The award-winning Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. General public entries for 2017 sold out four months in advance and it is expected that the 2018 race will sell out even faster, as the event continues to grow in popularity.
The 37th edition of this iconic race will take place on Sunday 4th March 2018. Entries are now open and the Bath Half is looking forward to welcoming 15,000 runners to the streets of Bath next spring.
The Bath Half Marathon is the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region and one of the largest single day fundraising running events in the UK. It is expected that charity fundraising from the 2017 race will exceed the previous year’s record of £2.2 million raised in 2016.
The course itself is fast and flat, making it suitable for all abilities – for beginners whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long-distance event runners, looking to beat their personal best time. It covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon and is well known for its wonderful atmosphere, fast flat course and fantastic location.
The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart Bath, which is the only city in the UK designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The 2017 event took place on Sunday 12th March, and the 36th anniversary race saw a record 12,748 runners cross the finish line and an estimated 40,000 spectators provide superb crowd support.
The 2017 men’s title was won by Ben Fish in 1:05:16 and the women’s title was won by Ruth Barnes in 1:15:32.
Entries for the 2018 Bath Half Marathon are open. Individual entry costs £43 (affiliated) and £45 (non-affiliated).
Date: Sunday 4th March 2018
Website & registration: www.bathhalf.co.uk
Twitter: @bathhalf #bathhalf