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.
Minutes from Run Oxford Business Meetings (2015-2018)
Run Oxford Spring Social
March 27, 2024
Come join the club at Lost Pizza at 6:30 PM on March 27 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!