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.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.
Send a Cow transforms the lives of Africa's poorest families by making real and lasting change.
Since 1988, Send a Cow has been working alongside families living in poverty in rural parts of Africa. We support communtiies to grow their own food, confidence and aspirations. We’ve worked with two million people over the past 30 years and we want to keep on growing so more African families can lift themselves out of poverty for good.
Registered no: 299717.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
By 2021 there will be one million people in the UK with dementia. Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. We are working towards a better world for all those affected by the many forms of dementia and our practical support and information reaches over 30,000 people per week.
We fund research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia as well as campaigning for better quality of life for people with dementia and a greater understanding of dementia.
Registered no: 296645.
Transforming the lives of vulnerable children & young people in the UK.
As the UK's leading children's charity, Barnardo's aim is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children who may have been abused, forgotten or neglected. Regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour, we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and chance to fulfill their potential.
Due to our direct work with children on a daily basis, we are well-placed to campaign for improved policies on childcare - and to champion the rights of children. With our help, support & belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around.
Registered no: 216250 / SC037605.
Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.
We support men and women through more than 300 projects including:
Registered no: 1149085.
Care and support through terminal illness.
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness across the UK, including cancer. In people's homes and in our hospices, our nurses offer specialist care around the clock. We carefully match people with trained volunteers, provide emotional support and practical information.
Registered no: 207994.
Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.
Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK - more than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together until we achieve our vision. Join us.
Registered no: 215199.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty. Parkinson’s UK is here to make sure people have whatever they need to take back control – from information to inspiration.
We want everyone to get the best health and social care. So we bring professionals together to drive improvements that enable people to live life to the full.Ultimately, we want to end Parkinson’s. That’s why we inspire and support the international research community to develop life-changing treatments, faster. And we won’t stop until we find a cure.
Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s.
Registered no: 258197.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Together we can help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives. Together we can protect children at risk. And, together, we can find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
We change the law. We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen.
But all this is only possible with your support.
Every pound raised, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood.
Registered no: 216401/SC037717.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Bath Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
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Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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