Can you win the Battle of the Bands?

December 5, 2017 // Rachel Ellis


The Bath Half organisers are once again offering local musicians the chance to play on race day and take part in its Battle of the Bands competition.

For the last two years, local bands have participated in the competition adding to the excitement and entertainment around the course on the day. The winner of the competition is decided by the runners, who vote for the best bands after the race and the winning band receives a cash prize of £500.

Race Director, Andrew Taylor said “The Bands play an extremely important role in the race as they create a tremendous atmosphere both for the runners and the spectators. We had seven bands take part last year all playing a variety of music from samba and jazz to modern and boogie woogie, and the feedback shows the runners love the music on the course, particularly on the quieter sections of the course away from the city centre.”

To take part in the 2018 Battle of the Bands competition, bands must register interest by sending an email to bands@runninghigh.co.uk with a link to some online footage.

The Bath Half Marathon 2018 takes place on Sunday 4th March. Registration for general entries is now closed but spaces are available for those interested in running for a charity, full details can be found online at www.bathhalf.co.uk