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Q – How can I enter the Vitality Bath Half ?
A – General public entries for the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon are now sold out.  

We have a few entries remaining in the Corporate Challenge for business teams, but these are selling fast

Our Charity Partners have reserved half marathon entries, but these are also selling fast

We also have reserved half marathon entries for Elite and Best for Age Athletes

Q – How can I enter the Bath Half Family Fun Run ?
A – Entries for the 2017 Bath Half Family Fun Run are now open


Q – What date is the 2017 Vitality Bath Half  and at what time does the race start?
A – The 2017 Vitality Bath Half is on Sunday 12 March and the race starts at 11am. Runners are called to the start at 10am due to the time it takes to filter the runners through the start pens.

Q – I have completed my registration form but it does not appear to have been submitted
A – Check that all compulsory fields have been filled in (marked with a red star). If they have, please try clearing your internet cookies or cache. Failing that, please try registering using a different internet browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox…) .

Q – How old must I be to enter the half marathon ?
A – Half marathon entrants must be 17 years or older on race day. Younger runners can take part in the Family Fun Run

Q – How do the half marathon start bays work ?
A – Each half marathon entrant is allocated a specific start bay, seeded according to the finish time you predicted on your entry form, with the fastest runners at the front and the slowest at the back. Regardless of which bay you start in, all runners will receive a personal ‘chip time’ in the race results according to the actual time it takes you to complete the course.  On race day you can decide to start in a ‘slower’ bay behind your allocated bay, for instance if you want to accompany a slower runner, but runners cannot move forward into a ‘faster’ start bay.

Faster runners who have achieved a sub-90 minute finishing time (or equivalent) within the last 2 years can apply for a place in our Sub-90 Mins Start (immediately behind our elite and best for age start pens), by completing the relevant section on your entry form at time of entry.

Q – My name (or time) is missing (or incorrect) in the results list 
A – Please see the guidance on our Results Queries page

Q – When I ran this year’s half marathon my GPS watch recorded a longer (or shorter distance) than 13.1 miles
A – GPS devices are useful for approximate measurements of training routes but are not consistent or accurate enough for course measurement.  See the advice on the Association of UK Course Measurers website