Bath Half Marathon

Getting fit in the New Year – sign up for the Bath Half Marathon

26th December 2019

If you’re making New Year’s Resolutions already, why not make 2020 the year you tackle the mighty Bath Half Marathon? It’s the perfect way to get fit and give yourself a real challenge. And you’ve got a few months to train as the Bath Half Marathon 2020 date has been set as Sunday 15th March. So, there’s plenty of time to shake off those cobwebs after Christmas! 

Here’s all you need to know about entering the Bath Half Marathon next year, including the route, start times and how to register. 

All you need to know about Bath Half Marathon entry

Public and charity entries for the Bath Half have sold out. In fact, they sold out in record time, showing just popular this annual event is. But don’t worry if you still want to enter, as you can still register for the family fun run.

Sponsored by Bath College, the Bath Half Fun Run is the perfect way for runners of all ages and abilities to get the blood pumping and make their way round the course. It costs a small amount to register (around £10.80 for adults and £6.80 for children), but you get a free branded T-shirt to run in and a medal and goody bag when you cross the finish line. You’ll also get your time, which will be important for entrants who are racing their friends!

Fun Run entries are also selling fast, so register now at the Bath Half website if you want to join in next March. 

The course

The route for the Family Fun Run starts on Great Pulteney Street, winding through blissfully traffic-free streets for three-quarters of a mile. Once you reach North Parade Road, you’ll turn around and run back. Remember to pace yourself, and to stay hydrated! 

What time does the bath half marathon start?

The standard Bath Half race starts at 11am sharp, but the Family Fun Run sets off a little later at 11.20am. However, it’s still a good idea to get on site early so you can pick up your race number and do those all-important stretches. 

Why not race for charity?

The Bath Half Marathon isn’t only a great way to get fit in the New Year, although that is a very good reason to enter. Every year, this fantastic event also raises a huge amount of money for charity. For example, an enormous £2.25 million was raised in 2017. This year’s named charities are the British Heart Foundation, local charity Children’s Hospice South West and Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Even if you’re not officially running for charity, you could still ask family and friends to sponsor you. That way, you’ll be getting in shape and helping others at the same time – that’s got to be a good feeling!

Remember to book your accommodation for the Bath Half Marathon 2020 in plenty of time. Bath Holiday Rentals has a choice of elegant, comfortable city centre apartments where you can rest your weary limbs and toast your success at the end of the race – take a look.