Bath Marches - FOR THE COMMUNITY Saturday, 3rd September 2022


Starting and finishing at Bath Recreation Ground, the Bath Marches comprises of 3 challenge walks or "Marches" of 4, 9 and 15 miles including snack stops. Whilst the route follows established footpaths, the terrain presents plenty of challenges and good levels of fitness will be required by all those taking part. Dogs are welcome! Along the route, the support team encourage Marchers and share details of the local, natural and military history. The support team will also manage the optional "Team Challenges" for groups.

The event appeals to a number of audiences including:

Corporate and Charity teams

Groups of friends or individuals keen to take on the challenge

School teams


The Bath Marches aims to:

  • Offer charities a low risk, low cost opportunity to have a walking event in their fundraising calendar
  • Demonstrate how spending time in the great outdoors can be fun as well as great for your health
  • Highlight the wonderful countryside around Bath and how we must protect it.
  • Share the rich history of the area area from Stone Age man, the Romans, the Middle Ages and more recently the World Wars.
  • Encourage more people to take up walking


4 mile route - £10

9 & 15 mile route - £25 

All under 18's - FREE

    plus optional medal at £3.50 each

    For team entries contact the organisers.

    Please note that a small additional booking fee is charged by our registration partner.

    Medal and Bar

    The finisher's Medal will be an optional purchase made during the registration process. In our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the Marches event, we hope that Marchers will simply add the "Event bar" (The small Bath Marches 2021 metal clip that attaches to the medal ribbon) to their original medal which you may want to bring on the day.

    All Marchers will receive the free bar for Bath 2022 as they cross the finish line.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available including:

    • Title sponsorship for the Bath Marches
    • Route sponsorship
    • Awards, First Aid, Venue, support team and others

    Please contact the Bath Marches office for further details on 07528 055110 or

    Open to all charities

    The event encourages involvement from all charities and we invite fundraisers to use the Bath Marches as a way of engaging with your network. Charities taking part will have their logo featured on this website and will be included in our social media activity. All details are available from the Bath Marches office.

    Take part in the Team Challenge

    Enjoy some light hearted challenges at our checkpoints. Big thank you to Begbies Traynor for sponsoring the trophy. 2021 holders Fist and Sparks.

    The Bath Marches team

    It won't surprise you that The Bath Marches were conceived over a beer. Veterans from all services have always enjoyed hatching ideas and so a small group of like minded souls have made it happen.

    If you would like to be involved in supporting the event on the day then you'll be joining an illustrious bunch drawn from The Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and RAF.

    Since launching the following Units (some sadly no longer with us!) were represented at the event.

    Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.  And from the Army: Army Air Corps, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, The Gurkhas, Parachute Regiment, Royal Artillery, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, Royal Engineers, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Irish Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, Royal Signals, Small Arms School Corps, The Rifles, The Somerset Light Infantry.

    In addition, Barry Cox, formerly of the RAF, brought members of the Fist and Sparks walking club and Tony Phipps former Royal Marine marched for Dudes and Dogs.


    Marching countryside ......

    Bath is better known for the attractions that the City has to offer visitors. What many people don't realise is that we are surrounded by some of the best long distance walking paths in the UK including the Cotswold Way, Kennet & Avon Canal path and the MacMillan Way.

    Iconic wildlife.......

    Bath and its surrounding countryside are host to amazing wildlife including kingfishers, peregrine falcons, roe deer, herons and emperor dragon flies.

    Don't forget your camera, you wont be disappointed.

    History and views .....

    Our route is rich with the stories of Celts, Romans, Vikings and Normans through to Bath's role in WW1 and WW2. If you love a good view or dream of snapping the perfect photograph you can expect to see views over Bath, Bristol, the Brecon Beacons and the Cotswolds to name a few! Unless of course it is pouring down!!!

    Participating Charities