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

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

A truly special race that not only takes in many of Bath’s beautiful attractions, but also has the longest underground section for each race distance in the UK!

Cutting right under the city of the Bath, the two tunnels offer a truly unique running experience. The Somerset & Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until April 2013, the tunnels had been sealed and inaccessible. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Two Tunnels Group and Sustrans over a period of 7 years, the two tunnels now have a new lease of life as a shared use path. The first tunnel, the Devonshire Tunnel is 408m long and the second tunnel, Combe Down Tunnel is 1672m long. Both tunnels are well lit and well surfaced and have recently been converted into a shared use path for the enjoyment of runners, walkers and cyclists looking to make the most of the city whilst remaining on flatter ground.

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

With an ultra marathon, 50km relay, marathon, 3 different half marathons, 2 different 10kms, 5km, 2km and 500m Colourburst races there are events for all the family, and if they are not taking part, bring your friends and family to cheer you on. Our start and finish is at Brickfields Park in the middle of the city which also has a children’s play ground and is a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.

Some distances have multiple route options, known as Tickets, across the year, some repeated on each date, others available only once a year. Please click on the route options off the main Two Tunnels menu for more info on which routes are offered on which dates. You can enter one or more races at any time.

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 Two Tunnels 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

The Two Tunnels events are being staged at Brickfields Open Space (BA2 1LX) in the city of Bath.

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