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 and details of charity partners who would love your support
All the best
| || 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. More >
| || 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. More >
| || Why 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
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS More >
| || Join Team CLIC Sargent |
Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer.
We want to ensure all young cancer patients and their families receive the support they need from CLIC Sargent, for as long as they need it.
And that’s where we need you… run the Bath Half Marathon for CLIC Sargent and the money you raise might give a family a place to stay near a hospital during cancer treatment. It might make sure there’s always someone to listen on the tough days. However it’s used, that money will make a powerful difference.
Join Team CLIC Sargent and you’ll get:
– Dedicated training support and all the fundraising help and support you need
– A snazzy CLIC Sargent running vest
– A well-deserved post-race massage
– The loudest of cheers on race day, and much more
Join our team now or contact our Sports and Challenge Events team on 0845 602 4770 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like any more information. More >
| || Join Team Guide Dogs |
Imagine a world where people with sight loss are never left out of life. A world where being blind or partially sighted isn’t what defines you. A world with enough support to make the challenges of sight loss no barrier to fulfilling hopes and dreams.
Join Team Guide Dogs at the Bath Half Marathon and help us make this world a reality!
We’ll be with you every step of the way from fundraising and training support, to our VIP post-race reception – where you’ll have the chance to recharge after your run and meet some of our guide dogs in training for some well-deserved puppy cuddles!
Make your half marathon count and run it for Guide Dogs, helping us support thousands of people across the UK facing life with sight loss.
Join the team here! More >
| || Join Team Marie Curie |
Want to take part in this thrilling race AND raise money for people living with a terminal illness in the UK?
Marie Curie are here for people living with a terminal illness. We offer care & support every step of the way to help get the most from the time they have left. Your support helps our nurses bring light in the darkest hours.
Join Team Marie Curie and get an exclusive running top, dedicated training guides, fundraising support and the most passionate supporters on the course!
Find out more here More >
| || 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 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 More >
| || 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 More >
| || 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
ENTER NOW More >
| || 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 More >