Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – May

Sun 12th May 2019
47 King George's Rd, Bath BA2 1BJ, UK

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Tickets £13–£33


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A truly special race that not only takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions but also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!

Cutting right under the city of Bath, the two tunnels offer a truly unique running experience. The Somerset & Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until April 2013 the tunnels have been sealed and inaccessible. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Two Tunnels Group and Sustrans over 7 years, the two tunnels now have a new lease of life as a shared use path. The first tunnel; The Devonshire Tunnel is 408m long and the second Combe Down Tunnel is 1672m long. Both tunnels are well lit and well surfaced and have recently been converted into a shared use path for the enjoyments of runners, walkers, and cyclists looking to make the most of the city whilst remaining a flatter ground.

With a marathon, 3 different half marathons, 2 different 10kms, 5kms and 500m races there are events for all the family, and if they are not taking part, bring your friends and family to cheer you on; our start and finish will be in Brickfields Park in the middle of the city. A green park complete with children's playground and table tennis table, a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.

Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sun 12th May 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Sun 12th May 2019
    Tickets available
  3. 5k

    Run 5km
    Sun 12th May 2019
    Tickets available
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Reviews (4)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2018

    Due to the Bath Half being cancelled because of the snow, I chose this race as an alternative race so that my training would not be wasted and so I felt that I had earned the generous sponsorship I had received. The two tunnels are a fantastic place to run, and as it was a very hot day the coolness of the tunnels was a hugely welcome relief! The route had more inclines than I had expected, but it was overall a fairly flat route. Great water/fuel stations and fantastic support from the marshalls and the locals.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Having completed the Bath Two Tunnels in February, i decided to run the 5km event again but this time in May.The Bath Two Tunnels is a fantastic run for all abilities with great support from spectators and organisers.I have entered for all 4 races in the series one of which is a 10km, entering the 10km i will be able to run through the second tunnel which is longer than the first tunnel and i can not wait.
  • Did the event in 2017

    This is a realy interesting course, starting on playing fields before heading down onto the cycle path which leads you through two tunnels. The first is about a quarter of a mile long and the second about a mile.This was my second time running it, and I enjoyed as much as the first! The course gently rises for the first few kilometers before hitting the tunnels. Afterwards it's generally a gentle downhill until the 5k turn point.It's not a pb course i don't think, with a pinch point near the start that slows many to a walk as people filter through and the cycle track isn't closed to the public for the day so you will ncounter many a cyclist and walker on your route, which can be a bit of a squeeze in the tunnels, but nevertheless i really like the course and i'll be back for sessions three and four later this year.I mustn't forget the interlinking series medals too! I'm halfway to making a complete train from them this year :)
  • Did the event in 2016

    Ran the 5k as part of 3 races I was completing. A simple out and back through the tunnels and no complaints over the route or organisation.

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