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Travel information for the 2020 Bath Half Marathon

You can download our 2020 Race Day Guide here 

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

Charlotte Street car park and Avon Street car park are both convenient city centre car parks, within 10 mins walk of the Runners Village.  Charlotte Street car park is open throughout the race, access via the rear entrance in Marlborough Buildings.

Avon Street car park is on the course route, so access into and out of this car park will be closed from 9.45am until 2pm.

Manvers Street car park is closed for repairs.

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 an alternative car park where possible.

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

Train Services

Great Western Railway have organised additional services for competitors and spectators on race day.

See their 2020 timetables for race day – Bristol to Bath and Swindon/Westbury to Bath

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

Bath Half Lift Share Scheme

New for 2020, we are pleased to launch our Race Day Lift Share scheme. CLICK HERE for more information.

Arrive early

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.