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BATHALF entrants newsletter

The closing date for registration of pre-paid Corporate Challenge team entries is Thurs 7th Feb

It’s THAT time of year again ! We’ve been feeling a winter chill last week and seeing a big uplift in runners pounding the streets of Bath, and now race packs have started dropping through letter boxes !

Bath has a proud history of offering a warm welcome to visitors since Roman times. So we’d like to extend a warm BATHALF welcome to all our 2019 entrants – to our ‘newbies’ and ‘regulars’ alike

With just TWO MONTHS to go until race day on on Sunday 17th March we’d like to wish you well with your BATHALF training

In the meantime we’ve got a reminder for our closing date for Corporate Challenge entries, plus important information about our race pack mailouts, as well as tips for maximising your charity fundraising and details of charity partners who would love your support

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Thurs 7th Feb Entries Deadline

The closing date for registration of pre-paid Corporate Challenge team entries is Thurs 7th Feb

After this date any remaining unfilled places will be cancelled, without refund

CLICK HERE to register remaining pre-paid Corporate Challenge team entries


HIGH5 new Official Nutrition Partner

We’re delighted to welcome HIGH5 as our new Official Nutrition Partner for the 2019 BATHALF.

HIGH5 are the UK’s leading UK Sports Nutrition Brand.  They take great pride that for almost 20 years they have produced some of the very best sports nutrition available and helped athletes (including themselves) reach their sporting objectives. No matter how hard it gets, their products will ensure that you perform at your very best and enjoy your event more.

HIGH5 will be providing on-course and post-finish nutrition.  We recommend that you try the products in your pre-race training. Keep an eye out for their introductory mail order discount offer shortly. In the meantime be sure to visit their website to view :

HIGH5 product range and on-line store 

HIGH5 Running Nutrition Guides

HIGH5 Running Training Plans


Make a difference for Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan, we know that the number of people living with cancer in the UK is rising. Macmillan has committed to be there for everyone who needs us, from the moment they receive their cancer diagnosis. Whether that is help with healthcare, providing practical and financial support or being at the end of the phone, we want to help people living with cancer find their best way through and help everyone live life as fully as they can.

By joining us for the Bath Half, and raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support you’ll be helping us to achieve this goal.

As well as this, you’ll also receive great support from all of us here in the running team. We’ll provide you with expert training and fundraising advice and give you all the information you need to ensure you have a successful and memorable day. We’ll be with you every step of the way, and always on the end of the phone if you need a helping hand. We’ll provide you with a, newly designed Macmillan jersey to celebrate hitting your fundraising target!



Run for Cancer Research UK

We are the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research and the only charity in the UK tackling all 200 types of cancer. Our vision, is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

We receive no government funding for our life-saving research, so every step taken towards beating cancer relies on every step, every mile and pound donated. Thanks to our supporters, we have helped double cancer survival over the last 40 years. Today, 2 in 4 people survive the disease. But the work doesn’t stop there. Our ambition is to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034.

Be a Bath Half Hero and SIGN UP RIGHT NOW


Run the Bath Half for Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. By 2021, one million people will be living with dementia. We know we can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.

We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy and your determination. We need you to help put an end to dementia.

Sign up to beat the Bath Half again and you’ll be helping us get closer to a cure for this devastating condition.



Run for Prostate Cancer UK

Run for Prostate Cancer UK and stand together with us help in beating a disease killing more than one man every 45 minutes. Our marathon runners are making huge strides, raising millions of pounds which we invest in life changing research and services to support men living with the disease.

What we can offer

We know the BATHALF’s a big feat, so we make sure we look after our runners every step of the way. Everyone on our team receives:

  • A fundraising pack with a technical running top to wear with pride over the coming months
  • Dedicated training plans from the pro coaches at RunningWithUs
  • Personalised advice available via email or phone from top running coaches
  • A tailored training day
  • Fundraising advice and ideas



Join #TeamNSPCC

Looking for a charity place ? Join #TeamNSPCC and you can receive…

· full support with your fundraising and training
· a training day in London where you can find out about training tips, nutritional advice and injury prevention as well as a practical session
· a fundraising pack (which contains sponsorship forms and lots of info) and a free running vest and vest letters for you to wear with pride on race day!
· the support of our cheering point around the course, to cheer you to the finish line
· regular team emails with top tips to help you boost your fundraising and fitness

NSPCC work to protect children and make child abuse a thing of the past. When you join, you’ll help our services across the UK that keep children and young people safe from abuse.



Run to stop MS in the 2019 Bath Half

We’re the MS Society. Whether you have MS, or care about someone who does, our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between.

We understand what life’s like with MS. And together we are stronger. We’re researching, writing, campaigning and fighting. Running, walking, caring and talking. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

We will support you every step of the way with your fundraising and training.

JOIN OUR TEAM and run to stop MS in the 2019 Bath Half Marathon


Join Teenage Cancer Trust #TeamLegend

Young people with cancer need specialised nursing and emotional support. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity meeting this critical need. Right now we can only help half of young people with cancer with our world-leading nursing.

We don’t have enough nurses. By joining #TeamLegend at the Bath Half Marathon you can help every young person with cancer get the specialised nursing they desperately need.

We’ll be with you every step of the way from fundraising, training to cheering you on the day.

Make your place count Join Teenage Cancer Trust!


Maximise your fundraising with JustGiving

Not fundraising yet ?

CLICK HERE to set up your personalised JustGiving fundraising page now !

Fundraising underway ?

If you’ve already set up your fundraising page – thanks for choosing to fundraise. Here are some helpful hints from our friends at JustGiving to help you maximise your fundraising for your chosen charity :

  • Personalise your JustGiving page. Add a photo, story and target to your page to let people know why you’re fundraising and how much you’re aiming to raise.
  • Share your JustGiving page across social media. Use the hashtag #bathhalf to let us know you’re fundraising and why.
  • Getappy! Download the JustGiving app to manage your Fundraising Page on the go – for iOS and Android


Race Pack Mailout

Our main race pack mailout is now in full swing, and race packs for the 12,000 half marathon entrants who registered before 10th Dec will be dropping through letter boxes in the next week or so

Race packs are mailed in batches by start bay and postcode, so may arrive on different days

Race packs for the remaining 3,000 half marathon entrants and for our Family Fun Run entrants will be processed after our charity, corporate and fun run entry closing date n early February

Entrants who have moved house since registering will need to arrange for their post to be forwarded or collected from their old address, or to purchase a replacement race pack

Overseas entrants will either need to collect their race packs from the Runners Village, or nominate a UK postal address

For further details of our race pack mailout SEE HERE

Please check your pack when it arrives to make sure your race number matches your timing chip and on the envelope, and CONTACT US using our on-line enquiry form if there are any discrepancies. Do not remove your timing chip from the envelope


Family Fun Run entries

Looking for something to keep them occupied whilst you pound the pavement ?

Make it a BATHALF day out for the whole family

Let your ‘little ones’ and family join in the fun

The Family Fun Run is open to all ages and abilities and takes place immediately after the start of the half marathon, starting and finishing under the main gantry in Great Pulteney Street. The Family Fun Run course is 3⁄4 mile long and completely traffic free

£6.80 entry fee for children (under 16yrs) – £10.80 for adults. Includes free t­-shirt for every entrant plus a medal and goody bag for all finishers



Cancellation and Refund Policy

After 10th Dec we offer half marathon entrants (apart from reserved charity entries) a £5.00 discount for the following year’s race if you notify us of your withdrawal and return your race number & IPICO timing chip to us before race day

Discounted entries must be registered on or before 31st Aug

For further details see our Cancellations and Refunds page



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