Early bird entrants have until Friday, April 1, to save themselves £5 on the standard rates for the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon on Sunday, March 12. You would be an April fool not to take advantage of this offer if you intend to join the capacity field of 15,000 elite athletes, club runners and charity fund raisers in this iconic event.
You could consider donating the money saved to the lead charity, Cancer Research UK, safe in the knowledge that your entry for one of the longest established and most popular road races in the UK has been secured.
The 2016 race took place on Sunday 13th March, and the 35th anniversary race was a day of records in perfect running conditions. Minor changes will be introduced to the course in 2017 to accommodate the redevelopment of the Green Park area, the first modifications to the race since 2006.
In conjunction with the lead charity, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens will be the official Family Fun Run Charity for 2017. This sub-brand of Cancer Research UK raises money for research into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults, in search of cures and kinder treatments for young people facing cancer.
Mel Taylor, Charity and Creative Director, said: “Places for the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon are now selling quickly and we would encourage runners to secure their place as soon as possible. Entries are now open on the website.”
The 2016 titles were won by Run-Fast club athletes Robert Mbithi in 1:01:45 - smashing the course record by 16 seconds - and Lena Jerotich in 1:12:24.
Full details are available at the race website.