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2016 Vitality Bath Half Marathon - post race newsletter

Many congratulations to everyone who completed Sunday’s Vitality Bath Half Marathon,

The sun shone on us and it was a wonderful day. Thank you so much for all your fantastic comments and messages about race day – we have really been overwhelmed by these and we do appreciate you taking the time to contact us.

The Bath Half is always a special race but with the great weather, a new course record in the men’s race, a record number of charities taking part in the day, and the crowds of wonderful spectators lining the route, well, it really made Sunday’s race seem particularly special.

Thank you to all our runners. We feel very privileged to share those special moments as you cross the line – achieving personal goals – and for many of you making a huge difference to others through your fundraising. We expect this year to be a record breaking year for our charities and we will update you on a final figure when we have it.

We will be opening entries for the 2017 race in the next couple of days and will email you when entries are open. Next year’s race will take place on Sunday 12 March.

Recover well!

All the best,


Andrew Taylor
Race Director

Race Report & Race Results

A day of records and achievements was a fitting celebration of our race’s 35th year. You can read our race report in full here:
The results for both the Half Marathon and the Family Fun Run can be seem on our website


Race Day Video

You can relive the 2016 Bath Half already with this fantastic race day video from our good friends at Suited and Booted Studios. See if you can watch it without having a little moment. We couldn’t!


Personalise your medal with an iTaB

Personalise your fantastic Vitality Bath Half Marathon finishers medal with an iTaB. If you ordered your iTaB whilst entering the race, you don’t need to do anything, just wait for your iTaB to arrive in the post, it’s as easy as that! If you still need to order your iTaB, engraved with your name and finish time, just click here


Marathon Photos - our official race photographer

Our Official Race Photographer Marathon Photos offer a range of photo options from the 2016 Vitality Bath Half, including prints and ready-to-print digital images, video clips and certificates. Their photographs of Sunday are now online and you can search by typing in your name or race number. The photos are also be available via the Find Your Photos tab on our Facebook page.


A message from our 2016 Lead Charity

A huge congratulations to everyone who ran on Sunday and a massive thank you all our #TeamMacmillan runners. We’ve already received an incredible £150,000 and more money is coming in every day. This could pay for a Macmillan nurse for 3 years, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. You guys are amazing.

Places for 2017 are open now and we’d love to welcome you to our team. We’ll support you all the way to the finish line.


Battle of the Bands

A big thank you goes to all the bands who gave their time for free to support the event. We’ve had some fantastic feedback already from runners about the music around the course and we’d love you to vote for your favourite band here


Running Awards

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Vitality Bath Half Marathon in the 2016 Running Awards. We are delighted to have made the shortlist in the half marathon category! The second stage of voting is now open and you can vote for us to win in the the half marathon category from now until 20 April 2016


Bath Rugby Foundation Ireland Cycle ride

The Giant Cause Bike Ride 12th – 18th June 2016. Join us on the challenge of a lifetime – Cycling 700km from Cork in the South of Ireland to Giant’s Causeway in the North. A 5-day supported and guided cycling challenge (Cycling 13th – 17th June) in aid of the Bath Rugby Foundation, including accommodation, transfers, mechanical support and group training rides. Accompanied by several former Bath players and 1 or 2 current players. For further details see the Bath Rugby Foundation website or email


Advance Ticket Access to London 2017

Next summer, two athletics world championships will descend on London making it the biggest event held in the Olympic stadium since London 2012. You have the chance to get your hands on tickets before they go on-sale to the wider general public. All you need to do is register your details by 31 March 2016. Don’t miss out!


Run in the footsteps of champions at the World Half in Cardiff – entries still available!

On Saturday 26th March the world’s best distance runners, including Mo Farah will be descending on the Welsh Capital to compete alongside a mass race of 20,000 – where runners of all ages and abilities can run in the same race at the same time as the world’s best!

Earn your very own World Championship medal and adidas finishers t-shirt on a flat and fast course, perfect for beginners or World Champions. EXCLUSIVE £10 DISCOUNT FOR BATH HALF RUNNERS – Select general entry and enter the code BATHHALF at the checkout.



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