Bath Half Marathon has become the first run in the world to receive the AGF Run Award for its actions towards creating greener mass participation events.
Race director Andrew Taylor, of Running High Events, said: “We are delighted to receive this award as recognition of our work to minimise the environmental impact of the event. We are particularly proud to have been the first event in our sector to receive it. We would like to thank our event partners, particularly Wessex Water for working with us to replace bottled with mains drinking water, and MJ Church who have provided event waste management services for a number of years. We’d also like to thank the assessors for their sterling work.
“We found the AGF assessment process and report to be a challenging and robust examination of our event processes, providing very helpful and informed third-party insights and validation of our work, highlighting areas of improvement for future years.”
Participants in the AGF awards, a leading kite mark of sustainable and regenerative events, undergo a detailed evidence-based assessment throughout the whole event process including self-assessment, independent site visits, and post event proof and analysis. Bath Half went the extra mile with AGF, including a detailed CO2 analysis and sustainability report of the event’s operations and impacts.