The Bath Half was scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 March, however due to extreme weather, it was called off for the first time in 25 years.
The Bath Half is one of the largest fundraising events in the region, with over 15,000 runners attending annually. It has raised millions over the last decade. It’s inspiring to see that despite the cancellation, charities participating in the race have raised over £1.2 million this year. RAG itself raised £8000, which is an incredible amount that will really help their Big 4 charities.
Eve Alcock, RAG Chair says "It's amazing to see that despite a difficult situation, our event organisers and participants have still worked hard to ensure RAG's Big 4 charities still benefit."
“Though participants didn't get a chance to run the famous race, we hope they still enjoyed the process of fundraising, and can be assured the money raised will make a huge different to people's lives!"
The highest fundraiser this year was Freddie Stretch. He received a free gym membership from Team Bath for his brilliant fundraising.
When asked about his efforts Freddie said “I don’t know how I managed it really, a lot of luck and everyone was far nicer and more generous than expected! I’m very happy I managed to raise so much for RAG and the charities they’re working for.”
RAG have the amazing goal of raising £35,000 this year. With the £8000 raised by the Half, they are one step closer to achieving this goal. It is events like Bath Half that have allowed RAG to raise an astonishing £15,000 so far. If you want to get involved with events like this then check out their Facebook page.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone that helped organise this event. To all the runners who trained so hard and for everyone that donated, thank you. We are so pleased that we live in such a generous community, that sponsorships were not asked to be returned, and that despite the awful weather a spectacular amount was still raised.
If you want to participate in next year’s Bath Half then please visit their website. Entries will open shortly.