Vitality Bath Half Entrants' Newsletter - October 2015
Hello and welcome to our October Vitality Bath Half newsletter.
There’s no denying that the clock change signals a different flavour to our running – with less daylight hours and colder temperatures we are bringing out some more layers as well as our high-vis gear.
Do think about your safety and consider whether you’re visible enough. We saw a great picture on Twitter this morning of one of our runners wearing some fantastic looking LED arm bands. It’s really important that drivers can see you – it could save your life. Wear reflective items on your arms and legs – moving parts are easier to see, and consider wearing a flashing light and a head torch.
Entries to the 2016 race are still available – but we do usually sell out within the next month. If you have a colleague, friend or family member that is thinking about running, then now is the time to twist their arm and bag yourself a training partner for the winter months!
We’ll be in touch again next month with training plans to help get you race fit for Sunday 13 March 2016.
You can keep up to date with preparations and the latest Bath Half chatter on Facebook and Twitter.
Layer up, stay safe and enjoy your Autumn running.
All the best
| || Battle of the Bands - Applications now open! |
The Bath Half Battle of the Bands is a great opportunity for local bands, groups and singers to showcase their talent to our 15,000 runners Read more >
Anyone interested in being considered needs to apply by contacting Dave Box by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about themselves and any links to their music or songs. The application deadline is 31st October 2015.
| || Charity fundraising record figures in 2015 |
We are very proud to announce that 2015 was a record breaking year for us – with our runners raising over £2.1 million for charity. Charity runners raised an impressive average £454 per person, the second highest average amount for any road race in the UK alongside the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London, and after the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Over 110 official charities are involved with the Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2016 and runners can apply to run for their chosen charity by contacting the charities’ events teams directly. Please visit our website for a list of all the 2016 charities. Read more >
| || Running Groups and Clubs |
As the weeks start to tick by and race day approaches, joining a running group or club can really help keep you motivated and offer tips and knowledge as you prepare for the Bath Half. We have put together a list of local groups and clubs in the Bath & Bristol area. If you want to let us know about other groups and clubs in your area then please get in touch via our Facebook and Twitter pages, and we can help spread the word about those too. Read more >
| || Happy Birthday Bath Skyline Parkrun |
We’d like to wish the Bath Skyline Parkrun a very happy first birthday. The start up costs for the event were funded by a grant from our Bath Half Marathon Fund, thanks to the generous donations of entrants at this year’s BATHALF. We were delighted to be able to help set up this fantastic weekly 5k run and are delighted that it is going strong one year on. Well done to everyone who has volunteered to make it a success and to all the runners who turn up each Saturday morning. If you’re not familiar with the parkrun phenomenon then we recommend you get your barcode and give it a whirl. Read More >
| || Run for Send A Cow |
Gained your own place in the Vitality Bath Half 2016? Use it to transform lives by running for Send a Cow. It doesn’t matter if this is your first run, or you’re a seasoned pro. By joining our team every stride you take will make a difference. 220 million people go hungry in Africa every single day. Together we can help change that.
Send a Cow works alongside some of Africa’s poorest people to ensure that they have the training, seeds and livestock to grow enough food and lift themselves out of poverty – for good. Run the Bath Half in March in support of Send a Cow and you can help stamp out hunger in Africa!
You’ll receive lots of fundraising support plus your very own cow print running vest to help you stand out from the crowd. Read More >
| || Update your address details |
If your details have changed since you registered your race entry you’ll need to notify us of your change of postal address, maiden name, email address, estimated finishing time or club details using our on-line enquiry form.
| || Cancellation and refund policy |
We offer a refund of £10 (or a £10 credit towards an entry for the 2017 Bath Half) to applicants who cancel their half marathon entry before the 26th December 2015 when we start to process our race pack mail-out.
If you cancel your entry after 26th December we can offer you a guaranteed place in the 2017 race (you still have to pay the discounted on-line entry fee) if you notify us of your withdrawal and return your race pack (including your timing chip) to us before race day.
Race entries are personally registered to the entrant and cannot be transferred to another runner. We cannot offer refunds for Family Fun Run entries. Cancellation & refund requests must be made using our on-line Cancellation Notification Form.