It's Going Ahead
We fully appreciate public concerns that have been expressed in the local press and on social media about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and we have been working hard to make the right call about whether the event should go ahead or not. As event organisers we are continually monitoring the situation, consulting with and taking advice from Public Health England, our local authority, our local NHS and public health teams and the Department of Health & Social Care. Their advice currently remains that the risk of infection from outdoor events such as the Bath Half Marathon remains low, and that there is no epidemiological or medical evidence to suggest that mass participation events should be restricted at this time. We therefore plan to go ahead with Sunday’s race.
With just a couple of days now until race day we’re working really hard to ensure you have a really great race day on Sunday. We’ll see you on the start line Sunday morning!
Best wishes, the Bath Half Team
| Before race day...|
We’d love it if you could check that your race number matches the number on the envelope that your race pack arrived in. If it doesn’t then please let us know. If your race pack hasn’t arrived then have a read of our FAQs to check what you need to do.
| A First-timer's Guide to Race Day|
Hannah Lees, running coach and founder of Hannah the Runner, has put together a handy guide to those taking on their first Bath Half on Sunday.
| Race Day Info for Runners|
Take the stress out of race day by making plans now. Here you can find everything you need to know beforehand so that all you have to think about on race day is running!
| Race Day Info for Spectators|
Ensure that your hard working support crew have a brilliant day too by letting them know the best places to watch and entertainment spots around the course.
Race Day App
We are delighted to release details of our free downloadable App allowing supporters to track your progress around the course and predict estimated finishing times using additional intermediate chip timing points at 5km, 10km, 15km and 20km.
This is technology specifically designed to cope with the 2-lap course at the Bath Half, and dependent on availability of internet access.
The Active Experience App features an interactive course map for your friends and family to track your progress around the route and can be downloaded via the App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “The Active Experience”.
The mile and 5km markers will be on the left kerb on the first lap as you run, and the on the right kerb on the second lap.
| Title partners, Bishop Fleming, bring an even bigger team to Bath Half 2020|
We are delighted that our lead partners, Bishop Fleming will be bringing along 126 runners to this year’s race, making them the largest corporate team on the course. Following their milestone centenary year in 2019, this leading professional services firm has recently been crowned ‘Business of the Year’ at the British Chamber Awards. Partner Andrew Sandiford said: “We’re proud to be bringing an even bigger team this year as part of our on-going centenary legacy – with a quarter of our workforce taking part from across our seven offices, plus guests and clients. We are delighted to be a key part in what promises to be an excellent day for another year.” Their team will once again be fundraising for several charities.
| The Platinum Motor Group are our new Vehicle Sponsor for Bath Half 2020|
The Platinum Motor Group, a family owned business established 44 years ago, are extremely proud to be the official vehicle sponsor of the Bath Half and are in complete admiration of all the runners taking part in this amazing event. They offer a range of new and approved used cars and light commercials, servicing and repairs plus genuine parts & accessories from the Vauxhall, Renault, Toyota, Nissan, Skoda, Hyundai, SsangYong and Dacia brands. Serving many customers from dealerships in and around Bath, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Frome, they currently employ over 260 staff and offer various apprenticeships within the motor trade.
Tap water is better by Half
A message from event partner Wessex Water.
Race day is getting ever closer and, like you, we’re finalising preparations and getting ready to supply you with fresh tap water. It’s all part of the mission to make the Bath Half free of single-use plastics by 2021.
Simply bring along your reusable bottles and look out for our HydroZone refill points. Prefer not to run with a bottle? No problem, our water stations will be handing out water in compostable cups to make sure you hydrate, feel great and smash that PB!
Why Wessex Water?
Based in the city, we provide water and sewerage services to 2.8 million customers and support a variety of local events. We’re run by local employees who are customers themselves and members of the communities we serve.
We’re installing water refill points across our region to encourage people to drink more tap water and avoid plastic bottles, so partnering with the Bath Half made perfect sense.
You can find out more about what we’re doing on the day – plus pick up some top tips on how to stay hydrated – by visiting wessexwater.co.uk/bathhalf
Good luck to everyone taking part.