Frequently Asked Questions


We've put together answers to some of the questions we get asked most often. We hope you find this helpful.
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  • Event Date & Postponement

    New Race Date

    The 2021 Bath Half Marathon has been postponed from 14 March to 5 September 2021

    All half marathon entrants have been sent an email offering to automatically defer your entry to the new date, and setting out alternative entry options – see below

    If you are happy to defer your entry to the new date you don’t need to do anything, this will be done automatically

  • Postponement Options

    When we announced the postponement of the 2021 Bath Half Marathon to 5 September we sent an email to all entrants offering to automatically defer your entry to the new date, and setting out your alternative entry options, which will depend on the type of entry you have purchased :

    If you are happy to defer your entry to the new date you don’t need to do anything, this will be done automatically

    General entrants, Elite & Best for Age entrants and Ballot Applicants can view your alternative entry options and select your prefered options using your RealBuzz account through the ‘Members Hub’

    Charity entrants who don’t want to defer your entry should contact your charity to discuss your entry options

  • RealBuzz 'Members Hub'

    How to access the Realbuzz ‘Members Hub’

    RealBuzz are our entries registration platform. As part of our registration process when you registered your entry you will have automatically set up an account on RealBuzz. To view and select your alternative entry options or to amend your registered details you will need to use your RealBuzz account through their ‘Members Hub’

    Forgotten password or email address

    To login on your RealBuzz ‘Members Hub’ account you need to use the same email address and the same password you used when you originally registered your entry. This is the email address we used when we emailed you to inform you about the postponement and your entry options. If you can’t remember your password, select the ‘Forgot Password?’ option.

    If you have any problems accessing the ‘Members Hub’, please email
    [email protected]

    How to view and select your postponement options 

    1 – General entrants, Elite & Best for Age entrants and Ballot Applicants

    General entrants, Elite & Best for Age entrants and Ballot Applicants can view your entry options using your account on the RealBuzz ‘Members Hub’

    After you login to your account select ‘Upcoming’ to view your upcoming registered events, and select your Bath Half Marathon entry. Then select the ‘Entries’ tab, and ‘Postponement’ at the bottom of the page. You can then select your prefered option
    If you are happy to defer your entry to the new date you don’t need to do anything, this will be done automatically
    2 – Charity entrants
    Charity entrants who don’t want to defer your entry should contact your charity to discuss your entry options
  • Entering the Race

    General Entries for the 2021 Bath Half Marathon are SOLD OUT

    Entries are sold on a first come first served basis and have sold out months before race day every year since 2000

    Charity Entries

    Over 130 charity partners have reserved half marathon entries which they are offering to runners willing to fundraise a minimum amount

    Click HERE for details of charity entries

    Family Fun Run

    Social distancing restrictions on the half marathon may prevent us from staging the Family Fun Run in 2021. We will be making a decision on this later in the year.

    Realbuzz Registration

    Our race entries are managed through Realbuzz. Before you register your race entry you will be invited to create an account with Realbuzz, and you will be able to check and manage your entry through their Members Hub.

    How old must I be to enter the half marathon?

    Half marathon entrants must be 17 years or older on race day.

    Is there a cut off time to complete the half marathon?

    Half marathon entrants need to be able to complete the 13 mile course within 4 hours. Slower runners taking between 3:45 and 4:00 hours will be asked to run on the pavement in the later stages of the race as sections of road are reopened to traffic, but marshals, drink stations and medical teams will remain in post until the last runner has passed. Runners who fail to make good progress by the time they reach key points will be turned back to the finish, and not allowed to proceed for the full distance.

  • Ballot Applications

    To ensure a COVID-secure event we are provisionally halving the number of general entries at the 2021 Bath Half

    As our event plans develop or if the COVID situation improves we hope to be able to release a further 5,000 general entries, and we will do this by ballot.

    Click HERE for details of the ballot

  • BATHALF 2021 a COVID-Secure event

    The safety of runners, spectators, charities, volunteers and local residents remains our number one priority at the BATHALF

    We are working with Bath & North East Somerset Council and their public health team and other stakeholders to deliver the 2021 Bath Half as a COVID-secure event whilst ensuring the safety of runners, spectators, charities, volunteers and local residents – in accordance with government and public health guidelines.

    For details of the measures we will be putting in place CLICK HERE

  • Cancellations, Transfers, Deferrals & Refunds

    For entrants who need to withdraw from the race, or cancel your entry see our CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS, DEFERRALS & REFUNDS page

  • 'Virtual' BATHALF 2020

    Bath Half Marathon and Family Fun Run entrants who decided not to attend the BATHALF 2020 event out of concern about the coronavirus were able to complete the ‘Virtual’ BATHALF and to earn their 2020 finisher medal and T-shirt

    CLICK HERE for details of the ‘Virtual’ BATHALF 2020

    The Virtual Bath Half closed on 15th April 2020

  • Where can I see my 2020 race results?

    Results for the 2020 Bath Half can be found on our RESULTS page

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