Bath Half


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Getting to the race

Park & Ride

Details of the park & ride services at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s sites at Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd Down can be found on the FIRST WEBSITE

The council Park & Ride services are highly recommended as parking will be very limited in the city centre and there is no parking whatsoever along the course route.

We advise that you to travel early to arrive in the city centre in plenty of time to find the Runners Village.

Services at all 3 sites start at 8.00am and buses will operate every 7/8 minutes up to the start of the race.  Ticket sellers will be working at sites during the morning to help keep queues down.

Costs are £3 per adult payable on the bus (children under 16yrs travel free), parking is free.  It is really helpful if you can please bring the correct change with you.

The service at Newbridge will cease at 10.20am and resume again at 1.25pm, due to the course route road closures.

Both the Lansdown and the Odd Down Park & Rides will operate throughout the race.  The service from Odd Down will terminate at Lyncombe Hill next to Widcombe Parade, a 15 mins walk to the Runners Village (via Bath Spa station and Manvers Street) throughout the day.

Services are expected to be very busy between 8.00 and 9.30am for runners and between 9.00 and 10.30am for spectators

When Park & Ride site are full follow signs to city centre car parks.

Train Services

Great Western Railway have organised 18 additional services for competitors and spectators on race day.

See their timetables for race day – Bristol to Bath and Swindon/Westbury to Bath

Please note : There will be engineering work between Bristol and Taunton on race day. For customers travelling to Bath from Bristol and Taunton it will mean a bus to Bristol Temple Meads for a train onwards to Bath.  GWR are advising customers that journey times will be extended and that they will need to travel earlier to get to the event.

Scheduled Bus Services

There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day.  Further details of the amended services will be published on the Travel West website closer to the event – CLICK HERE

Arrive early

Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 13,000 of you will be setting off from Great Pulteney Street at 11.00am and the atmosphere in the Runners Village beforehand is great. Arrive early to have chance to soak it up – and please bring an old warm top that you don’t mind discarding as you start the race. Most of our ‘regular’ runners know to arrive at the Village before 9.00am. Our help desk will be open from 8.00am. At 10.00am we open the half marathon start pens as it can take an hour to filter from the Runners Village into the start pens.