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BATHALF Entrants newsletter - 14 March

With just 3 days until race day our crew and contractors have been battling the stormy weather and we are pleased to report the site build in the Runners Village is progressing well.

We are glad to see the forecast is currently for better weather on Sunday. But we suggest runners be prepared in case it’s wet or cold, and bring an old hoodie with you to keep you warm and dry before the start which you can drop on the side of the start pen and our contractors will collect for recycling by British Heart Foundation. If you don’t have an old hoodie, pop into your local charity shop and buy one !

Also be sure to pack a warm top in your kit bag to pop on after the finish.

In the meantime we’ve got some more news to share with you about our new tracking App and last minute charity fundraising tips

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Tracking App

This year we are introducing a free downloadable App allowing supporters to track runners’ progress around the course and predict estimated finishing times using additional intermediate chip timing points at 5km, 10km, 15km and 20km.

This is a trial of new technology specifically designed to cope with the 2-lap course at the Bath Half, and dependent on availability of internet access.

The Active Experience App features an interactive course map for your friends and family to track your progress around the route and can be downloaded via the links below:

Google play – Active Experience App

iTunes – Active Experience App

The mile and 5km markers will be on the left kerb on the first lap as you run, and the on the right kerb on the second lap.


Race Day Nutrition

If you haven’t given much thought to your nutrition plan for race day, HIGH5 have put together a simple nutrition guide for you to follow.

Getting your sports nutrition right will help you go faster, further and most importantly you’ll have more fun!

On top of this, to help you on race day; we have teamed up with HIGH5 to provide you with sports nutrition on course. HIGH5 create nutritious products with amazing natural flavours. At the BATHALF you will be provided Energy Gel Aqua at the on-course feed station.


Win £100 towards your charity fundraising

Bishop Fleming, title partner of the Bath Half, has pledged to help 20 runners with their fundraising efforts by giving them a chance to win £100 for their chosen charity.  Celebrating it’s centenary this year, Bishop Fleming has set an ambitious fundraising target of £100,000 in 2019, the firm has also created a £2,000 fund, which it will allocate to the charities of 20 runners.

To be in with a chance to win £100 for your chosen charity, all you need to do is share a selfie over social media with details of which charity you are running for and why, using the hashtag #BF100.

Click for more info & terms and conditions


Fundraising for charity?

We are hoping that 2019 will be another record year for charity fundraising at the BATHALF. If you are running for charity and haven’t set up your fundraising page, don’t worry, there is still time! Set up a JustGiving page for a cause you care about in just a couple of clicks.

When it comes to maximising your fundraising, every share counts. We know that most successful fundraisers share their page more than 15 times so JustGiving have developed Shareables to help fundraisers create engaging and personalised content to promote their page – from milestones to thanking, there’s something for every fundraiser.  

Click here to get started


Post Race Massage

This year, we are delighted to have the Bath College Massage Tent in the Runners Village. Pop by after you’ve completed the race to get a massage to ease your leg muscles. The students will ease your pain for a small fee (£5), donating to Bloodwise charity. No booking necessary.

The college are also offering a post-event hot stone massage in their Spa facilities in the Academy at their City Centre Campus, on Wednesday 20th March, where Sport, Beauty, Spa and Complementary Therapies students will give your legs some extra care for just £10.

To book your Wednesday post-event massage, please call The Academy on 01225 328511 and pick one of two sessions: 1.15pm or 2.30pm.


Race Pack queries

From today, the office is closed for email and phone enquiries as we transfer operations to the Runners Village.

For all race pack queries please see the information on our website Race Pack Information

Or come to the Information Tent in the centre of the Runners Village at Bath Sports Centre on North Parade Road BA2 4ET. Opening hours:

Sat 16 March – 10am – 4pm

Sun 17 March – Opens 8am

We charge a £15.00 replacement Half Marathon Race Pack fee (if you want to move forward to a faster start bay, or if you’ve moved house (without notifying us), or if you’ve lost or damaged your original half marathon race pack of if you entered an incorrect address. Payment can be made at the Information Tent by card, cash or cheque.

There is no charge for replacing a race pack which is mislaid or damaged by Royal Mail – assuming you correctly entered your postal address.



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