About

Overview

Created by London Marathon Events Ltd, in partnership with Sported, The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival, taking place in London on Sunday 10 March 2019.

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.

What’s happening?

Take part with friends and family or support your loved ones from the sidelines in events that include:

  • The Vitality Big Half: London's community half marathon starts at 09:00 by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • The Little Half: A 2.4-mile run which finishes at the Cutty Sark and offers the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official times event.
  • The Vitality Big Mile: A free, fun, family-friendly mass participation event taking place around Greenwich Park. This is the perfect event for first-time runners or walkers, families with children of all ages and anyone looking to get more healthy and active.
  • The Vitality Big Festival: Celebrate all that London has to offer at The Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park. Join friends and family at this free festival and enjoy some of London’s best food, music, sport and entertainment.

What makes The Vitality Big Half unique?

We (London Marathon Events Ltd.) recognise that London’s running events don’t reflect the communities they run through; we want our running events to bring together Londoners of all backgrounds.

The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival 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.

We want to create opportunities for people from all backgrounds to experience the health benefits of running – from weight loss and lowered blood pressure to stress management and better quality of sleep.