Two Tunnels Railway Races - Ultra & Relay
An opportunity to run a 50km ultra either as a solo runner or as a pair in relay, through Bath's Combe Down and Devonshire Tunnels - disused railway tunnels which until 2013 were sealed and inaccessible. This unique and truly special race takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, and also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!
This is the last of 4 events in 2019, which offer a variety of events for all the family. Start and finish will be in Brickfields Park in the middle of the City - a green park with children's playground, a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.
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 (£3 return for adults, £9 for a group of 5 adults and free for U16s). 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 our runners receive a top of the range custom medal, as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats.
A number of prizes are awarded, determined by the total number of finishers (male and female combined) in a given race distance.
A green park complete with children's playground and table tennis table, a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.
This event will be held over 50km (31.125 miles), on an accurately measured course. The event will be held on loops of the 10km course and there will be two feed stations per lap, each with a selection fresh fruit, cakes, cookies, jelly beans, water and other refreshments. The event will be electronically timed at the 10km turn around point at each lap.
The races will start at 8:30am. There is a cut off of 8.5hrs for the 50km but please note that walkers are not eligible for this event.
There are 3 formats depending on if you are covering the 50km solo, as a pair, or as a 5 person relay.
Solo: 50km Solo runners complete the whole 50km as an individual and will certainly get a strong feeling of tunnel vision as 20km of their race will be underground! Solo runners will each take home FOUR medals.
Pair: 2 runners will alternate 10km legs to cover the 50km distance. 10km legs can be run in any combination but all change overs must take place in the Start/Finish area after a multiple of 10km has been covered eg 10km, 20km. For example 50km as Runner 1, Runner 2, Runner 2, Runner 1, Runner 2. Only one runner can be actively running at once (both runners can not run 10km together and have it count as 20km). Each member of the relay pair will take home FOUR medals.
Relay: 5 runners team up to run the 50km in a relay, covering 10km each. Change overs must take place at the Start/Finish area after 10km has been covered. Each person cover 1 x 10km leg. Each runner takes home one 10km medal.
These events are set off in waves of approximately 100 runners set off every 10mins. This is because of the relatively narrow nature of the route. Each distance (5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon) will have multiple waves to choose from when you register.
The waves are organised by predicted finish time, with one wave open to runners of all predicted finish times to make it easier for people who wish to travel together. Please confer with friends and family before you register to ensure you select the same wave if you wish to start together. The different start times are fully accounted for in the results so you pick any wave and get an accurate finish time.
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!