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Rated by Athletics Weekly as the Fastest Spring Half Marathon in 2010 and Best British Women’s Half Marathon Field in the UK in 2012, the Vitality Bath Half Marathon has long been established as one of the premier events in the UK Road Racing Calendar, with a quality British field & proven PB delivery. We offer a generous cash only prize list – including reserved prizes for British athletes – plus free and reserved places for elite & best for age athletes meeting the criteria set out below. What better way could there be to kick off your ‘BIG CITY’ road race season!

The Vitality Bath Half has been staged on it’s current 2-lap course, subject to a few minor adjustments, each year since 1982 and boasts an illustrious list of former winners including Nigel Gates, John Wheway, Steve Anders (course record holder for 18 years), Colin Walker, Steve Brace, Stuart Hall and Simon Tonui.  In 2016 Matthew Mbithi set a new men’s course record of 61:44.  Past women’s winners include Veronique Marot, Hayley Nash, Karen Mcleod, Annie Emmerson and Susan Partridge.  Andrea Wallace’s 14-year old course record was finally broken in 2007 by Liz Yelling in 69:27.  Click here to view full list of Past Winners

Our £16,000 CASH PRIZE LIST covers men’s and women’s course records, plus all age categories of individuals from junior to veteran 65+, reserved prizes for British athletes, and athletic club teams in open and veteran categories.  Click here to view our 2016 Prize List

Elite athletes will be allocated race numbers in Elite Start pens ‘A’ and ‘B’, and offered facilities in our elite marquee & warm up area.

Free best for age athletes will be allocated race numbers in the Best for Age start pen ‘C’ – immediately behind the elite start.

Elite and Best for Age Entries

Elite and Best for Age Entry applications are now open.

If you qualify for one of our elite or best for age places please contact the Race Director with details of where/when you achieved the qualifying time listed below within the last 12 months using our ELITE & BEST FOR AGE ENTRY ENQUIRY FORM

Criteria for Elite and Best for Age Places ELITE BEST FOR AGE BEST FOR AGE
Individual Male Free Entry Free Entry Reserved Entry – £41.50
Junior man Sub 70 mins Sub 73 mins Sub 80 mins
Senior man Sub 66 mins Sub 70 mins Sub 75 mins
Male Vet 40 Sub 70 mins Sub 75 mins Sub 85 mins
Male Vet 50 Sub 85 mins Sub 95 mins
Male Vet 60 Sub 100 mins Sub 120 mins
Accomodation and/or travel expenses – subject to availability – Sub 66 mins
Individual Female
Junior woman Sub 80 mins Sub 85 mins Sub 95 mins
Senior woman Sub 75 mins Sub 80 mins Sub 90 mins
Female Vet 40 Sub 80 mins Sub 90 mins Sub 100 mins
Female Vet 50 Sub 100 mins Sub 110 mins
Female Vet 60 Sub 110 mins Sub 120 mins
Accomodation and/or travel expenses – subject to availability – Sub 75 mins
UKA Affiliated Club Teams 
Male (4 to score) Sub 4 hrs 40 mins
Female (3 to score) Sub 4 hrs 15 mins
Free places for scoring team members plus 1 reserve