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London Marathon Occasions Takes Over The Bathtub Half


London Marathon Occasions (LME), the world-leading mass participation occasions firm, is taking on the Bathtub Half Marathon as Andrew and Mel Taylor, the present organisers, step down after the 2024 occasion.

The Bathtub Half, first held in 1982, is likely one of the UK’s most prestigious half marathons, the most important sporting and neighborhood occasion in Bathtub and the most important charity fundraising occasion within the south west. The 2024 version takes place on Sunday 17 March.

Hugh Brasher, Occasion Director for London Marathon Occasions, mentioned:

The Bathtub Half is an excellent occasion in a fantastic setting. We stay up for working with Bathtub and North East Somerset Council to develop the occasion over the following 5 years and encourage exercise in native communities and faculties. I’d prefer to pay tribute to the work of Andrew and Mel Taylor for creating the occasion over the previous 25 years.

Andrew Taylor, co-founder of Working Excessive Occasions Ltd, organisers of the Bathtub Half, mentioned:

Mel and I’ve been honoured to have organised the Bathtub Half for the final 25 years and we’re proud to have constructed a platform enabling charities to boost over £30 million kilos since we took over administration of the occasion in 2000. Now could be the proper time for us to step down and we’re delighted that London Marathon Occasions will probably be taking the occasion ahead. We’d prefer to thank our group, race entrants, charity and company companions, contractors, volunteers, council workers and councillors, and above all of the neighborhood of Bathtub for his or her longstanding assist for this a lot liked occasion.

Councillor Paul Roper, cupboard member for Financial and Cultural Sustainable Growth, mentioned:

The Bathtub Half is likely one of the nation’s main half marathons. We owe an enormous thanks to Andrew and Mel Taylor of Working Excessive Occasions who’ve managed the race since 2000 and is now handing over the reins. I’m delighted that Bathtub Half, which has been so profitable, will proceed below London Marathon Occasions.

Organising a race of this dimension takes an enormous quantity of planning and assets and it’s actually vital for the runners participating and the residents that all the pieces runs like clockwork. To have the assets and expertise of London Marathon Occasions at our disposal is simply incredible information for the town. I couldn’t be extra happy. And I stay up for this 12 months’s version on 17 March after I will probably be operating and hope to get my sixteenth finishers medal.

Fundraising for charities will stay central to the Bathtub Half weekend and Enthuse will proceed to be the official on-line fundraising accomplice for the occasion.

The 2025 Bathtub Half will happen on Sunday 16 March 2025 and entries will open on Occasion Day in 2024.

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