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Bath Half 2015 Entrants' Newsletter - June 2014

Hello and welcome to the first of our 4-weekly newsletters to registered entrants in the 2015 Vitality BATHALF, bringing you news of the event right up to race day and beyond, plus training tips, fundraising advice, offers and competitions from our retail partners.

Entries for this year’s Vitality BATHALF are selling very fast. The race has sold out each year since 2000, so if you have friends or family or work colleagues who are interested we’d recommend they enter now to avoid disappointment.

Race Charities
We are delighted to welcome our featured race charities for next year’s race :
• Teenage Cancer Trust – Lead Charity
• Bath Rugby Community Foundation – Local Charity
• RUH Forever Friends Appeal – Featured Appeal
• Jamie’s Farm – Family Fun Run Charity
• Laureus – Series Charity

We will be providing information on these valuable causes in future newsletters

Pru Vitality – New Title Sponsors
We are also delighted to announce Pru Vitality as new title sponsors of the 2015 Vitality BATHALF, and our inclusion in the Vitality Run Series, which aims to encourage participation for all runners, experienced and beginners, and to create a vibrant community based around many of the nation’s best-loved running events.

It’s a great endorsement of the event to be included in this new national road race series, and Vitality have exciting plans to provide additional benefits and opportunities for our runners

Good luck with your BATHALF training. With just under 9 months to go, you’ve got plenty of time to start a structured training plan building up slowly and steadily to make your race day experience a positive one.

All the best,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director, Vitality Bath Half Marathon

Man running Oxford Half Vitality Oxford Half Marathon - try our 'sister event' this autumn

Entries are now open for the 2014 OXFORD HALF on Sunday 12th October
including :

• 6,000 entries
• Scenic course with stadium start and finish
• Mini Cowley Plant
• One-lap of the Roger Bannister Iffley Road track
• Through the city centre past historic colleges
• Christ Church Meadow and Thames Trail path past college boathouses
• Sold out in 2013

The management of this popular road race has been taken over by the team behind the Bath Half Marathon, with a vision to develop it into one of the top road races in the south of England, a ‘sister event’ to the Spring BATHALF.



Keep up to date

You can keep up to date with preparations and the latest BATHALF chatter on Facebook and Twitter. We love to hear from our runners about how you’re getting on with your preparations for the big day.


Update your address details

If your details have changed since you registered your race entry you’ll need to notify us of your change of postal address, maiden name, email address, estimated finishing time or club details using our ON-LINE ENQUIRY FORM.



Cancellation and refund policy

We offer a refund of £10 (or a £10 credit towards an entry for the 2016 Bath Half) to applicants who cancel their half marathon entry before the 26th December 2014 when we start to process our race pack mail-out. If you cancel your entry after 26th December we can offer you a guaranteed place in the 2016 race (you still have to pay the discounted on-line entry fee) if you notify us of your withdrawal and return your race pack (including your timing chip) to us before race day. Race entries are personally registered to the entrant and cannot be transferred to another runner. We cannot offer refunds for Family Fun Run entries. Cancellation & refund requests must be made using our on-line Cancellation Notification Form



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