The Department of Running provides a focus for a very diverse and internationally renowned group of academic road runners. In many areas, such as hill climbing, speed training, and off-road running, current Oxford faculty have made major recent research based contributions to modern running.
The Department teaches around 200 graduate and 1000 undergraduate students.
In October 2006 a new one year M.Sc in Nighttime Running will be launched. Organized jointly by the Department of Running and the City Council's Lighting Department, the M.Sc aims to provide students with a thorough postgraduate training in nighttime running. For full information and to register interest please see the M.Sc in Nighttime Running page.