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Bath Half 2018 Entrants' Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the second of our regular newsletters to registered entrants in the 2018 Bath Half.

Our entrants’ newsletters contain news and information about race day as well as training tips, fundraising advice and offers and competitions from our retail partners.

We’d like to say a big thank you for signing up to run with us on Sunday 4 March 2018. The Bath Half has sold out every year since 2000 and this year we were delighted that all of our general public entries were snapped in record time – five weeks earlier than in previous years!

While our general public entries make up 70% of the 15,000 runner places there is still an opportunity for anyone who would like to obtain an entry to run for one of the official race charities. If you know someone who is still hoping to secure a place, please tell them to take a look at the race charities section of our website.

With less that five months to go until race day we’d like to wish you well with your Bath Half training. We’ll be back in touch next month with the latest race news and some more training tips to keep you on track for a fantastic race in 2018.

All the best,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director


Getting into your training groove

We’ve pulled together some handy tips about the thing we suggest all of our 2018 runners start to think about – and that is getting yourself into a running routine. Visit our Bath Half Blog [insert link] to read more about how our motley crew of runners here at Bath Half HQ approach their training.


Finding the right training plan for you

Our 2018 lead charity, Alzheimer’s Society, has some great training plans which they have developed with top running coaches at Running With Us. They have kindly shared these plans with us so that all our Bath Halfers can access them.


Raise money while your run

Every year we feel overwhelmed and humbled by the fundraising efforts of our runners, who raise the second highest amount per person for any road race in the UK. This is no mean feat in a city the size of Bath. If you are considering raising money for charity but haven’t yet decided which charity to choose, then you can see a list of all our official race charities on our website

Our lead charity this year is Alzheimer’s Society and our official local charity is Action Against Child Poverty

In this month’s newsletter we would also like to introduce our 2018 Platinum Bond Charities:
British Heart Foundation
Cancer Research UK
CLIC Sargent
Macmillan Cancer Support


Cheers, love and jelly babies at the Bath Half

If you’re new to running the Bath Half then you maybe interested in one of our recent blog posts which will tell you a little about what to expect from the Bath Half course. You can read our Bath Half blog over on our website

It seems likely that the 2018 race, like the the 2017 race, will need to make a slight detour around works happening close to Green Park Station. Andrew, our race director, will be meeting with officials at Bath & North East Council next week and we will confirm this very small departure from our long standing route as soon as possible.


Become a Dementia Friend

We are really pleased to have Alzheimer’s Society on board as our Bath Half 2018 Lead Charity. The choice of Alzheimer’s Society is an emotional one for our Race Director Andrew Taylor whose father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago.  Andrew has recently taken part in the Society’s biggest initiative – the Dementia Friends programme – which aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.  If our Bath Half runners can play a tiny part in helping them achieve this, then we will be exceptionally proud. You can read more about how to become a Dementia Friend here 


Cancellation & refund policy

Half marathon entrants who notify us of cancellation of their entry – using the ‘Manage My Registration’ on-line portal – before 26th December will be offered the choice of either a free Carry Forward Entry in the following year’s half marathon, or a £15 refund, or a £15 donation on their behalf to the Bath Half Marathon Fund. No refunds can be given after this date.

Cancellation must be notified to us using Manage My Registration You can read our full cancellation and refund policy here


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