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Oxford Cup is a community celebration of physical activity
  • Collage of four images including student and adult runners during and after a cross-country race

It was a return to form for the Oxford Cup at Trinity College School, as the annual race moved back to its November timing, with the full community invited to join students on campus to run the 5km Hedney-Geale Trail. First run in 1896, the Oxford Cup was created as a training race for the School’s football players. Over the next 128 years, the event expanded to include all students as well as categories for staff, parents and alumni. And this year, a new twist was added, with an addition of a 400m event for children under 10!

Race day on November 18th dawned with sunny skies and cool weather, perfect for running. The new “Cub Club” kicked off the day, and our youngest runners gave it their all. Congratulations to the inaugural winner, Jack Ingram.

Then the full cohort of runners packed onto the starting line beside Ketchum House for the main event. The Oxford Cup is a demanding race, including the challenge of Mount Trinity in the latter stages of the course. While most in the crowd ran the entire 5 km, vying for a coveted spot in the top-100 runners, others took a more leisurely pace, relishing the chance for some exercise and camaraderie.

Following the race, participants joined in Cirne Commons for lunch followed by the awarding of prizes. The Oxford Cup for top student runners went to Aidan Small and Abby Richards, with runners-up Andrew Richards and Charlotte Patterson receiving the Wright Cup. The Saul Cup for top Junior School runners went to Finlay Gordon and Nadia Kalisz. And the Dr. Richard Boyd Memorial Trophy for the fastest alumni runners was presented to Courtney Christ ’95 and Acassia Arnaud ’20.

Congratulations to all of the award winners and to everyone who participated in making this a wonderful community gathering and celebration of physical activity, friendship and family.