Thousands take part in charity run to raise £150k for muscular dystrophy

More than four thousand people have gathered together to take part in a charity run specifically set up to raise money for research into muscular dystrophy.

The 36th annual Oxford Town and Gown race took place on Sunday 14 May and was attended by 4,400 people all hoping to raise awareness of the condition.

The run, described as the ‘most successful’ in the event’s history, managed to raise more than £150,000 for prominent charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Hundreds of children, school pupils, fellow charities and running enthusiasts all showed up – many in fancy dress – to tackle the 10km run.

Commenting on the day, Muscular Dystrophy UK events organiser, Ms Emma Jones-Parry, said: “A huge thank you goes to every single person who contributed in any way to make this event possible – from spectators to marshals, local businesses, and, of course, the runners.

“This has been another great year in Oxford. We saw record levels of runners who were all in great spirits, especially as the sun was shining throughout”.

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