Here at MDUK, we are celebrating the success of Oxford Town and Gown 2022, which took place this weekend on Sunday 8 May.
After a smaller, COVID regulated event in 2021, we were delighted to be back in full capacity in the Uni Parks for the first time in 3 years. On the day, we cheered a whopping 3996 10k and 3k runners cross the line and welcomed many more family, friends and supporters to the event village.
Well done to our male first finisher Alex Miell-Ingram, who completed the 10k course in 31 minutes and 40 seconds, and our female first finisher Emma Hodson, who completed the course in 35 minutes 35 seconds – fantastic!
Just over 24-hours since the event, the first fundraising figures are in too. Already, we are close to achieving our £200k target but continue to see sponsorship money flooding in. These funds are vital and help us improve the lives of people living with muscle-wasting conditions.
This year’s event marked its 40th anniversary, with an exhibition showcasing newspaper clippings, medals, fundraiser t-shirts and stories from over the years. It was great to share where it all started as we continue to expand this fundraising spectacular.
We also took great steps toward becoming a greener, more environmental event by providing compostable recyclable cups, paper goody bags and water tanks rather than plastic bottles.
A big thank you goes to all our volunteers, participants, sponsors, our amazing race starter Robin Ward and our other VIP guests Vicky Thornley, Mark Lygo, Phil Grant and Sam Waley-Cohen who made the event extra special.