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Getting to the Race


Make a plan and arrive early

Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 15,000 of you will be setting off at the start and the atmosphere in the Runners Village beforehand is great. Arrive in good time for the start – and please bring an old warm top (that you don’t mind discarding as you start the race) to keep you warm in your start pen.

Plan your journey beforehand to take the stress out of race day.

  • Park & Ride

    Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Park & Rides at Lansdown and Odd Down will be operating extended services on race day. Services will start at 8am, running services every 6 minutes until race start

    Newbridge Park & Ride will not be operating this year

    The pre-bookable Park & Ride service from Bath Racecourse will not be available this year
  • City Centre Parking

    Charlotte Street, Avon Street, Green Park Road, Southgate and Manvers Street are convenient city centre car parks, within 10 mins walk of the Runners Village.  Manvers Street and Southgate car park will be accessible during the race

    Charlotte Street, Avon Street and Green Park Road car parks are on the course route, so access into and out of them will be closed during the race between 9am and around 2pm

    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.

    Live parking updates for city centre car parks are available here

  • Train Services

    Great Western Railway will be running additional train services before and after the event

    See details of additional train services

    See GWR.com or national rail enquiries

  • Scheduled Bus Services

    There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day.

    Details of effected services will be published shortly on the Travel West website

  • Bath Half Lift Share Scheme

    In 2023 we are continuing with our our Race Day Lift Share scheme. 

    Car sharing is a great way of alleviating the stress caused by travel and reducing road and parking congestion.

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