The Vitality Big Half 2021 will take place on Sunday 22 August. Find out more here

Community Entries

Supporting local communities

Since the first edition of The Big Half, we have supported local communities by offering a special £10 community entry route, and we did this again for the 2021 event, which took place on Sunday 22 August.

As organisers of The Big Half, our vision is Inspiring Activity, which is why we make these community places available to inspire under-represented communities to take part. We want everyone to feel equal, included and free to be themselves. We believe passionately that our events should reflect and represent the ethnic and cultural diversity of our communities.

To realise this ambition, we will prioritise providing community entries to groups that actively work to include under-represented communities, in particular Black, Asian and minority ethnic participants.

Community entries for 2021 are now closed. If your community group has been allocated places in the event, you will be able to register runners until Friday 6 August.

Please see below for more details on eligibility.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your group meets the criteria, please contact

If your community group had places in The Vitality Big Half that was scheduled for Sunday 25 April, your existing entries will be transferred to the rescheduled 22 August date. If you are unable to use your entries on that date, please contact

Who’s eligible?

We define a community group as a local group or organisation, sports club, school or local charity in London that delivers benefits to its community. Eligible groups can be formal or informal, but must operate in London and support local residents. Please note that national and international charities are not eligible for community entries and must enter via the charity entry route.

Please note that each year there are a limited number of community entries and we cannot guarantee that a group that has had community entries in previous years will be allocated community entries in the current year.

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Training Plans

Whether you've got a place in The Big Half or you're preparing for another half marathon event, our training plans will help you arrive at the Start Line feeling ready to go.