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