Bath Half Marathon

Sunday 4 March 2018
Bath, Somerset

Bath Half Marathon

Sunday 4 March 2018

Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly

The ‘Bath Half’ is one of the oldest and best half marathons in the UK. Boasting heritage and beauty, Bath offers an idyllic setting for a half marathon.

 

The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for runners of all abilities - and is simply one of the must-do half marathons. One of the longest standing and most popular traffic-free city centre road races, the Bath Half has sold out every year since 2000.

 

By taking part in the Bath Half you will be raising vital funds to help Stratton House, our care home in Bath, transform their garden from an inaccessible and uninspiring place to a beautiful sensory garden, filled with bright scented plants and plenty of easy to access places for the residents to sit and enjoy the fresh air. 

 

£100 will allow us to hire machinery to remove the moss from the lawn and plant grass seed to make the lawn accessible again

 

£150 will fund a raised vegetable planter, allowing residents to get involved and tend to their plants

 

£200 enables us to buy comfortable seating so our resident's can relax and enjoy the garden

 

£300 allows us to replant all the boarders close to the home with bright, scented and audible plants

 

£400 could add sensory and sculptural interest in the garden, such as a water feature

 

£500 - £700 can buy a wheelchair accessible greenhouse, enabling residents to grow plenty of fresh produce


Register online today to secure your place!

 

Highlights

 

What's included

 

Before registering for this event, please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions.

 

 

Location

Venue

North Parade Road,

Bath,

Somerset

BA2 4JE

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, March 4, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Half marathon

Your entry

Charity place

Registration fee: £40

Minimum sponsorship: £200

 

If you have your own place in the Bath Half Marathon and would like to fundraise for MHA, please contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

Registration

Registration for the Bath Half Marathon closes on 25 January 2018.

 

Register online today. Alternatively email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

As a featured charity in the Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2018, our charity places will be raising funds for Stratton House, an MHA care home in Bath. The money raised will enable us to provide more activities to enhance the lives of our residents.

How your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

 

Fundraising Online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

 

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

Spread the word

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips...

1

Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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