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Entrants' Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the first edition of our BATHALF 2014 Entrants’ newsletter.

All places to the 2014 BATHALF have now sold out – so congratulations on securing your place. We’re delighted you’ll be joining us and almost 12,000 other runners on Sunday 2 March.

Our monthly newsletters for registered entrants in the 2014 BATHALF will contain news and information to help you prepare for the race, and important information about race day.

We still have reserved charity places available. If your friends, family or colleagues are looking to take part but haven’t secured one of our general entries, then there is still time to secure a place through one of our race charities.

Well done to those of you who have already entered with one of our official charities and good luck with your training and fundraising.

You can also keep up to date with preparations and the latest BATHALF chatter on Facebook and Twitter. We love to hear from our runners about how you’re getting on with your preparations for the big day.
All the best,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director, Bath Half Marathon

Photo of Martin Yelling running Bath Half Blog - Getting your training underway

We’re delighted to kick off the 2014 BATHALF blog with a guest blog post from Martin Yelling. Martin is a former elite athlete with a PhD in physical activity and health promotion who is the founder and co-presenter of the UK’s number 1 running podcast ‘Marathon Talk‘.

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2013 photo - massage tent Training support

Whether this is your first half marathon or you’re a seasoned half marathon runner, you will no doubt be turning your attention to a training regime that will see you through the winter months and get you ready for race day. We’ll be on hand to help you with this as the weeks tick by; publishing training tips and advice on our website and in our newsletters and blogs. Take a look at the support section of our website

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2013 photo - Coppafeel - Maren, Dermot, Greg, Kris Help us raise over £2million

In the last 13 years, the Bath Half has raised more than £14million for charity. Last year alone our runners raised a staggering £2million. We’re hoping our 2014 runners will rise to the challenge once again, supporting some of the amazing official race charities including our 2014 lead charity Coppafeel.

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Erme Valley Harriers Local running clubs and groups

This week we’ve put together a list of running groups and clubs local to the Bath area including a new Pilates for Runners group. If you live further afield and have information about running groups or clubs in your area, then please do let us know via Facebook or Twitter and we can spread the word about those too.

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Men's Running square banner Claim a free copy of Men’s Running or Women’s Running Magazine courtesy of Bath Half Marathon

If you’re looking for a motivational boost to help you improve your running, or just some advice on the latest kit, Bath Half Marathon is offering you the chance to claim a copy of either Men’s Running or Women’s Running Magazine; and it’s completely free. Follow the link below for details!

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2013 photo - Family Fun Run family Family Fun Run

Entries to the Bath Half Family Fun Run are now open.  The Family Fun Run is open to entrants of all ages and abilities. It starts and finishes under the Half Marathon gantry in Great Pulteney Street, after the start of the half marathon. There is a free t-shirt for every entrant and medal and goody bag to all finishers. Our nominated family fun run charity for 2014 is Send A Cow.

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runners on newbridge road Cancellation & Refund Policy

We offer a partial refund of £10 (or a £10 credit towards an entry for the 2015 Bath Half) to half marathon applicants who cancel their entry before the date we start to process our race pack mail out on 26th December 2012. Also after 26th December 2013 we offer a guaranteed place in the 2015 half marathon (you still have to pay the discounted on-line entry fee) if you notify us of your withdrawal and return your race number and IPICO timing chip to us before race day. Half Marathon and Fun Run entries are personally registered to the entrant and cannot be transferred to another runner.  Cancellation and refund requests must be made using our online cancellation form.

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