Getting to the Race
Make a plan and arrive early
Changes for 2021
We anticipate having to make significant changes to the race in 2021 to accomodate COVID restrictions. Details will be published shortly
Our 2021 Race Day Guide containing information about travelling and parking on race day will be posted to all runners in their race pack.
Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 15,000 of you will be setting off from Great Pulteney Street 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 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.
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 during the race.
Manvers Street car park is currently 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 here.
- Train Services
Great Western Railway will be organising additional services for competitors and spectators on race day.
We will publish details as soon as they become available.
- 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.
- Bath Half Lift Share Scheme
In 2021 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.