Run for us! We’d love you to be part of our team!

Take part in the Bath Running Festival for The Forever Friends Appeal and help make a real difference to patients and their families at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

The Bath Running Festival is a celebration of off road running around the beautiful hills and valleys of Bath. All the runs take in breath taking vies of Bath from Sham Castle and the open meadows about Bathampton. The long the race, the more hills, and fantastic views you will get to experience. The half marathon and marathon routes include sections along the Kennet & Avon Canal and through the historic Sydney Gardens.

Do something special today and choose to support our major campaigns, Special Appeals or any other area in the hospital that is close to your heart.

Run 5k, 10k, long half or a marathon

The real hills begin for the half marathon and marathon runners on the original Roman Fosse Way (6.5 miles in) which is straight up for 1 mile, and the down the other side. This lumpy profile continues as the route traverses the valleys in St Catherine’s and up to the famous Solsbury Hill (of Peter Gabriel fame). The views from this iron age fort are very special with views down to Bath and all the the surrounding hills and valleys on the route.

All the races are designed to be fun and friendly. We put on glorious buffets of fresh fruit and tasty treats at the feed stations around the course and at the finish line. We have a great time of marshals to point you in the right direction and to cheer you round. All finishers will receive a custom medal, unique to this race and year at the finish line.

Join the running festival

Find out more and get a place direct from the event organiser.

Already got a place?

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

If you already have a place and paid your entry fee through the event organiser you can join our team as an Own Place runner. There’s no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can. To secure your place with the event organiser please visit the relish running races website.

Step 1

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

You can raise sponsorship for our major campaignsspecial appeals or any other area in the hospital, it’s up to you!

Step 2

When we’ve received your form we’ll send you a fabulous vest, sponsor forms and our fundraising guide full of top tips to maximise your fundraising.


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 – you don’t need to do anything

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