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BATHALF entrants newsletter

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

Just a reminder, if you have friends or family looking for charity places in the half marathon, or places in the Family Fun Run, the closing date is 6th February

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 important information about our race pack mailouts, as well as tips for maximising your charity fundraising

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Bishop Fleming's record-breaking corporate team !

Our title partners, leading professional services firm Bishop Fleming, have an extra reason to celebrate in their centenary year.   Team BF100 will be the largest corporate team ever entered for the Bath Half !

Partner Andrew Sandiford said: ‘Engagement in the Bath Half by our own people has far exceeded our expectations – with over a hundred entrants, nearly a quarter of our workforce taking part from all our seven offices, plus many guests and clients. We are delighted to be bringing such a large team to the event for what promises to be an excellent day and a major activity in our year-long centenary programme’.

Team BF100 are aiming to raise £20,000 at the BATHALF, as part of their £100,000 centenary fundraising target.

Bishop Fleming will also be giving away £100 each to 20 lucky runners’ charities. Look for more details on social media closer to race day.

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Bath College sponsors this year’s Family Fun Run

We are delighted to welcome Bath College as sponsors of this year’s Family Fun Run.

College students and staff will also be providing massage services for runners, both on race day itself in the heart of the Runner’s Village, and from the Spa centre at their Bath campus before and after the race.

A team of volunteers from Bath College students have also worked in the goody bag area at the Bath Half Marathon for a number of years.

Laurel Penrose, Principal and CEO of Bath College said ‘We are delighted to be sponsoring the Bath Half Family Fun Run this year. We know what an important event this is to the Bath Community and as a college with our roots in the heart of the city, we feel this is a fantastic partnership’.

‘Also having our Sport, Complementary Therapy and Beauty students running the Marathon Massage Tent is a wonderful opportunity for them to gain more experience, whilst also showcasing their skills to the community.’

Further information, including booking details to follow shortly.

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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
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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 December 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 in 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

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Training Plans

Following a structured training plan will improve your performance and enjoyment of race day

Check out the Runner Support section on the BATHALF website to find winter training tips, training plans and details of local running groups

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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


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Cancellation and Refund Policy

After 10th December 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 August

For further details see our Cancellations and Refunds page

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