Bath Half Marathon

The Bath Half Marathon

The Bath Half Marathon is one of the most popular and longest established mass-participation running events in the UK, and one of the leading warm up races for the London Marathon. The course is fast and flat and fantastic for beginners or those looking to beat their personal bests! You will be running a two-lap 13.1 mile traffic-free course, starting and finishing in Great Pulteney Street in the centre of this beautiful city. We are currently looking for runners to run the Bath Half for us on Sunday 17th March 2019.

For further information on training, diet and nutrition visit the Bath Half Marathon website. You can also join a running club to help you with training, to find your nearest club visit the Run England website.

The registration fee is £30 and the minimum sponsorship is £200. As one of our runners we will help you set up a fundraising page and you will be supported through the fundraising process. African Initiatives will also provide a detailed fundraising pack, a branded running vest as well as training tips and encouragement as you prepare for the run!

The registration deadline is Thursday 7th February 2019 however we are aiming to fill our places before this date. If you are interested please contact Holly Burchett our Fundraising and Communications Officer on 0117 916 6474 or email

Bath Half 2019 Runner – Testimonial 

University of Bristol student Hannah Williams is running the Bath Half Marathon with her father on behalf of African Initiatives. She told us how “running the Bath Half in aid of African Initiatives is both a rewarding and challenging way to provide the vital fees the charity needs to support the lives of girls and women in Tanzania. Supporting this charity will give my running a whole new level of motivation and determination!”

Want to run with your children? 

The Family Fun Run is open to entrants of all ages and abilities (children under 11 years must be accompanied by a responsible paying adult). The course is approximately 3/4 mile long and completely traffic-free. You run the first section of the half marathon course, before turning back and running back again! There is a free t-shirt for every entrant and a medal and goody bag to all finishers. Find out more here.