Bannister Community Mile

Event date
Event time
9:00 - 12:00
Venue
Christ Church Meadow
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 4JF
Event type
Sport
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

The life and legacy of Sir Roger Bannister is to be celebrated on the 70th anniversary of his record-breaking four-minute mile with a community 'mass mile' through the centre of Oxford.

The event, on Monday 6 May, will allow a new generation of runners to mark Sir Roger’s extraordinary achievement and bring together outstanding athletes to compete at the same Iffley Road track where he pushed sporting boundaries.

It has been organised by Oxford University Athletic Club (OUAC) and the University of Oxford, with support from Oxfordshire County Council.

Starting at 9am, waves of runners in the community mile will depart from St Aldate’s, progress down Oxford’s High Street before finishing on Iffley Road. They will collect their finishers’ medal on the Iffley Road Track.

The community mile is open to participants of all ages and abilities. World Athletics will sponsor waves for local schoolchildren as part of their Global Kids’ Athletic Day, while thousands of people from Oxford and beyond are invited to join in a common celebration of community, sport, and physical activity. With entries limited, participants are encouraged to sign up and secure a place in this historic event.