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Travel information for the 2017 Bath Half Marathon

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Park and Ride

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s three Park & Ride sites will be operating on race day on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.  Newbridge Park & Ride (which is on the course route) will be closed during the race from 9.45am to about 2.00pm.

The Bath Racecourse will also be offering a pre-bookable Park & Ride and hospitality service.

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City Centre Parking

City centre car parks will be accessible throughout the event, using the signposted diversion route via Cleveland Bridge, Walcot Street and ‘bus gate’ (suspended for race day).

In 2017, due to diversion of the course route in Green Park, the Avon Street car park and coach park will be closed between 9.45am and 2.00pm approx.  Vehicles can remain parked during this time, but the entrances and exits will be closed.

City centre car parks will be busy, both for competitor and spectator parking (city centre hotels are full on race day) and displaced residents parking from the course route (and access routes).  So allow extra time for your journey and plan a couple of alternative car parks.

Please note that there is no parking at Bath Sports & Leisure Centre or Bath Cricket Club.

Live parking updates for city centre car parks are available on

Train Services

First Great Western have provided us with their draft timetable for race day. There is some engineering work planned for race day so they suggest that runners and spectators check train times in the last week or so prior to race day.

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If you are travelling on race day from London or Reading we have been advised that there is one train in the morning, 08.33 from Paddington, Reading at 09.16 and arriving at Bath at 10.06.

In the afternoon 15.19 from Bath, back into Reading at 16.11 and Paddington at 16.56.

Scheduled Bus Services

There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day.  For full details of the amended services please visit the Travel West website – CLICK HERE

Arrive early

Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 12,000 of you will be setting off from Great Pulteney Street at 11.00am and the atmosphere in the Runners Village beforehand is great. Arrive early to have chance to soak it up – and please bring an old warm top that you don’t mind discarding as you start the race. Most of our ‘regular’ runners know to arrive at the Village before 9.00am. Our help desk will be open from 8.00am. At 10.00am we open the half marathon start pens as it can take an hour to filter from the Runners Village into the start pens.