Please read through all the information carefully below ahead of time so you are familiar with how to arrive on site and how the waves of runners will be organised. The Two Tunnels Park & Ride service (TT1) is shown below, please check the timetable in advance. Each service will be operating in line with current guidance.
Please bring your own water for the before, during and after the race - good for environmental reasons and hygiene.
It is expected that 5km/10km runners are self sufficient in terms of their water if possible as we are trying to minimise our environmental impact, though we have cups of water at every drinks station. We ask half, marathon and 50km runners to run with their own water and refill at our drinks stations so you are well hydrated for the longer distances. There will of course be water for everyone at the finish.
There will be caterers on site, and there is also a corner shop nearby, but we can not provide water before the event from our supplies. There is water for everyone after the event. Thank you for your understanding.
Provisional schedules are shown below. The final schedule for each race day will be published here on the Wednesday before the race.
The Half Marathon and Marathon are taking in some fantastic city centre sites. We are making use of public footpaths and not closing any roads. Therefore there are places were runners will have to cross potentially busy roads. All major crossing points have either Zebra or Pelican Crossings and will also be marshalled. The marshals do not have the power to stop the traffic. You must wait and make your own decision as to when to cross the road. You may have to wait a few seconds for a light to change so please be patient and take the opportunity to catch your breath. Anyone deemed to make an unsafe road crossing by one our marshals will be disqualified. Whilst this is a race, your safety is our highest priority and the same rules of the road apply during the race as at another time – do not put yourself or others runners at risk for the sake of a few seconds!
All paths used by the race are open to the general public, many of whom use the routes as their regular walking routes. Please make the event a success by being polite and courteous to the others users of these paths so that has a positive impact on everyone involved.
There is a cut off of 3hrs for Marathon runners to reach the
half marathon/marathon split. This is at approximately 13.4 miles. If runners have not crossed
this line after 3hrs from the start of the marathon event you will be asked to
complete the Half Marathon course and you will be awarded a Half Marathon medal.
To ensure the Half Marathon and Marathon runners complete the course the runners will be required to grab a coloured elastic band at Feed Station 4, by the Bath weir in the centre of town. Half Marathon runners will be expected to be carrying 1 band when they cross the finish line, Marathon runners should be carrying 2 bands - 1 for each lap.
Please do not run with music players which have in ear headphones, only bone conducting headphones are permitted in line with UK Athletics rules who license these events. It is very important that you can hear the marshals instructions, be aware of other users in the tunnels (think cyclist's ringing their bells to come past you!) and traffic on the sections of the course that cross roads. Thank you!