Bath Skyline Night Race

University of Bath, Bath, Somerset

Organiser's Description

We are super excited to be returning to Bath for another night race, which will be taking place on a very similar route to the regular Skyline 10k, but without the steep woodland slope.

All runners will need to provide their own torch (head or chest). No torch - no run. We will mark out the course with glow in the dark arrows, reflective paint sprayed on the ground, glow in the dark tape dangling from the trees, and glow sticks to illuminate the way.

Start Time



  • 5 km Min age 12 yrs
    £15 CLOSED
  • 10 km Min age 14 yrs
    £20 CLOSED

All our runners receive a top of the range custom medal. A new medal for the 2020 races will be revealed in the Autumn!

We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis:

Top 3 men and top 3 ladies

First U20 male and female

First 20-39 male and female

First 40-49 male and female

First 50-59 male and female

First 60+ male and female

A buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats.

Portaloos on site.

Catering from Bath Organic Farms (bacon rolls and hot drinks)

Bag drop area

University of Bath, Bath, Somerset BA2 7JY

This world class facility is the training base of the British Paralympic team, Bath rugby and a huge host of other international athletes.

By Road: The city can be accessed from the M4 motorway. Take the junction with the A46, towards Bath. Turn right at the London Road West, then left onto Bathwick Street to cross the River Avon, left again at the roundabout onto the A36. Do not enter the University at the main entrance. Follow postcode BA2 7JY, along Quarry Rd, to the West Car Park.

Public transport: Bath Spa train station has regular inter-city services to London Paddington via Swindon, Reading and Chippenham, and to Bristol Temple Meads (and onward to Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Devon and Cornwall).

The station is served hourly (two-hourly on Sundays) by the Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour and Gloucester and Bristol to Westbury and Weymouth regional trains.

The venue is about 2 miles away from the City centre, and can be easily accessed by bike, or on foot.

Follow the Relish Running signs to the car park. Unlike our race route signs, these do not glow in the dark, so keep a keen eye out for them when you are within 1 mile of the university.

There is free parking on Saturday and Sundays for all participants in our event car park. Please note there may be parking charges in place if you park in other parts of the University.

From the car park, please follow the smaller orange or pink signs to get to registration.

All numbers will be available to collect on the day.

Registration 17:00 - 18:00

Registration will be located by the car park entrance and will be under a white marquee. There will be desks for on the day registrations (assuming the race has not sold out); 10km and 5km.

As there are some narrow and technical sections, we will be starting the event in waves so everyone has a clear run. There will be waves of about 100-150 runners setting off at 5min or 10min intervals. All waves are open to all runners.

The desks for number collection will have signs - Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 etc. If you did not select a wave when you registered we will have assigned you to the earliest available wave.

Results will be posted to our website a couple of hours after the final finisher.

There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.

The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the total number of finishers (male and female combined) in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range of awards are made as shown above. If there are between 50 and 100 finishers then the top 3 male and top 3 female runners will receive a prize. If there are less than 50 finishers then the first male and first female finisher will be awarded a prize.

This event will have 10k and 5k options. There will be no canicross or kids' 500m race option for this race.

We will have a selection of caterers serving hot food and drinks before and after the race. There are on site toilets and bag drop, but there are no changing rooms so a warm change of clothes would definitely be recommended!

Collect your race numbers from the desk linked to your Event Wave:

18:00 - Event Wave 1: 10km Wave 1

18:04 - Event Wave 2: 10km Wave 2

18:08 - Event Wave 3: 10km Wave 3

18:12 - Event Wave 4: 10km Wave 4 & All 5km

Our timing system relies on people starting in the correct colour wave. If you start in the incorrect wave you will throw out the results and the prizes, and therefore be removed from the results entirely (DQ).

There will be a race briefing 5mins before each wave on the start list.

Results will be published online by 6pm on Sunday.

Prize winners will be contacted by the end of the week by email, there is no on the day prize giving.

FREE Race photos will be published on our Facebook Page a few days after the race

Off -Road or Trail Shoes – It will be muddy and slippery on the course. Off-road shoes will be a great asset!!!

Music Players – As set out UK Athletics rules, in ear, or over ear headphones are not permitted. Bone conducting headphones are permitted.

Headtorches - All runners must wear and provide their own headtorch, or chest torch. No headtorch, no race.

Canicross - There is no canicross section for this race

Route - The basic route is the same as the day race, but subtly different in places so please do not assume you know the way if you have raced with us before as may lose you!

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  • 5 km Min age 12 yrs
    £15 CLOSED
  • 10 km Min age 14 yrs
    £20 CLOSED

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Very positive experience

Very well organised, great fun, very friendly event

Janine Marlow / Jan 12, 2020

Just the best night ♥️

The route was really fun sliding around in the mud, the views were BEAUTIFUL, the marshalls were incredible. I was smiling from start to finish.

Emma Taylor / Jan 12, 2020

Well Organised

A really good, well organised and fun event. Excellent route, with fantastic directional marking and amazing food and medal after. My first of hopefully many trail runs.. Thank you..!

Alison Davies / Jan 12, 2020

Amazing event !!

Anthony Marks / Jan 12, 2020

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