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Bath Half Newsletter July 2017

It looks like we’ll be selling out a bit quicker for the 2018 race.

We’ve already sold over 60% of entries, so if you’re planning on running on Sunday 4 March 2018 then we recommend you enter as soon as possible – CLICK HERE TO ENTER

We also wanted to thank our runners for raising the most amazing amount of money for our 2017 official race charities.  The Bath Half has set a new personal best with a record sum of over £2.25 million raised at this year’s event.

This seems like an almost unbelievable amount of money to us – an amount that makes us so proud to be part of this race and this city.  Our runners have made the Bath Half the leading UK race (outside of London) for average per head fundraising. Fantastic!

We very much hope that we will see you on the start line in March next year.

All the best

 

Andrew Taylor
Race Director


£21 million raised by Bath Halfers

Since the introduction of our charity scheme in 2000 a staggering total of £21 million has now been raised at the event. In 2017 both our Lead Race Charity and our Official Local Charity raised record amounts, with Cancer Research UK raising just over £200,000, and Dorothy House Hospice Care raising £70,000. We are particularly pleased that three local charities rank in the top 12 of our overall fundraisers – Dorothy House Hospice Care, Bath RUH Forever Friends Appeal and Julian House.

 

Our 2018 Lead Charity

We are thrilled to have Alzheimer’s Society on board as our Bath Half 2018 Lead Charity. If you’re looking to run the Bath Half 2018 but haven’t yet secured your place, then please consider running for our 2018 Lead Charity. Alzheimer’s Society charity places are available here and cost £20 with a fundraising target of £250. You can read more about our partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society on this month’s Bath Half blog

 

2018 Official Local Charity

The Action Against Child Poverty Campaign co-ordinated by St John’s Foundation is the official Local Charity for the 2018 Bath Half Marathon.  The campaign is funding the Lifestyle Change Project, a three-year targeted initiative to address child poverty within Bath and North East Somerset. The project is being delivered in partnership by six local charities including Sporting Family Change, the Southside Project, Wansdyke Play Association, SWALLOW, Mentoring Plus and Off the Record.

If you’d like to run the Bath Half for our 2018 Local Charity CLICK HERE for further details

 

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