Run for the RUH. Join our Bath Half Marathon team today!

Take part in the Bath Half 2021 for The Forever Friends Appeal and help make a real difference to NHS staff, patients and their families at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

2020 has highlighted just how amazing our NHS is. Our incredible hospital heroes have been working tirelessly every day to support patients, families, and each other throughout one of the most challenging times in the history.

Every day, RUH staff have put on their PPE and held us together. They have never stopped going the extra mile for us, and now it’s our turn. Sign up today to run for your local hospital.

Your miles will help us continue to support staff beyond the crisis and transform patient care where it’s needed most.

Join our Bath Half team today!

The Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘BATHALF’ as it is affectionately known is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the river Avon and avoiding all the hills surrounding the City. It is an ‘honest’ two-lap course with proven PB (‘personal best’ time) criteria, entirely traffic-free (full road closures throughout). Even at the front end you’ll have plenty of company to pull you round for a good time.

This is a ‘Big City’ race, starting & finishing at the same point in Great Pulteney Street – with a roadway spanning 46 feet – one of the widest Georgian boulevards in Europe and a course that threads through the heart of this historic city.

Running to accomplish a goal or completing the course in fancy dress? Whoever you are and whatever you do, you can help a cause that is close to the hearts of so many! What are you waiting for?

Get a charity place today!

We kindly ask that our runners pay a £35 registration fee, which covers the charity’s cost for purchasing entries and in addition, raise a minimum of £175 in sponsorship.


If you already have a place, why not support the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

Enter a work team into the Bath Half Corporate Challenge here

Public entries for the Bath Half 2021 are now on sale. Simply purchase your place through the official race website and then follow the steps below. You’ll receive the same VIP treatment as the rest of our team, but there’s no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

Step 1

Once you’ve secured your own place with the Marathon, please let us know by filling in our online independent place form.

You can raise sponsorship for one of our Major CampaignsSpecial Appeal’s or another area or department, it’s up to you!

Step 2

When we’ve received your form, we’ll send you your very own running vest, sponsorship forms and fundraising pack which is full of top tips and support for your fundraising and training.

If you wanted to start fundraising now, please go ahead! JustGiving is the online sponsorship platform we recommend to all our fundraisers. It’s quick to set up and simple to use.

  • Your friends and family can sponsor at the click of a button
  • You can keep track of donations
  • No need to use a sponsorship form
  • Your sponsorship will automatically be sent to us – so you don’t need to chase any donations after you have already run 13.1 miles!
  • Connect Strava to your JustGiving account to log all your training miles, as well as the all important ones on race day
  • Livestream any fundraising activities to help raise extra donations

The Bath Half Marathon Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses to get involved in the largest single day fundraising event in the South West.

Every year we reserve 500 places for business teams – some keen to have a bit of friendly competition with other local businesses, some looking to take part in a workplace fitness and fundraising challenge and others wishing to build team work across their departments.

Guest runners are welcomed too – invite your clients, suppliers, friends and family to join your team.

  • Businesses can pre-purchase their team entries (minimum of 5 race entries) and will have until 7th February 2021 to register their team members.
  • Corporate Challenge entrants are no longer required to fundraise for charity, but we are delighted that so many of you choose to do so.

Up for grabs are the coveted Bath Half Corporate Challenge Mens’ and Women’s Team trophies. Mixed teams are also welcome.

Visit the Bath Half site to register a team here

The safety of runners, spectators, charities, volunteers and local residents remains the number one priority at the BATHALF. As the situation around coronavirus and government restrictions continue to change, the race organisers are developing a number of different and flexible event plans to suit a range of possible scenarios. Read more about their plans here –

As part of our team, you’ll receive a fundraising pack bursting with helpful hints on raising your sponsorship, your very own highly fashionable Team RUH running vest, ongoing support and expert advice from our team of friendly fundraisers!

If COVID restrictions allow, we’ll be there on the day to give you all the support you need – before, during and after! We’re already warming up our vocal chords to make sure you get a heroes reception as you pass our cheering point. Join us at our marquee in the Runner’s Village before you start for a team photo and be sure to see us again after for a post 13.1 mile celebration!

What you’ll get as part of the best team in Bath…

  • Team RUH running vest and iron-on name letters
  • Fundraising pack with helpful hints on raising sponsorship and training
  • Exclusive invitation to our team marquee in the Runners Village on race day
  • Unrivalled enthusiasm and encouragement from all our cheerers and supporters
  • Help and support is just a phone call away
  • Hugs all round from Big Ted himself!

The Bath Half 2021 Race Day Guide containing information about travelling and parking on race day will be posted to all runners in their race pack.

This section will be updated closer to race day. Find out more here:

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