The Course

The Bath Half Marathon is a 'big city' race, starting and finishing in Bath city centre. This course is fast and undulating with proven potential to set a new personal best
white hills

How can it be a flat course in a city with so many hills?

Answer – by using a two-lap course hugging both sides of the river Avon valley

Click HERE to view a downloadable version of our 2024 course route map

Start & Finish location and Course Route

The start & finish and course route are unchanged from last year

The half marathon starts in 3 waves, seeded according to your predicted finish time. Your allocated start wave will be shown by the colour band on your race number. The first (white) start is at 10.20am. The second (green) start is at 10.35am. The last (orange) start is at 10.50am

The half marathon starts on Royal Avenue (in front of the Royal Crescent) proceeding out of Royal Victoria Park down Marlborough Lane and right onto the Upper Bristol Road. The course follows 2-laps westbound along Upper Bristol Road and Newbridge Road to the Twerton Fork, returning eastbound along the Lower Bristol Road to Churchill Bridge, and up Green Park Road to Queen Square.

On the first lap, the first time you reach Churchill Bridge, you continue along Rossiter Road, up Pulteney Road and into Great Pulteney Street before returning on the same route back to Churchill Bridge.

The first and second lap runners are separated by cones along the centre of the road. First lap runners keep to the right, and second lap runners keep to the left. On your first lap take care for vehicles escorting the lead runners overtaking at speed in the left carriageway

Runners will need to cross carriageways twice in the race – at the crossover point on Charles Street, just after Green Park station.  First lap runners cross from right to left, before the left turn onto Monmouth Place at the beginning of the second lap. At the end of the second lap runners cross from left to right before going straight on to Queen Square towards the finish

For race day information see Runner Information

You'll be supported every step of the way

    Distance Markers and Timing

    Mile & KM Markers

    There will be a large sign at each mile and 5Km point. On the first lap the signs will be on the right side of the road, and on the left side for the second lap

    We also have timing mats at every 5Km point linked to our free TDL event App, to allow supporters to track your progress round the course, and to give you split times for your race results


    Tracking App

    The free TDL event App allows supporters to follow your progress in live time around the course as you pass our intermediate chip timing points at 5km, 10km, 15km and 20km. The TDL event app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.

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