The Events

Championship Entry

The 2019 race

The Vitality Big Half will host the British Half Marathon Championships on Sunday 10 March 2019.

The application system for the British Half Marathon Championships is now closed. The deadline to make an application was 17:00 on Friday 4 January 2019.

Championship entries into The Vitality Big Half 2019 have been capped. So please be aware that an application and meeting the criteria of an entry does not guarantee you will be offered a place into the 2019 event.

Our team will be checking your application and will contact you via email within 15 working days to let you know if you have secured a place or not. If you are successful in obtaining a place, we will send you an email with details on how to access the entry form and pay for your entry (the entry fee is £37). Please note, the closing date to complete and pay for your entry is 17:00 Friday 11 January 2019. If payment is not made by this date your place will be lost.

Do I qualify?

If you are a member of an athletics club associated with British Athletics and you achieve(d) a championship-qualifying performance for a half marathon in 2017 or 2018, you are able to apply for a Championship entry place in The Vitality Big Half 2019.

You will need to have completed a half marathon in the same time, or faster than, the times listed below – these are the official championship qualifying performance times. Your qualifying time must be achieved after 1 January 2017:

Men Time (in hours) Women Time (in hours)
Half marathon  sub 01:15:00 Half marathon sub 01:25:00

Additionally, you must be registered with your National Governing Body (England Athletics, Scotland Athletics, Welsh Athletics, or Athletics Northern Ireland) otherwise your application will be rejected. If you are unsure whether or not you are registered, please check with your National Governing Body.

Please note: Qualifying times are reviewed yearly and may change for The Vitality Big Half 2020.

Prize Money British Championship Individual

The prize structure for both men and women for the 2019 British Half Marathon Championships can be found below.

Placing Prize Money
1 US$4,000
2 US$3,000
3 US$2,000
4 US$1,000

There is no team prize structure.

Please email online.entry@thebighalf.co.uk if you have any questions.