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Travel information for the 2020 Bath Half Marathon
Travel arrangements for the 2020 Bath Half Marathon will be confirmed shortly, but are likely to be largely unchanged from previous years – except that the course will be diverted around Avon Street car park due to development works on the Bath Quays site
Our 2019 Race Day Guide contains information about travelling and parking on last year’s race day. Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge, or use the link below to download
Click HERE to download our 2019 race Day Guide
Park and Ride
We anticipate that Bath & North East Somerset Council’s three Park & Ride services will be operating on race day on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. Newbridge Park & Ride (which is on the course route) will be closed during the race from 9.45am to about 2.00pm.
Alternatively you can take the worry out of your parking arrangements by reserving a pre-bookable Park & Ride and hospitality service from the Bath Racecourse.
City Centre Parking
City centre car parks will be accessible throughout the event – except for Avon Street car park – using the signposted diversion route via Cleveland Bridge, Walcot Street and the ‘bus gate’ (which is suspended for race day).
Due to on-going development work on the Bath Quay site, the course route will be diverted again this year around Avon Street and Corn Street.
City centre car parks will be busy, both for competitor and spectator parking (city centre hotels are full on race day) and displaced residents parking from the course route (and access routes). So allow extra time for your journey and plan a couple of alternative car parks.
Please note that there is no parking at Bath Sports & Leisure Centre or Bath Cricket Club.
Live parking updates for city centre car parks are available on www.bathcarparks.co.uk
We anticipate that Great Western Railway will organise additional services for competitors and spectators on race day.
Please note : There might 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 that they will need to travel earlier to get to the event.
Scheduled Bus Services
There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day. Further details of the amended services will be published on the Travel West website closer to the event – CLICK HERE
Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 13,000 of you will be setting off from Great Pulteney Street at 11.00am and the atmosphere in the Runners Village beforehand is great. Arrive early to have chance to soak it up – and please bring an old warm top that you don’t mind discarding as you start the race. Most of our ‘regular’ runners know to arrive at the Village before 9.00am. Our help desk will be open from 8.00am. At 10.00am we open the half marathon start pens as takes up to an hour to filter up from the Runners Village into the start pens.