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Where can I find the event T&C’s?

Please click here for full T&C’s for the Sanlam Bristol + Bath Marathon

How do I enter?

Standard entries have now sold out!

When do entries close?

Standard entries have now sold out.

Do you offer a discount for group entries?

Yes, if you have a team of 20+ runners send us an email and we will send you information on how to claim a 10% discount.

Can I take part in a wheelchair?

I’m afraid we cannot accept wheelchair entries due to the route and elevation of the course.

Is there an age limit on entries?

You must be aged 18 years or over on race day.

Are there entries on the day?

No we cannot accept any entries on the day.

Can I run for Charity?

Charity entries have now closed.

The Race

What time does the race start?

The race starts at 9.00am on Prince Street near Queen Square, Bristol city centre.

Can I sign up on race day?

No, we cannot accept any entries on race day.

Are there showers and changing facilities?

There will be changing in the Race Village in Bath, but no shower facilities.

Where can I leave my bag while I run?

Baggage labels are attached to your race number, please attach this to your bag and drop it at the Race Village in Bristol. Your bags will be transported to Bath to the Race Village.

Please attach your baggage labels in the Race Village. Baggage labels are attached to the race number sent out prior to the event (runners only).

Will there be pacers?

Thank you to our pacers who will be wearing bright flag backpacks showing their target times of 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00

Will there be timing pens on race day?

There will be a number of timing pens, marked with expected finish times to be amongst runners of a similar pace.

How do you record my time?

We will provide you with a race number which contains your timing chip, this will be sent prior to race day with your race pack.

Is there a cut off time?

Yes, there is a cut-off time of 7 hours, runners predicted to finish after this time will be asked to move onto the pavement if they wish to continue.

Is the course UKA measured?

Yes, the course is measured and certified as accurate to 26.2 miles UKA standard.

Are there mile markers on the course?

Yes, miles will be clearly marked at each mile along the route.

Can I run and raise money for my chosen charity?

Yes, please contact them directly for a sponsorship pack.

Can I carry a collection bucket?

Unfortunately no, we cannot permit runners or spectators to carry collection buckets.

Can I run in fancy dress?

Yes, as long as this complies with health and safety.

Can I run with an iPod or MP3 player?

We don’t recommend runners use iPod’s or similar during the race, this is mainly as it prevents you from hearing those around you as well as our marshals who may have instructions.

Are there water stations on the course?

There will be ten water stations along the route – 2.5 miles, 5 miles, 7.5 miles, 10 miles, 12.5 miles, 15.5 miles, 17.5 miles, 20 miles, 22.75 miles and 24.75 miles. Water will be provided in 330ml sports cap bottles that are easy to drink from.

Will there be an energy drink on the course?

Etixx Sports Nutrition will be providing an orange isotonic energy drink at approximately 9 miles, 13.75 miles and 20 miles. This will be supplied pre-mixed in durable cups to ensure minimal wastage. There will also be peach flavoured energy gels available at the 20 mile energy station.

Are there toilets on the course?

There will be toilet facilities along the course at each of the drinks stations, as well as in both Race Villages.

If I suffer an injury on race day, what support is available?

Professional medical staff will be available in the Race Village and along the course should you face difficulties.

Can I get a massage after the race?

Yes we will have a team providing FREE sports massage in the Race Village in Bristol and Bath.

When will I receive my time?

Results will be posted on the race website straight after the race. If you gave us your mobile number when you registered for the race, you will also receive a text message with your official race time after you finish.

What do we receive at the end of the race?

You will earn a winner’s medal, premium goody bag, energy drink, water and a banana once you cross the finish line.

Can I purchase a personalised timing insert for my winner’s medal?

Yes, you can personalise your winner’s medal with an iTab medal insert. To place your order click here.

Do we receive a free t-shirt?

No, we do not provide a free t-shirt at the end of the race.

Can I buy event merchandise?

Yes you can buy Bristol + Bath Marathon branded merchandise – click here to visit the shop!

Will there be a photographer there on the day?

Yes you will be emailed a link to your official race day photos a few days after the race which you can purchase directly.

Refund & Transfer of your place

Where can I find the event T&C’s?

Please click here for full T&C’s for the Sanlam Bristol + Bath Marathon

Can I get a refund?

We operate a 7-day cooling off period. You can cancel your place provided we receive written notice (letter or email) of cancellation within 7 days of payment of the entry fee. Cancellation during this 7 day period will result in a full refund.

After this period we operate the following policy:

  • 121 days + before the Event: you will be offered a partial refund or credit to be used against entry into the same event in 2016
  • 61 – 120 days before the Event: no refund but will be offered. However, you may receive a partial credit to be used against entry into the same event in 2016
  • 31 – 60 days before the Event: no refund or credit will be offered, only a guaranteed place into the same event in 2016.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

No, you must not under any circumstances give your race number to anyone else. Amongst other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the case of any accident or injury.

Change of details

Can I amend my personal details?

When you registered for the Sanlam Bristol + Bath Marathon you should have received an email from with information about your user profile. By logging in to this profile you can amend your registration information – just go to Tickets and click on Registration in the blue column.

Any problems, then please use the link below to reset your password and log in to your profile, where you will be able to edit your information.

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