Volunteer Opportunities

Events such as the Bath Half could not be staged without the support of committed and enthusiatic volunteers who generously give up their valuable time to perform essential duties including :

  • - Supervising road closure points (adults only)
  • - Team Leaders responsible for management of groups of road junctions, drink stations or post-finish stations (adults only)
  • - Directing and assisting runners on the course route (adults only)
  • - Directing and assisting runners within the start, finish area and in the Runners Village (adults only)
  • - Assisting with runners and public enquiries in the information tent in the Runners Village (adults only)
  • - Staffing on-course drink stations (youth or adult groups)
  • - Staffing the post-finish stations - handing out drinks, medals, goody bags or removing timing chips (youth or adult groups)


Over 500 volunteers are employed at the Bath Half. We have established relationships with a number of local voluntary groups, many of whom have been working on the event for many years

Working on a major public event is almost as exciting as actually taking part, whether in the 'front line' assisting thousands of runners achieve life-time bests, or in the less glamorous world 'behind the scenes' ensuring the event runs smoothly.  Besides the reward of being part of the team we also pay volunteers expenses for working on the Bath Half at the rate of £15 per youth (12-15yrs), £25 per adult (16yrs & over) and £100 per team leader. Many of our volunteers donate their expenses to a local charity or voluntary group - some of who use the Bath Half as one of their main annual fundraisers

Volunteers are briefed and supervised by staff from Running High Events. Priority is given to existing volunteers and to volunteers fundraising for local charities.  Remaining opportunities are on a first-come-first-served basis

CLICK HERE to complete an on-line form to register your interest as a volunteer at the 2014 Bath Half, or other Running High organised sporting events