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BATHALF Family Fun Run entrants newsletter

With just 10 days to go until race day we’ve been watching runners battling through the unsettled weather pounding the streets of Bath getting final training and long runs under your belt before tapering ahead of the big day

We’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. The current showering and blustery weather looks likely to continue up to race day!

In the meantime we’ve got some important news to share with you and an update on public transport

All the best

Andrew Taylor

Race Director

Eliminating single use plastic at the BATHALF

This year we are encouraging runners to bring your own reusable water bottle to the event, your favourite bottle which you use during your training.

We will be providing bottled water after the finish, but in future years we will be replacing this with cupped water.  This year we are also providing a water refill point before the start in the Runners Village for runners wanting to refill your own bottle.

This is the first step of our journey to remove single use plastic and bottled drinks at our event by 2021.

At the BATHALF we’ve always worked hard to improve the sustainability of our event. We have achieved recycling rates of 69-86% for each of the last 5 years. In the next couple of years we will be working with our runners, our suppliers, our volunteers and contractors to develop new processes and products to replace single use plastic


Travel update

For race weekend travel arrangements, including trains, buses and parking, see our TRAVEL INFORMATION webpage

There will be engineering work between Bristol and Taunton on race day. For customers travelling to Bath from Bristol and Taunton it will mean a bus to Bristol Temple Meads for a train onwards to Bath.  GWR are advising customers that journey times will be extended and recommending you allow extra time to get to the event


Use your place to fundraise for British Heart Foundation

Join the BHF Champions’ Team (our official lead charity) and help beat heartbreak for Bath.

When you use your place to run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You run to fund research that helps to keep families together.

So SIGN UP TO THE TEAM TODAY and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, we can beat heartbreak forever.


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