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Bath Half Family Fun Run Newsletter

Welcome to our Bath Half Family Fun Run Newsletter.

It is now less than three weeks until race day and places to the Family Fun Run sold out weeks ago. Thank you for signing up to what is going to be our biggest Family Fun Run yet!

Race packs are now in the post to all Family Fun Run entrants, and these should be with you by 16 February. Your race pack will include a handy pocket sized race day guide containing all the information you should need for race day, plus your T-shirt, race number and timing chip. Could you please check that the number on the front of your race pack matches your race number and the number on the small envelope containing your timing chip ? Please notify us if they do not match.

This year’s official Family Fun Run charity is the Bath Half Community Fund. Set up in 2003, the Bath Half Marathon Community Fund uses donations from Bath Half entrants to provide cash grants to smaller charities and voluntary groups within Bath & North East Somerset. All money raised at this year’s Family Fun Run will support a really important local campaign –  Action Against Child Poverty. You can read more about this campaign, and how to raise money for it below.

Every year our family fun runners contribute to an enormous fundraising total for the Bath Half. Our runners raised an unbelievable £2.2m million in 2017 – 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

The Action Against Child Poverty Campaign

The Bath Half Marathon Community Fund are very proud to support the Action Against Child Poverty Campaign campaign. The campaign was launched by St John’s Foundation with a coalition of partner organisations last year, after local authority statistics revealed that one in five children in Bath were living in poverty, particularly in Twerton as well as Southdown, Abbey and Odd Down. The campaign aims to reduce child deprivation and poverty by 50% over the next four years.

Please help us to reduce child poverty in Bath by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving

All monies raised will go direct to St John’s Foundation to support organisations delivering programmes and initiatives working to tackle child poverty in Bath and North East Somerset


Just Giving makes raising money simple

Go the extra mile and raise money for a cause you care about with JustGiving. Set up an online fundraising page in a few quick steps and spread the word instantly via email and social media.


Race day - what happens when?

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 Run entrants are asked 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 Family Fun Run entrants 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 Family 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 Family 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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