We are on the lookout for people willing to take on a healthy challenge in 2019 by joining our amazing team of runners in the infamous Bath Half Marathon.
The Bath Half Marathon, taking place on the 17th March 2019, is arguably one of the UK’s best running events, world renowned for its great atmosphere, flat terrain and route passing through one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Whether you are an experienced runner looking to achieve your personal best or a first timer attempting your first running challenge, it is sure to be a fun day for everyone taking part!

Runners joining team Off the Record will receive:
Free entry to the race
Free running vest
Support with training and fundraising

All that we ask in return is:
Each runner raises a minimum of £200.00 in sponsorship.
Support the events that we organise by selling tickets, getting raffle prizes, get involved and attend


All donations will go towards our work and helping to change the lives of vulnerable young people in the Bath and North East Somerset community.
Over half a million young people in England are suffering with a mental illness right now and in the South West the problem is serious. In Bath and North East Somerset alone, it is estimated that over 4,000 young people have a mental health condition. Last year, we helped 1000 young people feel better about themselves and their lives but the waiting list for our counselling and support services continues to grow. We want to live in a community and a world where no young person is suffering in silence and where our doors can always be open to support those in need. Fundraising and running for us in events such as the Bath Half plays a very important part in us raising vital funds to continue this life-changing work-
we can’t do it without you!

Did you know? 

£10 buys a young person the chance to be heard in a listening support session
£30 buys a counselling session for a young person in crisis
£100 keeps our doors open longer to help more young people in need


So join our team and be a part of something special. Make new friends, get fit, and make a true difference to the lives of young people in our community.
For more details on how you can take part and help us raise vital funds, contact us at events@offtherecord-banes.co.uk

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Our 2019 Bath Half Runners so far…

Emma Dowty

Hello! I’m Emma and I am delighted to be running the Bath Half 2019 for Off the Record. I’m a student in my third year of studying Psychology and am passionate about mental health and making a difference, especially in young people. I have never run a half marathon before, so this should be interesting…! I don’t have a specific time goal; at the moment my aim is just to complete the race in one piece! Any support you can give me, and the rest of the team would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Off the Record is such a good cause. They helped me a few years ago when I was feeling low and I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the support I received there. Just £30 could pay for a counselling session for a young person in need. Thank you!


Will Pascoe

I am absolutely delighted to be running the Bath Half in 2019 for this fantastic cause and I am hoping to beat my previous time of 1:57. Off The Record is a charity whose ethos is very close to my heart and I can only imagine the incredible impact that their listening services, counselling and LGBT+ support groups have on a young person when they have no one else to turn to. Knowing and understanding the importance of childhood mental health and inclusion, my mission is to raise as much as possible for this well-deserving cause.


Mark Gough 


Kyle Reeves

I’m running for Off the Record in the Bath Half 2019 reluctantly , although so far I am enjoying the training. I decided to run for them due to a loss of a friend from suicide who was only 17. I feel passionately about mental health in young people and that we need to offer more help and try and break the stigma attached especially in males. I want to try and challenge myself and set a goal of 1:30.
I hope to raise a lot of money for this fantastic cause.


Bobo Chung
I am running for Off the Record because all young people deserve free counselling and help where they come across mental health. To allow them to access help earlier, it gives children a better hope for their future allowing them to have a better quality of life which they deserve. Mental health is surrounding us and is becoming more prevalent, so there’s no better reason to find out how to control it from a young age and help young people manage their mental health.

Nicholas Chan

Gavin Irvine
I usually try and run the Bath Half but this time, I thought I should run for reason: hoping to help Off The Record.

Oliva FitzGerald

Johnathan Gamer-Richardson

Cathrine Gamer Richardson

Mike Bull

Abi Coltingham






Raising funds is always difficult but when you team up with sponsors and supporters it give you that extra helping hand. If you would be interesting in sponsoring or supporting us please email events@offtherecord-banes.co.uk

We’d like to thank the following for all their help.




The Lounges

Majestic Wine Warehouse

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

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