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Bath Half September 2017 newsletter

Hello and welcome to the second of our regular newsletters to registered entrants in the 2018 Bath Half.

Our entrants’ newsletters contain news and information about race day as well as training tips, fundraising advice and offers and competitions from our retail partners

We’d like to say a big thank you for signing up to run with us on 4 March 2018. The Bath Half has sold out every year since 2000 and we are delighted to see entries flying out of the door again.

With 70% of entries now sold, we anticipate that all general entries will have been snapped up in the next few weeks. Please do let friends, family or colleagues who are considering running that we recommend they enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

With less that six months to go until race day we’d like to wish you well with your Bath Half training. We’ll be back in touch next month with the latest race news and some training tips to keep you on track for a fantastic race in 2018.

All the best,


Andrew Taylor
Race Director

Getting into your Training Groove

We’ve pulled together some handy tips about the thing we suggest all of our 2018 runners start to think about – and that is getting yourself into a running routine. Visit our Bath Half Blog [insert link] to read more about how our motley crew of runners here at Bath Half HQ approach their training.


Finding the right training plan for you

Our 2018 lead charity, Alzheimer’s Society, has some great training plans which they have developed with top running coaches at Running With Us. They have kindly shared these plans with us so that all our Bath Halfers can access them.


Cheers, love and jelly babies at the Bath Half

If you’re new to running the Bath Half then you maybe interested in one of our recent blog posts which will tell you a little about what to expect from the Bath Half course. You can read our Bath Half blog over on our website


Become a Dementia Friend

We are thrilled to have Alzheimer’s Society on board as our Bath Half 2018 Lead Charity.  Alzheimer’s Society tell us that by 2020 over 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK and the Society’s biggest initiative – the Dementia Friends programme – aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. If our Bath Half runners can play a tiny part in helping them achieve this, then we will be exceptionally proud. You can read more about how to become a Dementia Friend here

The choice of Alzheimer’s Society is an emotional one for our Race Director Andrew Taylor whose father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago.

Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer with someone developing the illness every three minutes.

Andrew said: “I’ve seen at first hand the debilitating effect of this condition in the direct impact on my father, and the knock on effect on my mother, the family and friends.

“Dementia has such a devastating impact on so many lives, so I’m delighted the Bath Half can help publicise the invaluable work carried out by Alzheimer’s Society, both in terms of medical research to better understand and find treatments for the condition, and in practical and emotional support for sufferers and their families.”


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Half marathon entrants who notify us of cancellation of their entry – using the ‘Manage My Registration’ on-line portal – before 26th December will be offered the choice of either a free Carry Forward Entry in the following year’s half marathon, or a £15 refund, or a £15 donation on their behalf to the Bath Half Marathon Fund. No refunds can be given after this date.

Cancellation must be notified to us using Manage My Registration

You can read our full cancellation and refund policy here



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