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Travel information for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon

Travel arrangements for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon are largely unchanged from previous years.

Our 2019 Race Day Guide contains information about travelling and parking on 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

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, using the signposted diversion route via Cleveland Bridge, Walcot Street and the ‘bus gate’ (which is suspended for race day).

Following completion of the highways alterations around the Bath Quay site, we will be returning to the original half marathon route along Green Park, so we won’t have to close Avon Street car park this year.

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

Train Services

Great Western Railway have organised 18 additional services for competitors and spectators on race day.

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

Please note : There will 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

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.