Affectionately known as the ‘Bath Half’, the Vitality Bath Half Marathon takes place every year in the city of Bath. It is one of the most popular city centre road events in the UK, and a great fundraising event for charities across the nation.
The Bath Half is a flat course that begins in Great Pulteney Street and covers two laps of Bath city centre, crossing the River Avon in the process. Traffic is cleared along the 13.1 mile course as the city centre is taken over by runners and organisers.
The half marathon is also great for spectators, as the streets become packed to watch the runners pass. Pulteney Hotel is on the course route, and offers great views of the event from the street.
This year’s Bath Half will take place on 12th March. Runners range from beginners to regular long-distance event competitors.
If you’re looking for accommodation during the half marathon weekend, Pulteney House offers luxury bed and breakfast stays in a guest house situated on the 13.1 mile course. With a range of luxurious rooms