The Big Half is a unique event that strives to celebrate London’s diversity in all its forms. As Nelson Mandela once said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”
Since the inaugural event in 2017, we’ve been working alongside a range of community groups and key stakeholders to support them in a variety of ways including developing a community entry process which allows those engaged in local community organisations across London to access the event at a reduced entry price. We will continue to deliver year-round community engagement initiatives to support those that are under-represented and to ensure all Londoners get the opportunity to access this event.
In the first of our series, we hear from Stefanie Stavri. After losing her brother Rene to suicide, Stef turned to running to help process the grief. Now she leads a running group, Run4Rene, founded in his memory to help others through life’s tough points.