Over £35,500 has been raised thanks to the 120 runners who took part in this year’s Bath Half Marathon to raise funds for the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath.

This incredible amount will benefit a number of areas across the RUH including the new Dyson Cancer Centre, the RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics, and the Critical Care Unit.

Maddy Jones, Senior Events Fundraiser said: “This year, we had a fantastic team of runners which included 40 members of RUH staff and corporate teams from Kier and Curo.

“Together, they have raised an incredible amount of money for our hospital and we would like to thank them for all of their efforts, as well as everyone who sponsored them. The funds raised will go towards our major fundraising campaigns and funding medical equipment on our wards and departments to help further improve patient care at the RUH.

“I would also like to thank our ambassadors, former Bath rugby player Ed Jackson, and British Paralympic swimmer, Stephanie Millward MBE for joining us on the day.”

Everyone who submitted their sponsorship money by 17 April, one month after the event, was entered into our prize draw to win £50 voucher for John Moore Sports in Bath.

We are delighted to announce that Gemma Knight, RUH Specialist Physiotherapist (pictured left) won the prize.

She raised an incredible £728 for Pierce Ward and Forrester Brown Ward and this amount is going towards purchasing new rehabilitation equipment and dementia-friendly activities for the wards.

Anyone interested in signing up to run the Bath Half Marathon 2020 for patients at the RUH can buy a charity place now by clicking here. Early bird places are now on sale at just £20 per person. All runners are asked to raise a minimum of £175 in support of one of our Major CampaignsSpecial Appeals or another area or department in the hospital close to their heart.