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For Elite and Best for Age entries please use our  ELITE  AND BEST FOR AGE ENTRY ENQUIRY FORM

Rated by Athletics Weekly as the Fastest Spring Half Marathon, the Bath Half Marathon has long been established as one of the premier events in the UK Road Racing Calendar, with a quality British field & proven PB delivery. We offer a generous cash only prize list – including reserved prizes for British athletes – plus free and reserved places for elite & best for age athletes meeting the criteria set out below. What better way could there be to kick off your ‘BIG CITY’ road race season!

The Bath Half has been staged on it’s current 2-lap course, subject to a few minor adjustments, each year since 1982 and boasts an illustrious list of former winners including Nigel Gates, John Wheway, Steve Anders (course record holder for 18 years), Colin Walker, Steve Brace, Stuart Hall and Simon Tonui.  In 2016 Matthew Mbithi set a new men’s course record of 61:44.  Past women’s winners include Veronique Marot, Hayley Nash, Karen Mcleod, Annie Emmerson and Susan Partridge.  Andrea Wallace’s 14-year old course record was broken in 2007 by Liz Yelling in 69:27.  Click here to view full list of Past Winners

Our £17,000 CASH PRIZE LIST covers men’s and women’s course records, plus all age categories of individuals from junior to veteran 65+, reserved prizes for British athletes, and athletic club teams in open and veteran categories.  Click here to view our 2019 Prize List

Elite athletes will be allocated race numbers in Elite Start pens ‘A’ and ‘B’, and offered facilities in our elite marquee & warm up area.

Free best for age athletes will be allocated race numbers in the Best for Age start pen ‘C’ – immediately behind the elite start.

Elite and Best for Age Entries

If you qualify for one of our elite places please contact the Race Director with details of where/when you achieved the qualifying time listed below within 12 months of your application date, using our ELITE & BEST FOR AGE ENTRY ENQUIRY FORM

Criteria for Elite and Best for Age PlacesELITEBEST FOR AGEBEST FOR AGE
Individual MaleFree EntryFree EntryReserved Entry – £44.00
Junior manSub 70 minsSub 73 minsSub 80 mins
Senior manSub 66 minsSub 70 minsSub 75 mins
Male Vet 40Sub 70 minsSub 75 minsSub 85 mins
Male Vet 50Sub 85 minsSub 95 mins
Male Vet 60Sub 100 minsSub 120 mins
Male Vet 70Sub 120 minsSub 140 mins
Accomodation and/or travel expenses – subject to availability – Sub 66 mins
Individual Female
Junior womanSub 80 minsSub 85 minsSub 95 mins
Senior womanSub 75 minsSub 80 minsSub 90 mins
Female Vet 40Sub 80 minsSub 90 minsSub 100 mins
Female Vet 50Sub 100 minsSub 110 mins
Female Vet 60Sub 110 minsSub 120 mins
Female Vet 70Sub 130 minsSub 150 mins
Accomodation and/or travel expenses – subject to availability – Sub 75 mins
UKA Affiliated Club Teams 
Male (4 to score)Sub 4 hrs 40 mins
Female (3 to score)Sub 4 hrs 15 mins
Free places for scoring team members plus 1 reserve