Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races - August


Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races - August
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Run one of Bath's hidden gems and go through the underground rail tunnels. An experience like no other, you'll get a good mix of historic tunnels, city and countryside views as you take on a 50k, marathon, half, 10k, 5k or Colourbust race, ideal for all abilities.
50k, 50k Pair, Colourburst Runs 2k, and 5 more
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Sun, 18 Aug 2024
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Brickfields Park, 1A The Hollow, Twerton, Bath BA2 1LX, UK
Start times
Sunday, 18 Aug 2024
50k: 8:30 am50k Pair: 8:30 amColourburst Runs 2k: 9:20 amColourburst Runs - 500m: 9:20 amMarathon: 10:00 am5k: 10:30 am'City Ticket' Half Marathon: 10:50 am'Return Ticket' 10k: 11:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races - August
'Return Ticket' 10k
Colourburst Runs 2k
Colourburst Runs - 500m
Route information
Distance: Marathon / 50k Elevation: Undulating
Terrain: Paths
Laps: 2 / 3
The Marathon and 50k races will take you on two stunning laps of the Two Tunnels railway race. You will follow fantastic canal paths, head into the darkness through the tunnels and get to explore everything bath has to offer in this challenging race. Beware you must cross the halfway point in 3 hours. For the 50k race you can either race solo, in a pair or take part in the 5 x 10k relay.
Distance: Half Marathon
Elevation: Undulating
Terrain: Paths
Laps: 1
This single lap course will take you along the same course as the Marathon but will only be one lap. You will head out along towpaths, through dark, well-lit tunnels and much more. Come to explore the best trails that Bath has to offer.
Distance: 10k
Elevation: Flat
Terrain: Tarmac
Laps: 1
This 10k route is flat and fast with only a 2% gradient. This route is completely on tarmac throughout making it a perfect race to record a PB. Come to race fast along this route.
Distance: 5k
Elevation: Flat
Terrain: Tarmac
Laps: 1
The 5k will run through the 408m long Devonshire Tunnel into Lyncombe Vale. There will be a turnaround point just before the entrance to the Combe Down Tunnel before runners retrace their steps to Brickfield's Park. This is an out and back course, perfect for a PB.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Fresh fruit
  • Tasty treats
  • Timed results
  • Drink stations
  • First Aid
How to get there
Brickfields Park, 1A The Hollow, Twerton, Bath BA2 1LX, UK
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By Car
If you are driving to Bath you can park at the Odd Down Park & Ride (BA2 8PA) and catch the Two Tunnels bus to the race site (£4 return for adults and free for U16s).
By Train
Oldfield Park train station is approximately 800m from Brickfields.
Event day logistics
08:30 50k Solo and Pair races start
09:20 500m & 2k Colourburst Runs start
10:00 Marathon Wave 1 starts
10:10 Marathon Wave 2 starts
10:20 Marathon Wave 3 starts
10:30 5k Wave 1 starts
10:40 5k Wave 2 starts
10:50 - 11:10 Half Marathon Wave 1 starts
11:00 - 11:20 Half Marathon Wave 2 starts
11:00 10k Wave 1 starts
11:00 - 11:20 10k Wave 2 starts
11:10 - 11:30 Half Marathon Wave 3 starts
11:20 - 11:40 10k Wave 3 starts
11:30 - 11:50 10k Wave 4 starts
11:30 - 11:50 Half Marathon Wave 4 starts
11:40 - 12:10 Half Marathon Wave 5 starts
11:50 - 12:20 Half Marathon Wave 5 starts
11:50 - 12:20 10k Wave 5 starts
12:00 - 12:30 10k Wave 6 starts
12:20 - 12:50 10k Wave 7 starts
*Please note that these start times are provisional and subject to change. Final start times will be confirmed on the Wednesday of the race week.
In the event of cancellation all entries will be rolled over to the same event the following year or a choice of alternative races will be made available within 12 months of the original race date if you are not able to make the new date.
Age Requirements
  • 5k: Participants must be 12 years of age or older
  • 10k: Participants must be 16 years of age or older
  • Half marathon: Participants must be 17 years of age or older
  • Marathon: Participants must be 18 years of age or older
  • 50k: Participants must be 20 years of age or older
Cut-Off Times
There is a cut-off of 3hrs for Marathon runners to reach the half marathon/marathon split. If runners have not crossed this line after 3hrs from the start of the marathon event you will be asked to complete the Half Marathon course and you will be awarded a Half Marathon medal.
The race prize categories are as follows:
  • Top 3 male and top 3 female
  • First U20 male and female
  • First 20-39 male and female
  • First 40-49 male and female
  • First 50-59 male and female
  • First 60-69 male and female
  • First 70+ male and female
Drink stations
There are no drink stations on the 5k course.
Where can I find race photos for the Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August?
Race photos will be available on Relish Runnings Facebook page, make sure to head over there after the race.
If I am a top finisher how will I know if I have a prize for the Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August?
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.
Is there first aid at the Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August?
Yes, there will be onsite first aid throughout the event.
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