The Big Half 2022 will take place on Sunday 4 September. Find out more here
A group of runners at the start of The Vitality Big Half

We Run As One

Welcome to the We Run As One community

On this page you’ll find everything you need to know about We Run As One, as well as links to help you navigate useful articles on this website – have fun exploring!

What do we stand for and why?

We Run As One is a campaign that shines a light on the incredibly diverse running community who take part in The Big Half each year. Our mission is to empower runners of all backgrounds and experiences to feel the mental and physical health benefits of running.

It’s time to open up the conversation and make running accessible to all. And we want to change the narrative together – as one:

  • We run to be free 
  • We run for equality 
  • We run for our physical and mental health 
  • We Run As One!

The We Run As One training plan

As you'd expect, taking on The Big Half involves a fair amount of physical preparation as you get your body ready for the challenge of running 13.1 miles. Our 10-week We Run As One training plan helps you with this by breaking down your training into three simple sessions a week in the build up to Event Day.

But it doesn’t stop there! We believe your 10-week training block is also a great opportunity for you to focus on your overall mental and physical wellbeing – and to think about the wider community you’ll be running with at The Big Half.

So in the plan we’ve given you some ideas for activities and reflection on the days when you’re not running, helping you think outside the box and step out of your comfort zone – mentally and physically. We've included links to all our recommended articles and information, so you can find what you need with ease.

We hope you enjoy your training and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the plan, as well as your suggestions for things we can add to it in future!

Time to get started!