The opening 2km are along the bank of the river Avon as the route heads out of Bath. There is a 600m section along a quiet road as the route moves from the river bank and onto the railway path where you will have your first pass of the drinks station. Please stick in single file and to the left hand side to ensure there is plenty of space on the road.
The next 5km section takes you into the wide open countryside and on bridges over the river Avon and past the impressive grounds of Kelston Park on your right hand side. Once you are 8km into the route you will be running parallel with the Avon Valley Railway, where if you are lucky you will run alongside an active heritage line service during your run.
The turn point for the Half Marathon comes right at the train station, just before the route crosses the railway line itself, but close enough to get a great view of the station and platform ahead. Around the U turn point you go and you retrace your steps back to Green Park, taking care at the road section on the return leg.
As you can see, the elevation profile is super flat with just 26m elevation across the route. The barely perceptible gradient change comes from a slight uphill on the way out and a corresponding downhill on the return journey.