The Skyline routes are a hill top tour taking in woodland trails, open meadows and iconic landmarks high above the city of Bath. The trails themselves are a mix of solid woodland trail, a few sections of more naturalwoodland and some long open sections across grass. Between the trees the views open up to give fantastic night time and day time views about the city.We have 5km and 10km options for both the night and day races, alongside dedicated time for a canicross wave as the part of the day time offering.
When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th Nov. Night races start from 18:00, canicross races from 10:00, day time races from 11:00. Please see the Provisional Schedule for details.
Location: West Car Park, University of Bath, BA2 7AY. What3Words /// radio.boom.tooth
Distances: We have 5km and 10km runs in both the night and day time races. We also have a kids 500m run for the day time races. There are no cut offs, though please note the races are not open to pure walkers, but we always welcome people who will do a mix of run, jog and walk their way around our routes.
Register: The 500m is £5, 5km is£20 and 10km is £25. Min age for 5km runners is 12, min age for 10km runners is 14.
Group discounts: Find out more here. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. Runners can include any mix of distances to reach the 10 runner minimum, everyone just needs to be racing on the same date.
Format: We set off runners in waves of ~100 runners so everyone has plenty of space to enjoy their run. When you register you will be given the option to select a wave, please share your wave selection with your friends or family so you can start together.
Drinks Stations: There are no drinks station on the 5km. There is 1 drinks station on the 10km. There will be water and a feast of snacks including GF, DF and vegan snacks at the finish.
Medals: All runners of 5km and longer distances will take home a large 10cm x 10cm, 2 sided medal specific to this event. Fun run medals may be a mix of designs.
Terrain: There is mix of solid stone paths, woodland trails and open grass meadows, expect some puddles and muddy sections. The routes are largely flat, with only a couple of little rises and falls. All our courses are very comprehensively marked and well marshalled so you can relax and enjoy your run. The night races are marked with glow sticks and reflective signs. Runners need to provide their own head torch to take part
Transport & Parking: There is free on site parking in our designated event car park, West Car Park. Parking charges and restrictions are in place at the other car parks around the university. The nearest train station is Bath Spa, which is 1.5 miles from the University.
Facilities: There are on site toilets and a coffee van There is a bag drop. There are no changing rooms.
Photos: Professional photos will be available to purchase within 48hrs of the event from our photographer's website here.
Buggy or Canicross runners: There is a separate canicross event during the day time races. The routes are not suitable for buggy runners.
Spectators: Spectators are very welcome. The best place to watch the run is around the start/finish area.
FAQs: Please see our FAQ Page if you have any more questions and you can contact us from there is you would still like assistance.
Min age 12/14
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Min age 12/14
Min age 12/14
Prices are £2/person extra on the day. There are great group discount rates for groups of 10 or more, the runners can cover any range of distances on the race day and be eligible for the discounted rate. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. All bookings must be made in advance of race day to qualify for the discounted rate. We ask all groups to be registered 4 weeks in advance of the day if all possible so can order additional medals if required.
All our finishers receive a top of the range custom medal as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.
The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50-100 finishers then the top 3 finishers overall will be awarded a prize. If there are less than 50 then only the winner will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.
Recognised as one of the Top 50 races in the country by Runners World (date at the bottom relates to a few years ago)