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What is The Vitality Big Half?

The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival. This one-day event offers a host of running distances, from a challenging half marathon to a free one-mile course, as well as a family-friendly festival of food, music and activities.

This event is for everyone, no matter your age, background or running ability. This is a world-class running event that supports and encourages first-time runners to take part.

When is it?

The 2019 edition of The Vitality Big Half will take place on Sunday 10 March. The half marathon starts at 09:00.

What are the events in The Vitality Big Half?

The Vitality Big Half is London's community half marathon, starting by Tower Bridge and finishing at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich. The race will also feature some of the world's best distance runners.

The Little Half will be held on a 2.4 mile route from Southwark Park to the stunning finish line by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. It's the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official timed running event.

The Vitality Big Mile invites first-time runners, walkers and families with children of all ages to take part in a free mass participation fun run round aroun Greenwich Park.

The Vitality Big Festival

Held in Greenwich Park, The Vitality Big Festival celebrates London’s diversity with a huge range of food, music and entertainment. There will be local traders serving food from around the world, music playing throughout the day, performances from community groups and fun activities and fitness classes for the whole family to enjoy.

What is the route?

The route for the 2019 edition of The Vitality Big Half will be announced later in the year. In 2018, the race started by Tower Bridge and finished at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The route goes through four London boroughs: Southwark, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich.

What is the minimum age for The Vitality Big Half?

Runners in The Vitality Big Half must be 17 on Race Day. Younger runners will be eligible to participate in The Big Relay and The Little Half.

When do general entries open?

Please visit our Events pages for more information.

What is the entry fee?

The general entry fee for The Vitality Big Half is £39.00 (£35.00 for members of a British Athletics affiliated running club). Entry fee for runners from the four boroughs is £30.

What are the other ways of getting a place in The Vitality Big Half?

A number of charities will have guaranteed entries for The Vitality Big Half. See our charity page for the list of charities with guaranteed entries available.

What are the community entries?

Community groups from the four host boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich can apply for discounted £10 places in the event.

The group or charity must be based in or work mainly in one or more of the host boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham or Greenwich to be eligible for the Community Entries.

If you represent a community group in the host boroughs, please contact community.entries@thebighalf.co.uk for more information.

I have moved. How do I let you know my change of address?

Please email changeofaddress@londonmarathonevents.co.uk with the event name, your name, date of birth, telephone number, old address and your new address. Your address details will then be changed in our system. Please do not call the helpdesk with changes of address as these can only be processed by email.

I am a visually impaired runner. Where can I find out more about running with a guide?

If you are a runner with a visual impairment and would like to find out more about running with a guide, please contact disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk

How will I know what to do on the day of The Vitality Big Half?

Final Instructions with full details of everything you need to know will be e-mailed to you ahead of Race Day. This will include information about getting to the start and final preparations.

If you have a specific question or issue that is not addressed by these FAQs, please call The Vitality Big Half helpdesk on 020 7902 0200. The helpdesk is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00.