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Spectator Info

Our spectators usually line the whole half marathon route, making it one of the most atmospheric races in the UK. There are some recommended viewing and entertainment points:

1. Start – Royal Avenue
2. Playground, Royal Victoria Park
3. Chelsea Road (Oldfield Park)
4. Weston Lock Retail Park
5. Great Pulteney Street
6. Churchill Bridge
7. Green Park Station
8. Finish – Royal Avenue

Click here to see these locations on our course map

  • Race Day App

    Our free TDL event App provides details of race day arrangements and allows supporters, at the event or at home, to track your live progress around the course and predicts your finishing time using timing points every 5km around the route

    This technology is adapted for the 2-lap course at the Bath Half, and dependent on availability of internet access

    The TDL EVENTS App features an interactive course map for your friends and family to track your progress around the route and can be downloaded via the App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “TDL EVENTS”

  • Travel Information

    See our Getting to the Race page to find all the latest information about trains, buses, park and ride and car parking

  • Half Marathon Start Information

    The half marathon starts and finishes in Royal Avenue, in Royal Victoria Park, in front of the Royal Crescent.

    All half marathon entrants will be allocated one of three specific start waves, seeded according to their predicted finish time.
     10:20am – White start (fastest runners)
     10:35am – Green start
     10:50am – Orange start
    Regardless of which wave you start in, all runners will receive your own personal ‘chip time’ published in the race results recording their actual running time on the half marathon course, from the moment you cross the start line until you finish the race.

    Runners are asked to assemble in the Runners Village in good time before their designated start time. It will take approximately 15 minutes to walk from the Runners Village to the start. Please listen out for the public announcements as we call each wave forward from the Runners Village.

  • Runner Information

    For Runner Information click here

  • Entertainment

    A wonderful selection of local bands, mc’s and choirs will be performing at a number of locations around the course to support the runners and entertain spectators :

    • Victoria Pub & Kitchen – Upper Bristol Road
    • Radio Bath – Lower Bristol Road
    • Bathwick Tyres – Lower Bristol Road
    • Matty’s Cafe – Lower Bristol Road
    • Toyota dealership – Lower Bristol Road
    • Churchill Bridge
    • Great Pulteney Street

    All have given up their time to perform for free for your entertainment. So please pop down and give them your support !

    For locations see the course map

  • Radio Bath Sound Stage & Commentary

    Radio Bath will be presenting at their sound stage in the Runners Village, with music and commentary at the start and finish line

    Also at their entertainment outside the station on Lower Bristol Road and with live updates on air throughout race day


  • Meeting Points

    The Bath Half is a very crowded public event. If you are supporting runners on the day we recommend you agree in advance where you will meet after the finish, such as the signposted meeting point in the Runners Village

    Don’t rely on mobile phones as sometimes at peak times the mobile network can become overloaded. If this happens calls will go straight to voice mail and text messages will appear to have been sent but won’t be received

    For missing or lost person enquiries please go the the Information Tent in the Runners Village

  • Toilets

    The main event toilets will be located alongside the entrance to the Runners Village – but expect these to be busy when people first arrive at the venue and again before the start of the race

    There will also be further toilets on the course, at 1.5 miles (the layby opposite Newbridge Park & Ride) and at each drink station and first aid post

  • Family friendly spots around the course

    The most popular places to watch the race will be at the start and finish on Royal Avenue and more accessible points on the course, particularly near Green Park Station and Churchill Bridge. To get a good viewpoint at these locations you will may need to arrive 30-45mins before race start, and at peak times the pavements may become rather crowded for small children, elderly or the infirm.

    As an alternative there are some great family friendly viewing spots at quieter locations around the course, for instance the Royal Victoria Park playground adjacent to facilities such as toilets and café.

    A number of churches on the course route will also be staying open during the race to offer refreshment, shelter or a meeting point for spectators and runners – and to support their own runners. Facilities on offer vary with each church – some include play areas for children, tea, coffee and toilets

  • Family Fun Run

    Click here for details about the Family Fun Run and the Family Fun Day on Saturday 16 March

  • Lost Children, Lost Property, Injured Runners

    For injured runners, lost children or lost property, visit the Information Tent in the Runners’ Village

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