“For a small community, we have a lot of runners, walkers and bicyclists who have access to good outdoor spots,” says Marvin King, race director for Run Oxford, a running club with about 130 members and 1,300 likes on its Facebook page. “One of my favorite places to run in Oxford is Lamar Park, which has a 1.5-mile loop around a beautiful lake.”
In addition, King says Oxford has a series of mountain biking trails adjacent to the university.
“We have political leaders and an active chamber who want Oxford residents to be healthy, and they make sure there are plenty of recreation assets to enjoy,” he says. “By the way, for anyone who wants to join Run Oxford, we meet every Saturday morning at Uptown Coffee to run, and the same goes Thursday evenings starting at The Growler.”