Bath Half Marathon

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Friendly atmosphere

Perfect for a PB

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Tickets £44–£46, Charity places available

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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.

Review summary

4.3
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  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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"The absolutely single and only flaw in this race is that its lapped and its..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £44–£46
    Tickets & Charity places available
  2. Family Fun Run

    Run 4mi

Bath Half Marathon routes

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.

Event details

  • Road
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Closed roads
  • Race packs are posted
  • 13000 participants

From the organizer

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.

What’s Included
  • iTab customisable medals
  • Goody bag full of snacks
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.

Spectators

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
Volunteers

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/

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find results for the Bath Half?
You can find your results for you race through clicking on the following link https://bathhalf.co.uk/results/
Is the Bath Half family-friendly?
The race runs through the centre of bath offering a number of great spots to watch the runners. Roads are closed however from 9.45am to 3.30pm so plan ahead if you are thinking of driving.
At what time does the Bath Half start?
The Bath Half starts at 11am with the Family Fun Run starting at 11.20am
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Bath Half Marathon weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

9°C
Predicted highs
4°C
Predicted lows
IconHigh chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Bath Half Marathon reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Friendly atmosphere

Perfect for a PB

  • 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