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Vitality Bath Half Marathon Newsletter - February 2015

Hello and welcome to the February edition of our Vitality BATHALF Runners’ newsletter.

So we’re now just five weeks out from race day and as you edge closer to the summit of your training plans we are busy making sure everything is ready for you on 1st March.

Over 15,000 race packs are now being mailed out, please read on below for further information about this.

As always, we are keeping our Twitter and Facebook pages up to date with the latest information, so do please check those out.

Good luck with your final few weeks of training– let’s hope we’ve seen the last of the wet weather!

All the best,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director

Trainers Your Race Pack is in the post

This year’s Vitality Bath Half Marathon race packs are in the process of being sent out.

The majority of Half Marathon race packs have been sent already, with the remaining being posted today.

The majority of Fun Run packs have also been sent out with the remaining being posted no later than Monday (9th February).

If you have not received your pack for either event by 12th February, please email

Please do not panic if one of your friends or your partner has received their pack and you haven’t, they are distributed in batches that don’t always reflect the postal address or order number.

If you have any specific questions about your pack please visit the FAQs section on our website.


Important travel and parking information for runners

If it’s your first time running Bath, or you are yet to plan your travel for the event, then we suggest you check out our travel and transport information on the event website. Bath has very little city centre parking and we strongly recommend using one of the out of town Park and Ride facilities, or to travel in by train.

You can access details on the Park and Ride facilities here.

To download the latest train timetable for Sunday 1st March click here.

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Let us entertain you...

Thanks to BBC Radio Bristol, runners in this year’s Vitality Bath Half Marathon will be treated to a number of new live music points around the course.

We have teamed up with our BBC radio station to promote local musical talent. Six bands will be playing a selection of their finest tunes on race day in a bid to become crowned the best Vitality Bath Half Marathon band. The band receiving the most votes from runners and spectators will receive an award of £500 and will have the chance to perform live in the BBC Radio Bristol studio.

Make sure you get voting after the race on Sunday 1st March by answering the question about the bands within the post race survey that will be emailed to all participants in the week following the event.

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Virgin Money Giving, the easiest way to raise money for charity

If you haven’t yet started raising money for charity, it’s not too late.

The simplest way to collect money is online, through our official fundraising partner Virgin Money Giving. You can set up a fundraising page in minutes and because they are not-for-profit, more of the money you raise will go to your good cause.

The sooner you set up your page, the more you can raise. So please start fundraising today.

Click here to set-up a VMG fundraising page.

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Show your support for our Diamond Bond Charities

We have many fantastic charities involved in the Vitality Bath Half Marathon and we’d like to point you in the direction of our 11 Diamond Bond charities. There is still plenty of time to show your support for all of these great causes by choosing to raise money for them.

Click here to take a look at the great causes involved.

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Join in with the Family Fun Run and do your bit for Jamie’s Farm

Entries for the popular Family Fun Run are selling fast with many runners raising funds for local charity Jamie’s Farm. The one mile course starts and finishes on Great Pultney Street, providing runners of all age and ability with the opportunity to run the first and last parts of the main half marathon route.

Every entrant receives a free t-shirt and all finishers receive a medal and goody bag.

If you, or any friends or family are thinking of running then don’t delay too much longer.

Click here to enter.

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Brooks Announced as Vitality Bath Half Marathon Sponsor

We’re delighted to welcome Brooks on board as a sponsor of this year’s Vitality Bath Half Marathon. Their involvement will see all finishers receiving a high quality Brooks technical t-shirt to celebrate their achievement.

Click here to find out more about Brooks and see the other great kit they have available.

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