Run for Wiltshire Air Ambulance at the Bath Half Marathon

By Anita Jaynes on October 6, 2015

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has increased the number of places for people wishing to run the Bath Half Marathon in 2016 following the success of this year’s event.

Thanks to the efforts of 60 runners at the Bath Half Marathon in 2015, the charity raised a record amount – £19,171.16.

Runners included a group of student paramedics and former patient Dylan Jones and his family and friends. Dylan, 22, of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, was airlifted by WAA in 2012 after suffering catastrophic injuries in a road traffic collision.

The charity has 75 places at the Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2016 and is now taking bookings.

Rebecca de la Bedoyere, WAA’s Fundraising Manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled by how much our fantastic runners raised by taking part in the 2015 Bath Half Marathon. The total far exceeds what has been raised for us in previous half marathons, and it’s a credit to the hard work of our runners and the generosity of their friends and family who supported them.

“We had a really diverse team, from seasoned runners to people who had never run this distance before. Some even struggled on despite being injured and every runner made it across the finish line. What united everyone on the team was a desire to help keep our helicopter and crew flying, and as a result they have raised enough to fund around seven potentially lifesaving missions.

“We’ve increased the number of places to 75 for 2016 and we look forward to making it our biggest and most successful Bath Half Marathon yet.”

A place costs £32.50 and each runner is asked to raise a minimum of £200 for the charity. Runners can join the charity’s Just Giving team page at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/WAABathHalf16Team

For more information or to book a place email kenresa@wiltshireairambulance.co.uk or call WAA on 01380 739453.