The Events

Championship Entry

The 2020 race

More information on Championship entry into The Vitality Big Half on Sunday 1 March 2020 will be available soon.

Please note: the below information relates to the 2019 event and is subject to change for 2020.

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.