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Vitality BATHALF Family Fun Run Newsletter February 2017

Welcome to our Vitality Bath Half Family Fun Run Newsletter

It is now just over three weeks until race day and Family Fun Run entries are now SOLD OUT. So congratulations in securing an entry to this ever popular event.

We are mailing race packs to all our fun runners and these should be with you by 22 February.

Your race packs will include a race day guide which will contain all the information needed for race day in a handy pocket size. The race pack will also include your Family Fun Run t-shirt, race number and timing chip. Could you please check that the number on the timing chip matches that of the race number and the number printed on the front of the envelope? Please notify us if they do not match.

This year’s official Family Fun Run charity is Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens– we have included some information below about the fantastic work they do. Every year our family fun runners contribute to an enormous fundraising total for the Bath Half. Our runners raised an unbelievable £2.2 million in 2016 – a record breaking figure for the race! You can see some hints and tips to get your fundraising off to a flying start over on our Bath Half Blog

We’ll be in touch again before race day. Good luck with you training and your fundraising

All the best,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director

Our family fun run charity

We are delighted that Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens are the lead charity for the 2017 Bath Half Family Fun Run!

Every day around 11 young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. Despite improving survival rates, cancer is the leading cause of death in children, teenagers and young adults. All the money raised from the Bath Half Family Fun Run will go towards research into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults.  With your help we will find cures and kinder treatments for young people facing cancer. Click here for more information about the race, and here to find out more about the work of Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens


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What happens on race day

The Family Fun Run starts at about 11.20 am, as soon as we can after the start of the half marathon at 11.00 am. Family Fun Runners need to assemble in Edward Street before the half marathon start. You’ll be able to watch the half marathon start from here before being walked into the fun run start by marshals.  You will find venue and route maps in the fold out Race Day Guide in your race pack.

The Family Fun Run is approximately 3/4 of a mile long and on closed traffic-free roads.  It starts in Great Pulteney Street, going down Pulteney Road, turning round at North Parade Road, and returning to the start.

Remember that Fun Run children under the age of 11 years must be accompanied by a responsible paying adult. Parents of unaccompanied older children must ensure their children are accompanied to the start and met at the Fun Run exit in the Runners Village after they have collected their goody bag. Please ensure an adult is there ready to meet them.The best place to watch the Family Fun Run is the south side of Great Pulteney Street near the Holburne Museum end. This is close to the start assembly point in Edward Street, and easy to get to the Fun Run exit in the Runners Village, via Edward Street, Pulteney Mews and the turnstile gate, without having to try and cross the road or go the long way round Grand Parade, North Parade and the Sports Centre.


Travelling on race day

The pocket sized Race Day Guide in your race pack contains important information about travelling into Bath on race day so do read through that when your race pack arrives. More detailed and up to date information can be found on the Travel Information page on our website, and race day updates will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.



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