Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly and steeped in heritage & beauty.
Boasting heritage and beauty, Bath offers an idyllic setting for a half marathon. This event has a reputation for its wonderful atmosphere, fast flat course and fantastic location.
The Daily Telegraph voted The Bath Half ‘3rd Best Running Event’ in their Top 10 Big Runs. Athletics Weekly voted the event ‘The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK in 2010'.
The route covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.
Please click here to view the Bath Half Marathon route map.
The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for runners all abilities and is simply one of the must do half marathons, whether you’re training for the London Marathon or just looking for a good charity challenge.
Take a tour through time and explore historic Bath before/after your run. It's the only city in the UK to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with ancient history and Georgian elegance sitting comfortably alongside modern cosmopolitan buzz.
"I absolutley loved this half marathon. From the moment I arrived at the station it felt very organised. Sign posted all the way to the runners village. Overall I felt it was quite flat with a few little challenges along the way. The crowds were brilliant. I thought the goodie bags were good too. I got a PB which I wasn't at all expecting so I will most definitely will be back next year."
"Atmosphere is great, it being a 2 lap race really helps as it means you pass through areas with decent crowds for well over half the race. Love the live bands too. Would recommend." - Stuart Sellers
The Bath Half has raised over £19 million for over 100 charities. Having consistently sold out year after year, the best way to ensure you’re on the start line is to apply for a charity place.