Secret Run Bath

No crowds, no stress. Stay safe.


Secret run is described as "a fun, safe and secret running adventure where you are in control of your route" and is coming to Bath on October 4th.

The format

Secret Run have conceived an event which drops all the usual parameters of a regular running race in order to provide a safe, socially distanced experience - with some fun along the way.

For maximum social distancing, the event begins from a number of different start points around the city (they'll let you know yours on the day!), and involves competitors navigating themselves around the city between a series of checkpoints, finding clues to the next waypoint as you go.

There are a selection of different (and approximate) distance options:

  • Explorer - a 5k, family friendly route
  • The Challenger - a 10k route
  • The Trailblazer - full half marathon distance

The organisers are deliberately sketchy on much more detailed information than that - it wouldn't be a secret otherwise, would it? Although their Facebook page has been keeping up an occasional feed of logistical information.

On paper it reads like a sort of cross between basic-level orienteering, and the plot of the first half of Die Hard With a Vengeance!

(I can't guarantee a sinister german accented bad-guy reading you riddles down payphones - but Jeremy Irons is Chancellor at Bath Spa Uni - just saying...)

Logistics and risk assessment

This is not an official statement, but it sounds like the organisers are doing all they can to make this as safe an experience as can be in these difficult times.

They say they're monitoring local Covid conditions and announcements, and have in fact already moved this event from an earlier date in August on that basis.

It's not designed as a group experience, so barring coincidence we're unlikely to end up running as any kind of GoodGym group. Everyone will likely be finding their own way and doing their own navigation for this event.

Date and time

09:00 Sunday, 4th of October 2020


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What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.


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  • Abbey
  • Jer Boon

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