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Vitality Bath Half Entrants' Newsletter - December 2015

Hello and welcome to the December edition of our Vitality Bath Half 2016 entrants’ newsletter,

We are delighted to have sold almost our general public entries for the 2016 race and expect that the remaining handful of places will be sold out in the next few days. Thank you for signing up to run, we’re delighted you’ll be joining us and 14,999 other runners on Sunday 13 March 2016.

We have a record number of reserved charity places for next year’s race, but many of our charities are also reporting their places are already filled.

As our attention now turns to preparing for race day we know that our runners are beginning to tun their attention to their half marathon training. With this in mind we have asked friend of the Bath Half, Martin Yelling, to prepare some training plans for our runners. Find one to suit your current running level on our website.

Bath Half runners raised a record sum of over £2.1 million at this year’s race. This makes the Bath Half one of the most important events in the British sporting calendar for over 100 local, regional, national and international charities and over 30 local community volunteer groups which raise invaluable income through the event.

Now that you have your own place, please consider raising money for one of our official race charities. Some of their details can be found in this newsletter, and some on our website.


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All the best,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director

Photo of Martin Yelling running Training Plans

Martin Yelling is a former elite athlete with a PhD in physical activity and health promotion and is the founder and co presenter of the UK’s number 1 running podcast ‘Marathon Talk’. His 14-week training plans for Bath Half runners are designed for beginner, improver and advanced runners, so we hope you will find something that suits the stage you are at in your half marathon journey.


Please vote for us in the 2016 Running Awards

We’re up for a running award, and we need your help to make the top 12 shortlist in the 2016 Running Awards half marathon category!

If you love the Bath Half then please vote for us by midnight this Friday 4th December.

Voting is free, quick and simple, just go to the Running Awards website , scroll to near the end of the list and place your vote for the Vitality Bath Half Marathon.


Let the preparation begin

Whether you’re looking for tips on running during the winter months, or details on local running groups and clubs, then visit the support section of our website. We’ll be adding to this section as the weeks tick by.


Join Team Cancer Research UK

Running the Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2016? Why not make your experience more rewarding and join Team Cancer Research UK! When the training gets tough the knowledge that you’re raising money for a great cause is sure to get you back on track!

Wear our running vest and benefit from bespoke training plans, fundraising advice, amazing on the day cheering support and a post-race reception. CRUK is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. Join our team and start fundraising today!


Join Team Alzheimer’s Society

Join us at the Bath Half Marathon and be part of a team making a real difference to people living with dementia. We’ll be with you all the way; from the moment you sign up to the finish line. You’ll receive a running top, fundraising support, training plans and advice from our expert coaches as well as the biggest cheers on the day and an invitation to our marquee for some well-earned refreshments after the race.

Make your place count. Join Team Alzheimer’s Society today and help us fight for a world without dementia. Contact us on 0330 333 0804 or


Involve the rest of the family in your Bath Half day

Entries to our popular family fun run are now open. The Family Fun Run is open to entrants of all ages and abilities. It starts and finishes under the Half Marathon gantry in Great Pulteney Street, after the start of the half marathon. There is a free t-shirt for every entrant and a medal and goody bag to all finishers. Our official family fun run charity is the Bath Rugby Foundation


Cancellation & Refund Policy

We offer a partial refund of £10 (or a £10 credit towards an entry for the 2017 Vitality Bath Half) to half marathon applicants who cancel their entry before the date we start to process our race pack mail out on 26th December 2015. After 26th December 2015 we offer a guaranteed place in the 2017 half marathon (you still have to pay the discounted on-line entry fee) if you notify us of your withdrawal and return your race number and IPICO timing chip to us before race day. Half Marathon and Fun Run entries are personally registered to the entrant and cannot be transferred to another runner. Cancellation and refund requests must be made using our online cancellation form.


Postal address details

If you’ve moved house since you registered your entry, 26th December is the final date for notifying us of any change in your registered postal address for your race pack. Please notify us using our website contact form.

After this date you’ll need to make arrangements to either re-direct or collect post from your old address.



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