Bath Two Tunnels Railway Running Races - October

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Bath Two Tunnels Railway Running Races - October
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Run this race in Bath and charge under iconic tunnels. Perfect for all types of runners, there is a distance for everyone. Enjoy waterfront views and a fast course in this brisk autumn event. Come for the bespoke finisher's medal and finish-line feeling.
2k Colourburst, 500m Colourburst, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Sun, 24 Oct 2021
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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, 24 Oct 2021
2k Colourburst: 9:20 am500m Colourburst: 9:20 amHalf Marathon: 10:00 am5k: 10:20 am10k: 10:40 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Bath Two Tunnels Railway Running Races - October
Half Marathon
2k Colourburst
Route information
Taking place on a fast, accurately-measured course, the whole route is tarmac with gentle gradients. The gradients are no more than 2% in just a few select places, ensuring this is a mostly flat and fast course.
The route heads steadily uphill towards the Devonshire Tunnel, a 408m long tunnel passing by Bloomfield Open space on the left hand side. There is next a 1k of open-road running along the embankment and towards Combe Down Tunnel.
Here the runners will turn around just 25m before the entrance to the second tunnel to run back downhill towards the finish.
Following the same start as the 5k, runners will head steadily uphill towards the 408m long Devonshire Tunnel. After rounding this tunnel runners will head into the Lyncombe Vale area, a stunningly wooded oasis before reaching the elevated, open embankment, to Combe Down Tunnel.
The race then travels gently downhill Midford Station with Midford Castle on the right. Here, runners make a U-turn around the cones before heading back the way they came towards the start for a photo finish.
Half Marathon
This 2-lap, out and back course takes runners along the fast and flat paths of the Greenway path, making it perfect for a PB. The first mile of the course is on the Two Tunnels Greenway shared path along the Linear Park. Up a slight incline to the Devonshire Tunnel, the course gently curves through the tunnel and emerges in Lyncombe Vale through a stunning wooded area. Next is 1k of open running before heading into Combe Down Tunnel which is 1672m in length.
Upon exiting the tunnel, runners head over Tucking Mill viaduct where they can stop for a refreshment at the drinks station. From here, it's all familiar as runners retrace their steps back to the finish line.
Colourburst Events
The colourburst events are for younger runners to get involved in running. Entrants of all ages can enter and enjoy the colour stations. Each entrant will receive a white t-shirt to ensure maximum colour infiltration. Entrants can run either 2k or 500m.
The actual colourburst is 100% food grade corn starch with coloured dye, it is 100% safe, edible but not at all tasty so eating it is not encouraged, and 100% biodegradable.
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What's included
  • Feed stations
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • White t-shirt (Colourburst entrants)
  • Custom Colourburst Medal (Colourburst entrants)
  • Bag drop
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Refreshements
How to get there
Brickfields Park, 1A The Hollow, Twerton, Bath BA2 1LX, UK
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Park & Ride
If you are driving to Bath please park at Odd Down Park & Ride (BA2 8PA) and catch the Two Tunnels bus to the race site (£4 return for adults and free for U16s). From here it is a 500m walk to the race site which will be signed with pink or orange signs.
By Train
Oldfield Park train station is approximately 800m from Brickfields.
By Bike
There will be bike racks at the event for cyclists to use.
Event day logistics
09:20 500m and 2k Colourburst starts
10:00 Half Marathon Wave 1 starts
10:10 Half Marathon Wave 2 starts
10:20 5k Wave 1 starts
10:30 5k Wave 2 starts
10:40 10k Wave 1 starts
10:50 10k Wave 2 starts
11:00 10k Wave 3 starts
11:10 10k Wave 4 starts
11:20 10k Waves 5 & 6 start
11:30 10k Waves 7 & 8 start
Timings will be confirmed in the race day instructions, provided in the week leading up to the event.
Runners must arrive 30-45 minutes before their start time and must leave 30 minutes after their finish time.
Race Briefing
There will be a race briefing before each wave starts, with runners setting off in groups of 75 people. Wave times will be allocated based on the time selected at registration.
Race numbers will be available to collect at registration on the day of the event. Number collection will remain open for each wave right up to the start of each wave.
You can collect your number from the desks which respond to the Event Wave, not your race wave. For example, 10km wave 3 runners are in Event Wave 15, so will collect their numbers from desk 15, not desk 3.
Cut-Off Time
There is a cut-off time of 3 hours for Half Marathon.
Age Requirements
  • 5k - 12 years old
  • 10k - 16 years old
  • Half Marathon - 17 years old
How old do I have to be to enter the Bath Two Tunnels Railway Running Races - October?
Entrants must be 12 and older to enter the 5k, 16 and older to enter the 10k and 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon. There are no age requirements for the Colourblast events.
Are there cut-off times for the Bath Two Tunnels Railway Running Races - October?
Yes, exact cut-off times are detailed in the raceday logistics section of the event page.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag at the Bath Two Tunnels Railway Running Races - October?
Yes, there will be a secure bag drop at the event which runners can use.
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