The Events

Championship Entry

Applications for a British Half Marathon Championship entry at the 2020 Vitality Big Half are now open.

Entry into The Vitality Big Half 2020 for a British Half Marathon Championship place has 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 in the 2020 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 British Half Marathon Championship place or not. If you are successful in obtaining a place, we will send you an email confirming that your application has been successful with instructions on how to secure your place on the Start Line of the 2020 Vitality Big Half. You will need to complete and pay for your entry by 17:00 on Monday 10 February 2020. If the entry form is not completed and/or payment is not made by this time, you will lose your place.

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 2018 or 2019, you are able to apply for a Championship entry place in the 2020 Vitality Big Half.

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 2018:

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 2021 event.

Prize Money British Championship Individual

The prize structure for both men and women for the 2020 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 contact our helpdesk if you have any questions.