Bath 5k 2023
Sunday 2 Jul 2023
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children
This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.
Date: Sunday 2 Jul 2023
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed
Venue: Royal Victoria Park, Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2LZ View map
The Bath Race for Life 5k route starts on Royal Victoria Park. It follows Royal Avenue all the way down to Queens Parade Place where participants will turn around and head back along Royal Avenue. The route goes onto the grass area in front of The Royal Crescent and then down onto Cow Lane, before following Royal Avenue back to the finish line.
The terrain is varied but mostly on paved paths with some grass areas and some mild incline area's along some sections of the route. The Course has an overall ascent of 76m throughout the full 5K course.
The start line is on Royal Victoria Park in the middle of Royal Avenue. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.
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There is No designated car park for this event. We advise using local city centre parks or Bath Park & Ride services for the event.
Park & Ride
Find out more details on all the Bath Park & Ride services at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/parking-and-travel/park-and-ride
Road closures and car parking suspension will be in place for the event. Car parking will be suspended on Royal Avenue from 7pm on Saturday and all-day Sunday so it will be clear and safe for the event route.
The following road closures will be in place on the event day.
Royal Avenue - From its junction with Queens Parade Place to its junction with Marlborough Buildings/Marlborough Lane. Between 19:30 hours on Saturday and 14:00 hours on Sunday.
Marlborough Lane - From its junction with Upper Bristol Road to its junction with Royal Avenue/Marlborough Buildings.
Marlborough Buildings - From its junction with Weston Road to its junction with Royal Avenue/Marlborough Lane - access to residents and businesses only.
Cow Lane – From its junction with Marlborough Buildings to its junction Royal Victoria Park. Please see advance warning signs around the park and diversions on the day.
Bath Clean Air Zone
Please check whether your vehicle will be charged in Bath's Clean Air Zone and pay the charge at www.gov.uk/check-clean-air-zone-charge. All you need is your vehicle registration number.
The nearest public electric car charging points to the event site are via Mi Permit at Charlotte Street car park, Bath. Electric vehicle chargers are available in two areas of this car park. Vehicles must be plugged in, charging and have an active parking stay when using these bays.
Bath & North East Somerset Council have installed more cycle parking across the city, You can find cycle parking available within Royal Victoria Park by using what three words ///cycles.hush.grass
E- Scooter Rentals: Voi scooters are available throughout the city. Voi e-scooters will cost £1 to unlock and then £0.14 per minute of usage. Check out the website 'https://www.voi.com/' to learn more and download the app. They are available to collect from many city centre locations including Bath Spa, Pulteney Bridge, SouthGate, Newbridge Road, Milsom Street and can be returned anywhere in their designated zone, these zones are highlighted on the website / app.
Try to use the most sustainable forms of transport when making your way to the event. Explore on foot or go by bike if you can. Make use of public transport and minibuses and take the bus or join a ride-share for longer distances.
The majority of the route is on tarmac roads and pathways. However, there is a reasonably steep short hill section on Cow Lane next to the allotments and a gentle incline around Royal Victoria Park so wheelchair users may require assistance. Within Royal Victoria Park and Royal Crescent there are some mild inclines along some grass sections of the route. The Course has an overall ascent of 76m throughout the full 5K course.
Disabled/ accessibility parking available in Charlotte Street Car Park, Bath. There is no allocated drop of point for the event but we would suggest the Weston Road side of Royal Victoria Park to avoid the event road closures.
If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at email@example.com
We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.
Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.