Bath Half Marathon

Bath Half Marathon

The Bath Half Marathon is one of the most popular and long-established running events in the UK, and one of the best 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.

Bath Half 2020

If you’d like to run the Bath Half for African Initiatives in 2020, you’ll need to pay a £30 registration fee and find minimum sponsorship of £200. In return, we’ll give you a bright orange African Initiatives’ running vest, tips on training and fundraising, and all the encouragement you need as you prepare for the event. To reserve your place and change lives, email our Fundraising Officer Subi Aubert via subi@african-initiatives.org.uk or call her on 0117 915 0001.

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 your training – find your nearest club on the Run England website.

2019 runner stories

“Running the Bath Half for African Initiatives is a fantastic opportunity to both motivate new years resolutions but also to raise worthwhile, life changing funds in support of African Initiatives. This charity’s focus is working with and amongst marginalised communities and individuals in northern Tanzania, focusing on education, empowerment, health and land rights. Just £25 could provide a Maasai school girl with uniform, textbooks and hygiene products to attend secondary school for a year. Therefore, what better way to start 2019 than to get fit and support the worthwhile change which African Initiatives creates.”

“I volunteered with African Initiatives years ago, giving talks in local schools to break down the stereotypes on Africa, and to answer questions that pupils might have had. AI is a charity close to my heart as I am originally from Cameroona and moved around West and East Africa growing up. I lived in Tanzania for 5 years (13 to 18 years-of-age) and saw firsthand some the issues faced by girls and women and which African Initiatives are working towards resolving. Running does not come naturally to me; however, I have had the opportunity to run a couple of races in the last two or three years and am looking for new challenges. What a better way to improve my fitness than through running, especially for a meaningful cause.”

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.