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2017 Vitality Bath Half Family Fun Run - Race Week Newsletter

Hello and welcome to you Bath Half Family Fun Run race week newsletter,

Our crew and contractors are now on site at the Runners’ Village working flat out to make sure you have a brilliant race day. We can’t wait to see you all here on Sunday morning!

This year’s official Family Fun Run charity is Cancer Research UK  Kids & Teens. We have included some information below from this fantastic charity and also about our official Vitality Bath Half fundraising partner JustGiving , which you can use for any last minute fundraising.

The latest race day news can be found on our website (there is also a mobile site for any of you using smart phones on the day – Any urgent announcements will be put on this site and also our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Wishing you all the best for a great race day!

From all of us at Bath Half HQ

Message from our family fun run charity partner

Not long until Family Fun Run Time!  For the first time ever the event will help towards vital research into children’s cancers through your fundraising for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens. We really appreciate your support and  wish you the best of luck for event day! Look out for our mascot ‘the shoe’ at the start line and we look forward to seeing you there and at our marquee for a drink and nibbles afterwards.

Despite improving survival rates, cancer is the leading cause of death in children, teenagers and young adults. Make your Family Fun Run count and raise money to find new, better and  kinder treatments. It’s not too late to give your fundraising a big push before event day.

Every step you take, big or small, will help us beat cancer sooner.


A family ready to run the family race What happens on race day?

The Family Fun Run starts after the start of the Half Marathon. Family Fun Runners need to assemble in Edward Street.  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.

Remember that Fun Run children 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 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 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.


JustGiving makes it easy to support your chairty

JustGiving makes raising money simple and fun. You can set up an online page in a few quick steps and instantly spread the word via email and social media. JustGiving will also send your donations directly to your chosen charity so all you need to worry about is your enjoying taking part in the Bath Half Family Fun Run.



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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