be implementing a process required of all RRCA members to collect liability waivers from all non-member participants in our group runs. Additionally, to comply with the federal Safe Sport Act, individuals under the age of 18 may not participate in Run Oxford events. Thank you for your understanding as we take steps to protect our members and the community from potential hazards!

Run Oxford Spring Social

April 3, 2024

Come join the club at Lost Pizza at 6:30 PM on April 3 to enjoy some time together off the trail. Whether you're a regular group runner, a founding member who hasn't run in a while, or you're new and want to get plugged in with some great people, we hope you'll be there!

Hang Out with the Cool Kids at the Run Oxford Table during the CASA Run

March 30, 2024

The club will have a table at the CASA Superheroes Run on Saturday March 30 to talk with race runners about all the great things we do with Run Oxford, as well as enjoy some time hanging out together on the Easter holiday weekend. Elliott Beach will be setting up and if you'd like to join in email Jonathan Klingler at jonathan@runoxford.com!

Germantown Half Marathon Training/Carpool

March 9, 2024

A Run Oxford group will be running together in the Germantown Half Marathon in March, and we'll be ramping up our long runs on Saturday mornings by adding a few miles at the end of the posted 7.5 mile routes. If you're interested in running the race group, participating in Saturday morning training runs, and/or carpooling the day of the race, email Jonathan Klingler at jonathan@runoxford.com and register for the race at https://germantownhalf.raceroster.com/. We'd love to run with you!

Running with Ride Oxford at Circle and Square

February 25, 2024

Starting from February 25th, the Sunday Circle and Square Run will be a joint event with our local cycling friends at Ride Oxford. The runners and cyclists will do their thing and come back to hang out together over a few drinks. This will be a great opportunity to crosstrain and still hang out with the club, so be sure to check it out!

Sunday Brunch Run at Circle and Square

February 11, 2024

We're using the excuse of Super Bowl Sunday to move the Sunday Circle and Square Run to 10 AM for this weekend only. We'll get the party started with a 3 mile run, then breakfast and drinks!

Back and Running in 2024

February 1, 2024

We are pleased to report that all of our group runs have been going strong over the past week following the winter storm, and we're back in full operation as the semester gets started!

Group Runs Return with Thirsty Thursday at the Growler

January 25, 2024

Our group runs will restart in 2024 following the holiday and winter weather, beginning with Thirsty Thursday at the Oxford Growler on January 25. See you on the road!

Track Tuesday Canceled This Week

January 23, 2024

Given the continued rain, unknown track conditions, and some potential flooding, we will plan to return to Track Tuesday next week. Stay safe out there friends!

Winter Conditions Cancel Group Runs Through the Weekend

January 18, 2024

Due to the dangerous and icy road conditions, all Run Oxford group runs (Thirsty Thursday, Long Run Saturday, and Circle and Square Sunday) have been canceled through the weekend, and we hope to get things started again with Track Tuesday on January 23. Be safe!

Group Runs Begin the New Year

January 16, 2024

Long Run Saturday is doing its first run of 2024 on Saturday the 20th, starting at Heartbreak Coffee off the Square, and Thirsty Thursday's runs starting at the Oxford Growler are already in full swing. We expect Track Tuesday and Circle and Square Sunday to be back next week!

Group Runs on Holiday Break

December 20, 2023

Our Track Tuesday, Long Run Saturday, and Circle and Square Sunday group runs are taking a breather for the Christmas and New Years holidays. Long Run Saturday will get started again on 1/20, and you should expect Track Tuesday and Circle and Square Sunday to be back in mid-January!

Run Oxford Holiday Social

December 14, 2023

Thanks to everybody who helped make tonight's Run Oxford Holiday Social a great time! We hope to get everybody together for more regular socials in 2024. Merry Christmas folks!


As a member club in the Road Runners Club of America, it is Run Oxford's policy to strongly discourage the presence of headphones, strollers, pets, and bicycles in group runs, and individuals under the age of 18 may not participate in Run Oxford events.