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BATHALF Family Fun Run Newsletter - 16 March


It’s finally here!

Our crew and contractors are 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!

The latest race day news can be found on our website. Any urgent announcements will be put on this site and also our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Have a great day,

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Arrive nice and early

Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 15,000 runners will be setting off from Great Pulteney Street at 11am and the atmosphere in the runners’ village beforehand is great. Arrive early to have chance to soak it up. Many of our runners arrive at the village by 8.30am. Our help desk will be open from 8am. At 10am we will open the start pens and begin the task of getting you all into place ready for the start.

We urge all runners and their supporters to check transport services with their provider before they travel. If you’re driving we suggest that you use Park & Ride, getting their early, checking city centre car park locations in case Park and Ride is full when you arrive. You can see more about travelling to the race on our website


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


BANES - Sugar Smart Campaign

The SUGAR SMART Team will be at the Runners Village on race day. Please pop along to find out more about the campaign, take part in a SUGAR SMART drinks challenge and have a chance to speak to one of campaign members for top tips on how to reduce your sugar intake. Organisations and settings that have taken part in the campaign have been reviewing their food and drink offer, promoting lower sugar alternatives, creating displays and running quizzes, among much more! It is not too late to join the campaign, and so please do get in touch if you represent an organisation or setting that would like to take part:


JustGiving makes it easy to support your charity

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.


Keeping in touch

Our Bath Half mobile site is now live. The mobile site address is or you can find the mobile site via our main site (when you arrive on our website you will be asked whether you would like to view the mobile version). We will also be updating our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages throughout the day and will post any important announcements on these pages and on our website and race day mobile site.

For any queries that are not answered on our website, please visit the Information Tent in the centre of the Runners Village at Bath Sports & Leisure centre. Opening times:

Saturday 16 March – 10am – 4pm 

Sunday 17 March – Open from 8am



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