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2019 VIP Race Entries

We regret that we cannot offer VIP entries in 2019 due to the redevelopment works planned for Bath Cricket Club premises

VIP half marathon entries

Running a half marathon is tough enough.  Allow us to take the strain and look after you on race day with an exclusive VIP package including on-site parking, and hospitality for you and two guests – plus showers, toilets and baggage store away from the crowds.

In previous years we have offered a limited number of VIP Race Entries which include a reserved half marathon entry, and on-site parking and hospitality at Bath Cricket Club on North Parade Road, 1 minutes walk from the Runners Village.  These entries are strictly first-come-first-served and have sold out quickly each year

 A VIP Race Entry includes :

  • One Bath Half Marathon entry
  • One parking space in a reserved section next to the clubhouse (Note : access into and out of the car park remains open throughout the event – unaffected by the event road closures)
  • Use of the Bath Cricket Club clubhouse for yourself and up to 2 non-running guests
  • Changing and baggage storage for VIP runners (ticketed and stored in a secure/stewarded room)
  • Coffee/tea/biscuits/bottled water, pastries, preserves and breakfast baps upon arrival
  • Snacks and drinks for guests during the race
  • Post-race showers for VIP runners
  • Post-race selection of hot pasties and rolls for VIP runners and guests (from 1pm to 3.30pm)

VIP Race Entry Upgrades

Existing entrants with half marathon entries can also upgrade to a VIP entry, by paying the difference between general public entry price and VIP entry

VIP Race Entries – Race Day Instructions

VIP hospitality is at Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Road BA2 4EX one minutes walk from the Runners Village

  • Hospitality opens at 8.30am
  • Entrants will be emailed their named parking passes, you will be directed to the reserved clubhouse parking on arrival and invited to sign in with your guests on arrival at the cricket club – please bring your confirmation email with you
  • The post-race hot buffet is available from 1pm -3.30pm
  • The clubhouse and reserved parking will close at 4.00pm. You are most welcome to stay on after this time & enjoy facilities in the city centre, but please note that after this time normal pay and display conditions will apply in the car park
  • Please note : The changing, baggage store and shower facilities are only for use by the registered VIP entrant, not guests

We recommend you plan to arrive at least 90mins before race start (11.00am) to relax, get changed, leave your baggage in the clubhouse, and stroll over to the Village in good time to soak up the atmosphere before the start pens open at 10.00am.

Access to the cricket club is unrestricted until the course route closures are introduced at 9.45am.  The closures will be lifted in sequence as runners clear each section of road, with the last closure on Pulteney Road being re-opened at about 2.30pm, depending on the runners’ progress. Whilst the course route road closures are in place access to the Bath Cricket Club will be from the west end of North Parade Road, from Terrace Walk or Manvers Street following the signposted ‘City Centre’ diversion route via Walcot Street and the ‘bus gate’.