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Partner Organisations Activities

As well as GO Active there are a number or organisations who organise local opportunities to get active. Please note, these are not delivered under the GO Active programme.

Botanic Dance

Enjoy dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ, music ๐ŸŽถ and nature๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‘ฃ?Why not give Botanic Dance a go as part of Oxford Green Week!?

Botanic Dance is a walking performance through dance and music. Under the festival Oxford Green Week. Meet your local nature through movement and sound, shift your relationship with your green spaces and take part by being present. Book your space and come along!

Thanks for the support from Oxford City Council, Oxford Dance Forum, Art.Earth, Plant Science Department, West Oxfordshire Wheelchair Dance, Dancemania Dance Company, Oxford Improvisers, Physical Activity Department and Cultural Team at Oxford City Council, South East Dance, Stu Allsop, local singers and local contemporary dancers!

The performance will be walking from point A to point B in South Park Oxford; if you might need some assistance, please let us know at gemmaperamiquel@gmail.com. Accessibility checked for an electric chair.

Location

South Park

Oxford

OX4 1NG

More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanic-dance-tickets-61701182899

Headington Bowls - Learn to Bowl Course

Learn to Bowl
6 Week Beginners Course
Headington Bowls Club
For more info and to book, contact: Zacharia Nelmes 07748770567
zacharia.nelmes@southandvale.gov.uk

Starts 1 May
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Blenheim 7k. Wheelchairs and pushchairs welcome!

Some women run with their buggies

Blenheim 7k, 1 mile junior run and 4 miles on wheels, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, 28 April Run,

Jog or walk for charity or for fun at the World Heritage site, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in Oxfordshire, the stunning venue for the annual Blenheim7k on 28 April, sponsored by Freeths solicitors.

There are three events to offer a race for all ages and abilities: the 7k takes a scenic route around the trails and paths of the Palace, including a spectacular lakeside section. Run, jog or walk, the course offers a challenging run for the more experienced, and beautiful surroundings for the beginner or anyone who wants to take a gentle pace.

The 4-mile route follows a similar course, missing out the off-road lakeside section to make it suitable for wheelchair and participants pushing buggies. Both the 7k and the 4-mile events are chip timed.

The 1-mile race is for under 15s, starting at 10.15 am with the other events starting after it has finished, meaning that parents can watch their children and participate in the 7k run.

All finishers receive a medal and there will be trophies for the winners as well as for first team and a schools' challenge trophy. Runners can choose the charity they want to support through fundraising, or simply participate for fun. Bring a team of friends, family and work colleagues.

Entry to the race includes entry to the grounds, designed by Capability Brown and described by Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Winston Churchill, as "the finest view in England." You can spend time after the race enjoying the surroundings, visiting the palace (for an extra fee) maze or the adventure playground, bring a picnic or have lunch in the café or visit the picturesque town of Woodstock. For entry and details please go to the website www.blenheim7k.co.uk

Men's Walking Football Tournament Sponsored by Age UK

This one day competition, sponsored by Age UK Oxfordshire, will take place at The Oxford Academy in Littlemore on Sunday 28th April 2019.

This competition has followed the success and increased turn out at the Oxfordshire Walking Football Festivals throughout 2018 that were delivered in partnership with Better Leisure.

We would like to welcome all walking football teams in Oxfordshire or any groups that would like to create a team to enter and compete in the OFA Walking Football Cup. When: Sunday 28th April 2019

Time: 9:30am Registration

1:30pm Finish

Where: The Oxford Academy School, Sandy Lane West, Oxford, OX4 6JZ

Who: Male's aged 50+

Cost: £30 per team For more information, the registration form and FAQs please visit Oxfordshire FA's website via the link below: http://www.oxfordshirefa.com/news/2019/feb/21/oxfordshire-fa-walking-football-cup-2019

Deadline to register is Sunday 31st March 2019. If you have any further questions or to register, please contact Michael Thurlow on Development@OxfordshireFA.com.

Beginner's Running Course, Led by a physiotherapist

A lady smiles as she runs

This is a 12-week physio-led running course for complete beginners. Leave any worries or expectations you have behind and come along on a journey!

You will be guided through the stages and helped to become a confident runner. There will be a friendly, fun, all-inclusive group. This course is run by a physiotherapist who has run herself for many years, she is also a U.K. Athletics running leader and leads a weekly early morning running club.

Next course starting 5th March 2019

Cost - £60 for 12 sessions in advance

The group will be meeting near University Parks, Oxford at Norham Gardens entrance near LM Hall. It will be on a Tuesday morning and will be over 12 weeks (2 x 6 weeks with a break for Easter).

For more info and to book visit: https://www.theactivitycluboxford.com/product-page/complete-beginners-running-course-12-weeks

Or contact Beth on theactivitycluboxford@gmail.com

Double's Tennis League

4 tennis players play doubles tennis

If you love tennis and would like to play more and are looking for a way to take regular exercise, why not join the Oxford Doubles Tennis League.

It's a great way to improve, socialise and keep fit. Teams can be two men, two women or a man and a woman and you play people of a roughly similar standard.

The next chance to join is from 14 March to 22 May and you can sign up at https://localtennisleagues.com/oxford/rounds/doubles/9 by Monday 11 March.

Players arrange their own matches at a mutually convenient time and can use any court that suits them both. All levels welcome.

Need more info? Email info@localtennisleagues.com or ring Sally or Nigel on 0750 328 1732

Women's Walking Football

Women's Walking Football

A slower version of football for women over 35 and you don't need to have played before!

It's a great way to keep fit and a very sociable way to exercise with like minded people.

Why not have a go?

Launch day to released soon but likely to be mid March - April.

Sessions will take place at Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Oxford OX4 6JZ.

For further details and to register you interest please Oxford United Walking Football club at: kenwroe8@gmail.com

GoodGym Oxford

GoodGym runners run with matching GoodGym tshirts

GoodGym arrives in Oxford

Come and find out how you can do good and get fit in Oxford. Each week the GoodGym will be running to support some great charities and community groups all over the city. You'll run, complete a task, and run back all within 90 minutes. You'll get fit, help out and meet some great new people. You'll also be able to find out about all the great work GoodGym do with older people tackling social isolation and loneliness.

For the launch run (Wednesday 20th February, 6pm from East Oxford Community Centre) , GoodGym Oxford will be running to help sort out the store room for the pre-school at Donnington Doorstep Family Centre. The pre-school is a fun, stimulating, play-focused and welcoming indoor & outdoor setting where children are able to follow their own ideas, supported by well-qualified and caring adults. Let's help them get their storage in order!

GoodGym Oxford meets every Wednesday evening, 6.00pm, at the East Oxford Community Centre. There are toilets, changing facilities and a space to store bags while out on the run. The group will aim to leave for the run at 6:15pm.

GoodGym welcomes runners of all abilities. All runs are backmarked and they'll never leave anyone behind. Don't be shy, they're a very friendly bunch.

More info at: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-oxford-launch-run