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The team behind The Big Half organises a whole host of great events. Take a look below and enter one of our other events today!

Virgin Money London Marathon

Date: Sunday 22 April 2018

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world's greatest big city marathon. Since it was founded in 1981 by Chris Brasher and John Disley the course has changed very little. From three starts in Greenwich and Blackheath, the 26.2-mile course heads west to Tower Bridge before crossing the Thames and heading east to the Isle of Dogs. The final few miles see runners head back towards Westminster, along the Embankment, for a spectacular finish on The Mall.

Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon

Date: Sunday 22 April 2018

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is the official British Athletics three- mile road championships for young athletes aged between 11 and 17. If you're looking for a challenge, the 2018 event is your chance to compete against the best new talent in British road running. The three-mile course stretches from London's Old Billingsgate to The Mall and the race is open to entrants from the nine regions of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and teams from all 33 London Boroughs.

Vitality Westminster Mile

Date: Sunday 27 May 2018

The Vitality Westminster Mile is held on the most iconic mile course in the world, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. Organised by London Marathon Events, in partnership with Westminster City Council, there are categories for all ages and abilities, to ensure that everyone, no matter what age or ability, can take part in this fun family-friendly series of mile races. Chgildren aged 11 and under race for free.

Vitality London 10,000

Date: Monday 28 May 2018 (bank holiday)

The Vitality London 10,000 is a fast, flat 10K race that takes in many of London’s most iconic landmarks. The race starts on The Mall and follows a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London, Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England, Leadenhall Market, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey before finishing on Spur Road in front of Buckingham Palace.

Standard Chartered Great City Race

Date: TBC

The Standard Chartered Great City Race is a unique 5K corporate running challenge that takes place around the closed roads of the City of London. In 2016 around 5,000 runners from 350 different companies took part in the event, many raising money for the official race charity Seeing is Believing, which is an initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness around the world. All funds raised will be matched by Standard Chartered pound for pound.

Prudential RideLondon

Date: 27-29 July 2018

Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. Taking a cue from the London Marathon, amateur cyclists participate in 100-mile and 46-mile sportives on closed roads in London and Surrey. Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle offers a free family ride in central London while you can also enjoy watching the world’s best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique.

Swim Serpentine

Date: TBC

Swim Serpentine is a new open water swimming festival staged in the heart of London. The festival is held in and around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 2017 event will feature new race distances, offering participants the opportunity to choose from half-mile, one-mile and two-mile distances, or go for the big one and sign up for the 'Super Six' event.