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BATHALF entrants newsletter

Bath Half update

With just 2 weeks to go until race day we’ve been loving the warm weather and seeing more and more runners pounding the streets of Bath getting quality training and long runs under your belt before tapering ahead of the big day

We’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. The current weather can’t continue, and the forecast is for more stormy weather in the coming weeks, so we’re keeping everything crossed!

In the meantime we’ve got some important news to share with you about race day hydration and travel plans

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Eliminating single use plastic at the BATHALF

At the BATHALF we’ve always worked hard to improve the sustainability of our event

We have achieved recycling rates of 69-86% for each of the last 5 years

Now we are embracing a new challenge – to eliminate single use plastic and bottled drinks at our event by 2021

This will be a journey for all of us – our runners, our suppliers, our volunteers and contractors – as we develop new processes and products

2019 will be the first step on that journey. This year we will :

  Encourage runners to bring your own reusable bottles to the event, bottles which you have used during your training for the race

  Provide water refill points in the Runners Village and at all on course aid stations for runners wanting to carry and refill your own bottles

  Provide compostable cupped water at the last of our three water stations, as an alternative to bottled water

  Replace bottled energy drink with HIGH5 Aqua Gel at the on-course feed station and ** recovery tabs ** in the goody bags

  Work with our waste management contractor to ensure effective composting of cups

  Ensure certification of end use for all recycled plastic drinks bottles

We welcome your feedback and suggestions


HIGH5 energy feed station relocated

This year we’re moving our HIGH5 energy feed station to a new location around the halfway point – just after the 10km mark

amended map


Travel update

For race weekend travel arrangements, including trains, buses and parking, see our TRAVEL INFORMATION webpage

There will be engineering work between Bristol and Taunton on race day. For customers travelling to Bath from Bristol and Taunton it will mean a bus to Bristol Temple Meads for a train onwards to Bath.  GWR are advising customers that journey times will be extended and recommending you allow extra time to get to the event

Travel Information


iTAB race medal personalisation

iTAB… the race medal personalisation that helps you to celebrate your achievement!

If you have already ordered your iTAB at time of entry, you don’t need to do anything more as it will be posted to you soon after race day.

To purchase an iTAB for your finisher medal CLICK HERE


Running the Virgin Money London Marathon?
Still not booked your accommodation?
Then contact WRP Tours. Now organising their 30th tour to the marathon, they have the expertise
to arrange your marathon weekend, leaving you to concentrate on the race.
Using comfortable 4* hotels staffed all weekend, they supply escorted tours, a spectator service and that all important coach to the start
for both you and your family. 1, 2, or 3 night packages still available.
Contact them at or call 01934 629911 to discuss your requirements.


Bath College pre-massage

Booking details for ‘at College’ pre event massages



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