How do I apply for my own place?Back to top
General public entry for the 2014 Bath Half Marathon is open at www.bathhalf.co.uk.
Joining Team Macmillan
If you get your own place directly through the race organisers, we'd love to have you as part of Team Macmillan. And there's no minimum sponsorship pledge.
You can register for Team Macmillan emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7840 4915
(please leave your name and address details). We'll send you out a Team Macmillan half marathon fundraising and training guide, a technical running top, and all the information you need to know for the event.
How do I apply for a charity guaranteed place?Back to top
You can apply for a Team Macmillan Golden Bond place in the Bath Half Marathon by filling in and returning one of our Golden Bond place application forms.
We ask you to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £250 for your Team Macmillan guaranteed place. Please note that Gift Aid cannot be included towards the above sponsorship amount. Once we have recieved your form we will call you in order to confirm your place in the event.
What is a 'charity guaranteed place'?Back to top
These are guaranteed places that Macmillan Cancer Support have purchased directly from the Bath Half Marathon race organisers (Running High). We require you to complete a Team Macmillan Golden Bond place application form for one of these places.
Macmillan has paid the £42 entry fee on your behalf for these places in return for a pledge to raise a minimum £250. However, if you're able to pay the entry fee yourself it will ensure that all of your sponsorship can go directly towards helping people living with cancer. If every person who is allocated a guaranteed place pays their entry fee it will make a difference of over £3,300.
If you wish to pay this you can simply enclose a cheque for £42 payable to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Ltd, or call us on 020 7840 4915 to pay over the phone.
What is your 'own place'?Back to top
Your 'own place' means that you have entered the online system for the Bath Half Marathon directly through the Bath Half Marathon website, www.bathhalf.co.uk. Plus you'll have paid an entry fee directly to Running High, the Bath Half Marathon race organisers.
Once your place has been confirmed in the Bath Half Marathon by the race organisers, we'd be delighted for you to join Team Macmillan. Simply fill in our online form or contact us with your details.
There's no minimum sponsorship for own place runners. We simply ask you to raise as much as possible! Check out our fundraising ideas.
How much money do I have to raise?Back to top
We ask that all our guaranteed charity place runners raise a minimum of £250 (not including Gift Aid). This will be due in one month after the event. Of course we'll give you all the encouragement and support you'll need to make sure you smash this target!
If you have your own place, we just ask that you raise as much as possible and we'll provide you with the same level of care and support that all our runners receive.
What kind of support will Macmillan give me?Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan you will be supported throughout your entire Bath Half Marathon experience.
In addition to our initial fundraising pack and training guide, we will send you regular newsletters full of tips to help you prepare for the big day.
You will also be invited to our post-race Team Macmillan tent, where you will receive a huge congratulations on completing the big race, lots of pampering and a selection of refreshments.
And if that isn't enough, we will give you the loudest support possible throughout the race from our famous Macmillan cheer points.
Will Macmillan help me with my training?Back to top
Of course! When you sign up to run the Bath Half Marathon with Team Macmillan we will provide you with a comprehensive half marathon training guide which has a 16-week training programme plus we'll send you regular newsletters full of top training tips, including advice from our Team Macmillan patrons. We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
What happens if I get injured?Back to top
If you get injured while training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to run.
If you do need to withdraw you will need to let the Bath Half Marathon race organisers (Running High) know as soon as possible. Please also let Macmillan know so that we can advise you about transferring your place.
When will I get my race number?Back to top
Your race day pack will be sent to you directly from the Bath Half Marathon Race Organisers, Running High, approximately two weeks prior to race day. This pack contains the official race programme, your race number and timing chip. If you have any queries about your race pack, please contact Running High directly on 01225 422 255, email email@example.com or or visit their website at www.bathhalf.co.uk.
Where can I find more specific information?Back to top
Visit the Bath Half Marathon website at www.bathhalf.co.uk for event information, a map of the course, transport, accommodation and so much more. Alternately, please feel free to call the race organisers directly on 01225 422 255.