Info for Local Residents and Businesses


The Bath Half is brilliantly supported every year by local residents and businesses. We are so grateful for this support. Details regarding road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures can be all found here
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Changes for 2021

We anticipate having to make significant changes to the race in 2021 to accomodate COVID restrictions.  Details will be published shortly

For specific enquiries about race weekend arrangements please get in touch

Unless otherwise stated all restrictions apply only to Sunday 5th September 2021

  • Scheduled Bus Services

    There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day.  Full details of the amended services will be published closer to the event date on the Travelwest website.

  • Footpath Closures

    Details of the footpath closures for the 2021 Bath Half will be published closer to the event.

    In recent years we have had to implement footpath closures at narrower sections of the course where runners spill onto the pavement, and to avoid crowd congestion in streets adjacent to the start and finish in Great Pulteney Street.

    In 2021 we anticipate also having to introduce further closures to manage crowd numbers and to avoid congestion in other more popular spectators locations on the course route.

  • Course Route Road Closures and Parking Suspensions

    Details of the course route road closures and parking suspensions for the 2021 Bath Half will be published closer to the event.

    Road closures and parking suspensions will be introduced on the course route.

    By order of Bath & North East Somerset Council the road closures will apply to all vehicles, except blue light emergency services and authorised event contractors. To ensure the safety of competitors and staff, no other exemptions can be permitted during the closure period. Closure points will be staffed by event volunteers and contractors, supported by Avon & Somerset Police. Breach of an authorised road closure is an offence and will be prosecuted.

    Diversion routes around the closures will be signposted to the north and south of the city.

    Residents in ‘landlocked’ streets needing to use their cars are advised to park outside the restricted area and walk to their property.

    Parking suspensions (or ‘No Waiting’ restrictions) will apply to all vehicles, including disabled parking.  Effected vehicles will be removed by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractor and released on payment of a £70 penalty charge notice and £105 towaway charge.  Phone 01225 448025 for vehicle collection.

  • Access Routes Parking Suspensions and Traffic Management

    Details of the access routes parking suspensions and traffic management for the 2021 Bath Half will be published closer to the event.

    Parking suspensions and temporary traffic arrangements will also be introduced on designated access routes for local light vehicle traffic, and diverted buses and emergency services.

    Parking suspensions (or ‘No Waiting’ restrictions) will apply to all vehicles, including disabled parking.  Effected vehicles will be removed by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractor and released on payment of a £70 penalty charge notice and £105 towaway charge.  Phone 01225 448025 for vehicle collection

  • Advance Warning and Diversion Routes

    Advance warning signs will be erected on all effected streets and parking bays for 4 weeks before the event. Leaflets will also be delivered to all residential and business properties along the course route, venue streets and access routes.

    Diversion routes will be signposted around the north and south of the city, and into the city centre.

  • Arrangements for Streets Adjacent to the Race Start and Finish in Great Pulteney Street

    Details of arrangements for streets adjacent to the Race Start and Finish in Great Pulteney Street for the 2021 Bath Half will be published closer to the event.

    Great Pulteney Street and William Street

    In previous years all parking has been suspended along the south side of Great Pulteney Street and on both sides of William Street from midday on Saturday until 18.30hrs on Sunday to allow construction of the start/finish on Saturday, reducing the number of noisy construction and deliveries early on Sunday morning.

    Venue Streets

    Road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures will be introduced on the streets adjacent to Great Pulteney Street

    Additional parking suspensions will apply along the south side of Great Pulteney Street and both sides of William Street to allow erection of event infrastructure – from midday on Saturday

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