Bath Half Marathon

Sun 15th Mar 2020
1 N Parade Rd, Bath BA2 4EU, UK

Secure your place

Tickets £44–£46, charity places available

Come and be a part of one of the longest-running races in the UK. Whether you're looking for a personal best or just want to complete the course, this flat route will help you get there. Come along for the finisher's medal and running t-shirt.
  • Road
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Closed roads
  • Race packs are posted
  • 13000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Bath Half is on the UK's most established and well regarded road events. A fast, flat course perfect for novices to elites, the closed road course runs through both sides of the River Avon, while the start and finish are both located in the heart of this picturesque ancient city.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    11:00am Sun 15th Mar 2020
    Tickets & charity places available
  2. Family Fun Run

    Run 4mi
    11:20am Sun 15th Mar 2020

Route info

Course Maps
What’s Included
  • iTab customisable medals
  • Goody bag full of snacks
Course Details

This course is fast and flat, avoiding all of the hills surrounding Bath. The route straddles the Avon and is on completely closed roads. The first mile is a gentle downhill, followed by two laps after Churchill Bridge.. From the road is gently rolling up to the beginning of the dual carriageway. A final rise up Pulteney Road culminates with a spectacular finish down Great Pulteney Street.

Toilets and drinks stations

Toilets are located at all first aid points and drinks stations.

Warer and HIGH5 gels will be available at each station - there are 7 stations in total. Both will also be available at the finish.

10K Timing Point

An intermediate 10K time will be provided for runners on the first lap.

Course Entertainment

Local bands will be providing the entertainment at 7 separate locations along the course.

Raceday Logistics

Competitors will be allocated into one of 8 start areas (based on predicted finish time). The fastest runners will start earlier, the slower later. You'll be able to tell which route leads toward your start area, as the route signage colour will match that of your race bib.

If you want to change your start bay on race day you may do so, however bear in mind you are only able to move backwards to a 'slower' bay, not forwards. The start pens usually open around 10am.


Park and Ride

3 different park and ride services will be running on the day - from Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd Down. We strongly recommend taking full advantage of these.


Car parks in the city centre will be in use, though there will be diversions in the city because of the race. Congestion is likely so allow extra time for your journey and be sure to plan ahead.


Great Western will organise 18 additional services on race day - visit their website for more information.


The race is renowned for a brilliant atmosphere, as spectators can easily move around large portions of the course thanks to its lapped nature. Remember there will be plenty of on course entertainment for spectators to enjoy too. A great spot to watch runners passing can be found by Churchill Bridge, which is often packed with spectators.

Further recommended viewing points can be found at:

  • Start and Finish at Great Pulteney Street
  • Green Park
  • Queen Square
  • Royal Victoria Park
  • Station Road
  • Weston Lock Retail Park

The race couldn't be held every year without the help of our enthusiastic volunteers. Roles such as route marshals, public enquiries, drink stations, finish station and more are on offer. To find out more and to register your interest, visit https://bathhalf.co.uk/contact-us/volunteer-opportunities/


Can I transfer my entry?

No, entries are not transferable.

Can I wear headphones?

If you really have to run with headphones, we ask that you leave one out so you can hear any on course instructions from marshal and race staff.

Is there a bag drop?

If you want to leave your bag at the drop in the race village, you can do so - just tear off the tag at the bottom of your bib number and attach it to your bag. All luggage is left at your own risk.

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4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2013

    The absolutely single and only flaw in this race is that its lapped and its obviously a bit more fun not running two laps. Other than that the atmosphere and organisation is epic and bath is SO beautiful!! For those who know it well it seems insane that this course is flat (bath itself is pretty hilly) but it really is - theres one small undulation but it really is fast and flat. Definitely a great race to do and will do it again

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