Join CHSW and help us celebrate being Bath Half’s local charity of the year 2019!
The route is fast and flat, making it suitable for beginners and more regular runners
Bath Half is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region and one of the most successful events for CHSW. In 2017 an amazing £38,000 was raised for CHSW with thanks to our 60 fantastic runners.
2019 is going to be an even bigger and better year for CHSW as we are the local charity of the year, we are hoping to have 100 runners to help us double the amount raised in 2017 to £80,000! This money will go towards supporting life limited children and their families in Bath and across the South West. Read the Bath Half FAQs
As part of our big year we have partnered with ‘Hannah the runner’ who has fantastically agreed to write a training plan for you to use and to host a training session for all the CHSW runners taking part in the Bath Half marathon 2019. Read more about Hannah and why she chose to support Children's Hospice South West in this way:
“I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of Children’s Hospice South West when my neighbour asked me if I could write an article for their runners newsletter. I was happy to. When I’m not running or coaching running I’m talking about running or thinking about running or writing about running. So, I wrote a couple of things. Then the fundraising team let me in on a very exciting secret: the news that CHSW had been selected as the Bath Half 2019 Local Charity Partner. And they asked if I would like to be more involved. Daft question!
By then I knew more about their work and I knew that I’d be supporting a pretty fantastic charity. I guess I’m not alone as a parent in finding it very emotive to even think about needing the help of CHSW.
It’s because of my children that I became a running coach. Not for any commendable reason like wanting to be a good role model, but because after two and a half years of their incessant demands and needs I had a very strong desire to run away! No matter how wonderful our children are, how much they need us and how grateful we are to have them, parents need a break sometimes.
For me running became my release: a chance for a little break without too much guilt. Then I discovered that for me there’s something better than running and that’s helping other people with their running.
In the past three years I’ve supported more that 150 people to start running, I’ve coached around 50 Bath Half runners, I’ve introduced people to trail running and helped them learn to love hills. I absolutely love my job.
Over the next year I’ll be helping CHSW supporters in their journey to the 2019 Bath Half. I know what it takes to get someone from non-runner to half marathoner, and how to coach seasoned runners achieve a new personal best. Will one of them, be you?
Why run for us
Run for Children’s Hospice South West and you’ll get lots in return!
We'll support you every step of the way. You'll receive:
- A Children's Hospice South West T-shirt
- Fundraising pack and media support
- Training tips and advice through our Run Club eNews