Registrations Open - 23rd July 2017!

Event Format

You can enter any race in the Bath Running Festival as a stand alone event using the Enter Online options to the right hand side. We also have a series of events called the Beast of Bath Mini Challenge/Challenge. The Mini Challenge is a 5km + 10km + Half Marathon race series, and the Challenge 10km + Half + Marathon race series.

The Beast of Bath series is 3 events on 3 dates, taking on all the hills of Bath. The Pipley Wood Mud Bath on 29th Jan, the Two Tunnels 'Hilly Ticket' race options on 8th May and the finale event at the Bath Running Festival. All runners who complete the series set are awarded an amazing glass trophy, see the Beast of Bath event page for more details.

Events - 23rd July 2017 10:00am

ChallengeMin Age 18
Affiliated £80Unaffiliated £85£5 extra on the day

Mini ChallengeMin Age 17
Affiliated £55Unaffiliated £60£5 extra on the day

MarathonMin age 18
Affiliated £38Unaffiliated £40£2 extra on the day

Half MarathonMin age 17
Affiliated £27Unaffiliated £29£2 extra on the day

10kmMin age 15
Affiliated £16Unaffiliated £18£2 extra on the day

5kmMin age 12
Affiliated £12Unaffiliated £14£2 extra on the day

500mNo min age
Affiliated £3Unaffiliated £3£2 extra on the day

Group Entry
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Postal Entry

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About - Bath Running Festival

The Bath Running Festival is a celebration of off-road running around the beautiful hills and valleys of Bath. All the runs take in breath taking views of Bath from Sham Castle and the open meadows above Bathampton. The longer the race, the more hills, and fantastic views you will get to experience. The half marathon and marathon routes include sections along the Kennet & Avon Canal and through the historic Sydney Gardens.

The hills begin for the half marathon and marathon runners on  the original Roman Fosse Way (straight up for 1 mile at 8% or so) and this theme continues as the route traverses the valleys in St Catherines and up to the famous Solsbury Hill (of Peter Gabriel fame). This views from the site of this Iron Age Fort are very special, with views down to Bath, down all the surrounding valleys and over to all the other hills on the route.

All the races are designed to be fun, friendly and hilly! We put on glorious buffets of fresh fruit and tasty treats at the feed stations around the course and at the finish line, we have a great team of marshals to point you in the right direction and to cheer you round. All finishers will receive a custom made medal and other goodies to reward them for their efforts!

The race is based at the University of Bath and there is free parking on Sundays. We are based in the University's World Class Facility, the Sports Training Village (STV). Registration will take place on the viewing area over looking the athletics track and the race start and finish area. We have use of the on site toilets, changing rooms and showers. 

After the race, we recommend you return to the STV for a restorative meal at the Sports Cafe, specifically designed to replenish and refuel the country's top athletes.

All finishers will receive a custom designed medal. Around the course, and at the finish line, will be our usual great selection of fresh fruit, jelly beans, jaffa cakes, oranges, bananas and other tasty treats.

Winners prizes will be provided by Running Home. There will be winners prizes for the top 3 runners, as well as prizes for the first in the age group in; U20, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.