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2017 Vitality BATH HALF CHARITY ENTRIES

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is the largest single day charity fundraising event in the south west region, providing a valuable source of income for a wide variety of local, regional, national and international charities.  In 2015 a record figure of over £2.1 million pounds was raised for charity and – with a record number of charity placed reserved for this year’s race – indications for the 2016 Bath Half are that this figure will be surpassed once again.

Partnership with the race also serves to raise a charity’s profile, particularly valuable for local smaller charities supporting less popular causes.

Each year we highlight the invaluable work of a number of charities.  Our 2017 Lead Race Charity is Cancer Research UK.

OFFICIAL RACE CHARITIES

Entries to the Vitality Bath Half Marathon have been heavily oversubscribed for each of the last 16 years.

30% of half marathon entries are reserved for our official race charities.  Runners can apply for a reserved charity place by application direct to one of our official race charities, in return for a commitment from you to fundraise for their charity.  Many charities offer training and fundraising support, running vests and race day hospitality in return for your fundraising commitment.

Some of our race charities also provide us with volunteers to work on the event, in return for a donation from us to the charity.  This is an opportunity for non-runners to get involved in the event, whilst also supporting your chosen charity.

FUNDRAISING BY ‘OWN PLACE’ RUNNERS

In addition to the reserved places available through our Official Race Charities we are delighted that nearly 40% of our ‘own place’ runners, who obtained their entries by registering direct through our general public scheme, chose to raise money for charity.

All of our official race charities welcome ‘own place’ runners willing to fundraise for their charity.  So if you have already secured your own place, but have not yet decided which charity you want to support, please consider one of our  official race charities.

CORPORATE CHALLENGE – FOR BUSINESS TEAMS

Reserved entries are also available for business teams in return for a commitment to raise a minimum of £175 for a charity of your own choice.

Find out more about the Corporate Challenge  Competition for business teams

BATH HALF MARATHON FUND – COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUNDED BY RUNNERS DONATIONS

Voluntary donations made by runners at point of entry are used to provide grants to smaller local charities, as a way of thanking the local community who suffer the inconvenience of the event. Established in 2003 and administered by Quartet Community Foundation, the Bath Half Marathon Fund enables smaller local charities and voluntary groups to benefit from funds raised through the event.

Find out more about the Bath Half Marathon Fund