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Two Tunnels Railway Races - Oct
A truly special race that not only takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, but also has the longest underground section for each race distance in the UK!
Cutting right under the city of the Bath, the two tunnels offer a truly unique running experience. The Somerset & Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until April 2013, the tunnels had been sealed and inaccessible. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Two Tunnels Group and Sustrans over a period of 7 years, the two tunnels now have a new lease of life as a shared use path. The first tunnel, the Devonshire Tunnel is 408m long and the second tunnel, Combe Down Tunnel is 1672m long. Both tunnels are well lit and well surfaced and have recently been converted into a shared use path for the enjoyment of runners, walkers and cyclists looking to make the most of the city whilst remaining on flatter ground.
Our new event format has been approved by Public Health England the Safety Advisory Group for Events. We have very detailed plans to ensure social distancing measures are in place through out your race day, along with additional hygiene measures in place through out the venue.
It is very important you familiarise yourself with our updated event plan, check out our safety plan and measures, so you can not what we will be asking of you on race day, and what you can expect from us. You can see all this info on our Safe Race page.
Brickfields Park, 47 King George's Rd, Bath BA2 1LX
The Two Tunnels events are being staged at Brickfields Open Space (BA2 1LX) in the city of Bath.
If you live in Bath please consider walking or cycling to the site in the spirit of our event partner Sustrans. We will provide bike racking for cyclists.
If you are driving to Bath please park at Odd Down Park & Ride (BA2 8PA) and catch the Two Tunnels bus to the race site. From here it is a 500m walk to the race site which will be signed with pink or orange signs.
Oldfield Park train station is approximately 800m from Brickfields.
All runners collect one custom medal with each race and there are four medals to collect over the year.
If you are doing the challenge race, you can enter any distance race as your fourth race to get the fourth medal.
At present all our starts are individual, at 15-30 second intervals. Runners are seeded fastest to slowest to help spread people out across the course.The only exception is that a pair from the same household may run together on the basis that you run the whole event together and that you run in single file, not side by side.
All runners need to provide a predicted finish time to help us organise the start lists. This doesn't need to be too exact so don't worry if you think it might have changed come race day. If you wish to run as a household pair please select the same slightly obscure predicted finish time. Rather then selecting 50mins 0secs, select 50mins 1 sec for example.
We are working towards larger wave sizes in time. We have therefore added a check box to the registration form where you can tell us the largest wave size you would feel comfortable running in; 1, 5, 25 or 50. If we get permission to have larger starts then we will provide starts on the basis of the wave sizes indicated.
There are two distances to chose from; 2km and 500m, each with multiple colour stations along the route! All runners will be given a white t-shirt to wear (small, medium or large) and we strongly recommend that you bring goggles or sun glasses to keep the colourburst out of your eyes. We also encourage mums and dads to consider a change of clothes and shoes for the car ride home :-)
These events are open for runners of all ages, particularly runners who would be too young to do our 5km race (min age 12). There is no minimum age for these colourburst runs and they are not timed events! Registration is £10 (2km), £8 for 500metres and includes a white t-shirt, custom medal and a selection of refreshments. Please note it's £2 extra to register on the day
The colourburst is infact 100% food grade corn starch with coloured dye, it is 100% safe, edible but not at all tasty so eating it is not encouraged, and 100% biodegradable.
This route is an officially measured accurate route. The whole route is on a fast tarmaced surface with gentle gradients of no more than 2% in only a few places on the route. This makes this a great fast course, certainly the fastest Relish Running course out there and there is a great chance of recording a PB on this route! The official course measurement reference number is 236/2201.
The whole route is on a fast tarmaced surface with gentle gradients of no more than 2% in only a few places on the route. This makes this a great fast course, certainly the fastest Relish Running course out there and there is a great chance of recording a PB on this route! The official course measurement reference number is 236/2201
Colourburst. Start times 09:00 - 13:00. Start time by Surname
Half Marathon Wave 1. Start times 09:00 - 10:30 Approx
10km Wave 1. Start times 11:00 - 12:30 Approx
10km Wave 2. Start times 13:00 - 14:30 Approx
5km Wave 1. Start times 15:00 - 16:00 Approx
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Lovely scenery and great support
If the start/finish were in a more central location, or a closer park and ride was arranged, I'd definitely give this five stars - but the positives; a beautiful route, organised well, with super friendly people gets this four stars from me.
Half marathon route
Super well organised event
Other is 1 mile.
you go through them and back, twice.
So you spend the majority of this run underground and out of the heat and sun.
Absolutely unique run and I really enjoyed it, very flat
An extravagant route!
Fantastic tunnels to cool off in whilst undergoing the route and an overall flat course; to enable a PB!