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7 December 2017, 10:12
The Bath Half Marathon is returning on Sunday 4th March 2018.
The 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. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region, raising over £2.25 million for charity in 2017 alone. 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. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.
General entries have now closed, but you can still secure your place by running on behalf of one of the race charities.
If you would like to enter with one the race's official race charities, take a look at the charities page on the race website.
This year the race's Lead Charity is Alzheimer’s Society By 2020 over 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK and the Society’s biggest initiative – the Dementia Friends programme – aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
The Official Local Charity is the Action Against Child Poverty Campaign, a ground-breaking initiative launched in 2015 by St John’s Foundation with a coalition of partner organisations, after local authority statistics revealed that one in five children in Bath and the surrounding area of North East Somerset live below the poverty line, after taking into account housing costs.