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October 18, 2019 // Andrew
Running High Events, organisers of the Bath Half Marathon, supported by Bishop Fleming, have announced that public entries have sold out in record time for the 2020 race which takes place on Sunday 15th March.
The race, which welcomes 17,500 runners to the streets of Bath each spring, has sold out around six weeks earlier than usual, with five months still to go before race day.
The early sell out of the Bath Half Marathon is owed to its ever-growing popularity as one of the best organised, longest established and most iconic city centre road races in the UK. It is also down to the increased number of places pre-booked by charities, with a record number of charity entries reserved for 2020’s half marathon.
Those still wishing to run the Bath Half can do so by running for one of the race’s 136 official charity partners, although these are also selling fast. Some charities still have places available, including Lead Charity partner’s Alzheimer’s Society, NSPCC and Prostate Cancer UK, however others such as Cancer Research UK and Local Lead Charity Partner, Bath Mind, have already sold out.
Anyone wishing to run should go to www.bathhalf.co.uk/charities/list-of-charities for a list of all the 2020 charities.
There are also entries remaining in the Corporate Challenge for business teams, which offers a unique team building experience as well as a fantastic fundraising opportunity for businesses of all sizes and their guests, although these are also expected to sell out shortly.
Entries are also open for the Family Fun Run, sponsored by Bath College. This ¾ mile fun run is always a highlight of race day and allows runners of all ages and abilities to be involved in a big sporting event. The Family Fun Run also starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage site of Bath.
Race Director Andrew Taylor commented, “We are very excited to announce that public entries have sold out for the 2020 Bath Half Marathon. This is the twenty-first successive year the race has sold out, and it’s a reflection of the event’s enduring popularity that it’s selling out quicker year on year.
We expect the remaining Corporate Challenge and charity places to be snapped up fast, so I would urge anyone interested in running to register as soon as possible. With five months to go, we wish all our runners the best of luck with their winter training and we look forward to seeing them on the start line in March.”
The significant representation of charities, and the early sell out of public places, has made the Bath Half one of the top three single day charity fundraising events in the UK and a proven platform for charity fundraising.
The event is one of the most popular road racing events in the UK. Its two-lap course is renowned for its brilliant crowd support and for being fast and flat, ideal for athletes of all levels including beginners and charity runners. Each year the race attracts a strong British elite field and a large number of celebrities who are attracted by the stunning setting, fantastic crowd support and the promise of a good finishing time.