30 Dec

New Marathon Comes Into View

graphic image of runners At Royal Avenue BathOrganisers of the Bristol + Bath Marathon have announced that over 5,000 runners have already registered interest in the big new West Country event. The new marathon takes place on Sunday 25 October 2015 and boasts fully closed roads, a beautiful and challenging route, historical sights and spectacular scenery.

GO2, the company behind the ambitious new event, has also announced details of the unique route.  The start is in the heart of the Bristol and the early stages sees the field head west then north following the River Avon with great views of Brunel's SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.  Then it's back to the centre of Bristol before the route tacks east. The second half of the race passes through the beautiful rolling countryside of South Gloucestershire before a memorable finish on Royal Avenue in the historic City of Bath.

GO2's Jamie Warren said: “After launching the event earlier this month, the response we have received locally and from various running communities has been phenomenal. As we developed the concept of the Bristol + Bath Marathon, we knew that the race had huge potential, as it offers its runners something new that has not been experienced before in the South West.
 
“With over 5000 already pre-registered, we are not only expecting a high level of interest regionally, but from runners all over the UK looking to take on the challenge of something new and exciting! As we approach the New Year, now is the perfect time to lock in Sunday 25th October as your goal to aim for the Bristol + Bath Marathon which takes place exactly six weeks after the Bristol Half Marathon.”
 
To sign up for the Bristol + Bath Marathon visit the event website.