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Bath Half

Run the Bath Half on Sunday 15th October 2023 and help us inspire young lives locally.

As the only charity providing community mentoring for vulnerable children and young people in B&NES, we work with our local community to help change lives.

Your sponsorship will help fund our trained volunteer mentors to run activities and sessions with primary and secondary school aged children. It costs £3,000 for each pair to work together for a year and so every pound you raise will count.

We will support you along your fundraising journey, put you in touch with other runners, help you with your pre -race training and we’ll be your biggest cheer leaders on the day!

The Bath Half Marathon is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the river Avon so avoids all the hills surrounding the City. It is a two-lap course and is entirely traffic-free as there are full road closures throughout. 

The first mile is gently downhill down Pulteney Road to Churchill Bridge – so resist all temptations to go off too fast.

You then follow two identical laps from Churchill Bridge, gently rising up past Green Park Station, a gentle ‘pull’ round Queen Square (the most crowded spot for spectators on the course), then down Charlotte Street and out along the Upper Bristol Road, gently undulating along Newbridge Road and a longer ‘pull’ up to the ‘New Bridge’ at the beginning of the dual carriageway.

From the ‘Twerton Fork’ the race heads back towards the City centre, pancake-flat along Lower Bristol Road, before crossing over Churchill Bridge and up to Green Park again for the beginning of the second lap. At the end of the second lap the runners pass across Churchill Bridge, finally rising gently (but remorselessly) back up Pulteney Road all the way to the finish with a dramatic finish in Great Pulteney Street.

The event is open to all so whether you are a keen runner wanting to support a charity or an Elite runner there is something for everyone

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It is brilliant that you would like to take part in the Bath Half and that you are considering us as your charity to support

We want to make sure that we provide you with all the support and encouragement needed to make this event a great experience to remember. 

As well as having a dedicated running coach who will help you with your training and running route we'll also :-

• Support your fundraising by sharing your posts on social media
• Provide tips for achieving your fundraising target




We will be there to meet you before the race - we'll also have team members cheering you on along the route. 

And at the end of the race we'll be there offering you much needed cake and other goodies. 

More details will be confirmed closer to the day.