Beast of Bath 2018

A huge congratulations to everyone who completed the Mini Beast and Beast of Bath Challenge in 2017. Very well deserved, particularly given the super challenging conditions of the final race in the series. Final standings are shown here :-)


Events - Beast of Bath Challenge

Complete the race set and take home this awesome finisher's trophy showing the Beast of Bath looming over Prior Park


Mini Beast
Affiliated £60Unaffiliated £65On Day £5 extra
Beast of BathAffiliated £85Unaffiliated £90On Day £5 extra

Registrations now open!

Bath is famous for it's hills and beautiful hill top views. Now in it's second year, we have the Beast of Bath Challenge series which takes in these fantastic hills and offers all runners who complete the Challenge a special commemorative trophy to mark their achievement, alongside a custom medal awarded after each individual event.

- Mini Beast of Bath Challenge; build up to your first hilly half marathon by taking part in a 5km, 10km and half marathon race series

- Beast of Bath Challenge; build up to your first hill marathon by taking part in a 10km, half marathon and marathon race series

Events5km10kmHalf MarathonMarathon
Mini Challenge✔ Mud Bath 5km - 28th Jan
✔ Two Tunnels Hilly 10km - 6th May✔ Bath Running Festival Half - 22nd July
✔ Mud Bath 10km - 28th Jan
✔ Two Tunnels Hilly Half - 6th May✔ Bath Running Festival Marathon - 22nd July

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Postal Entry

Beast of Bath Challenge Entry Form 2018.pdf Beast of Bath Challenge Entry Form 2018.pdf
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Beast of Bath Running Race

Beast of Bath Hills

Mud Bath; The Mud Bath is our new muddy trail running race this year, with a few natural obstacles thrown in (the odd fallen tree, the odd (deep) puddle! The run goes through the ancient woodland of Pipley Wood, on brand new and super muddy trails! With a hog roast and beer on offer after the race, expect a great run and awesome post race atmosphere. A great race to complete with friends who enjoy getting muddy this winter!
Two Tunnels Hilly Races; After our very successful (but somewhat overly flat) Two Tunnels races of 2014 we have offered a hillier alternative which also incorporates these newly revamped Railway Tunnels which are a mile and 1/4 mile long that run underneath the city of Bath. The hills are clearly too steep for trains, but are they too steep for you? Run through the tunnels on the way out and loop back over the hills on the return journey. Extra hills on offer for the Half Marathon which explores further afield before the final climb back over the Combe Down Railway Tunnel.
Bath Running Festival; The Bath Running Festival is our showcase hilly Bath event with a single lap half marathon and a two lap marathon. The route takes in the original Roman Fosseway which climbs straight up Bannerdown Hill (the modern road route taking a much more gentle and convoluted path up the hill compared to the linear Roman path). The now infamous Stoney lane will get your legs burning before the climb up to Solsbury Hill which offer 360 degree views around the Bath Skyline. The final mile of these races is straight up another large hill up to the iconic Sham Castle and the finish line for our Beast and Mini Beast of Bath Challenge runners!