The 2021 Event
What will happen to my place in The Vitality Big Half 2021?
If you have a place in The Vitality Big Half 2021 it will automatically be transferred to the event on Sunday 22 August.
I can’t run on the rescheduled date of Sunday 22 August – what are my options?
If you are unable to take part on the new Vitality Big Half date, you will have the opportunity to either defer your entry to the 2022 event or receive a full refund. You should have received an email explaining your options.
Will there be a virtual Vitality Big Half instead of a mass event?
We currently have no plans to stage a virtual Vitality Big Half instead of a mass event in 2021.
What happens if The Vitality Big Half 2021 still can’t go ahead on Sunday 22 August?
We are confident that as the national vaccination programme continues to roll out The Vitality Big Half 2021 will be able to take place on the new date of Sunday 22 August.
I have a charity place in The Vitality Big Half 2021 – what should I do?
We have contacted all charities with places in The Vitality Big Half 2021 to let them know about the new event date of 22 August.
I have community entries in The Vitality Big Half 2021 – what happens now?
If you already hold community entries in The Vitality Big Half 2021, they will be automatically transferred to the event on Sunday 22 August.
I don’t have a place in The Vitality Big Half and want to take part on the new date of Sunday 22 August – what are my options?
Although general entries for The Vitality Big Half 2021 are now closed, you still have the option of running for charity.
About The Vitality Big Half
What is The Vitality Big Half?
The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival.
What is the route of The Vitality Big Half?
The route for The Vitality Big Half starts by Tower Bridge and finishes in Greenwich, passing through four London boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich.
What is the minimum age for The Vitality Big Half?
Runners in The Vitality Big Half must be 17 on Race Day.
When do general entries for The Vitality Big Half open?
General entry into the 2021 edition of The Vitality Big Half is now sold out.
What is the entry fee for The Vitality Big Half?
General entry places in The Vitality Big Half are £46.
I have moved. How do I let you know my change of address?
Please email email@example.com with your full name, date of birth and confirmation of what details are changing.
What are The Vitality Big Half community entries?
Community groups from the four host boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich can apply for discounted £10 places in the event.
I am a visually impaired runner. Where can I find out more about running with a guide?
If you are a runner with a visual impairment and would like to find out more about running with a guide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How will I know what to do on the day of The Vitality Big Half?
Final Instructions, with full details of everything you need to know, will be emailed to you ahead of Event Day.
Questions from charities
When do charity entries open?
Charities were able to apply for places between Tuesday 17 and Monday 30 November 2020.
When do we find out if we have been successful in purchasing charity places in the event?
Charities were contacted in December 2020 regarding the status of their charity entry applications.
What type of places are charities able to purchase for The Vitality Big Half?
There are two entry types available for The Vitality Big Half in 2021.
How much money can charities expect participants to raise?
On average, each The Vitality Big Half fundraiser raises more than £500 on Virgin Money Giving.
When will charities receive invoices for The Vitality Big Half 2021?
Vitality Big Half 2021 charity place invoices were sent in January 2021.
How will you ensure The Vitality Big Half is Covid secure and socially distanced?
Our Operations Team is working to ensure and implement best practice so we can bring mass participation events back to the public for 2021.
If a charity doesn’t fill their places, can they be rolled over?
If you have purchased Rollover Entries you will be able to roll over any unused places for up to a maximum of three years until 2023.
Will we be allowed to have a cheer point on Event Day?
We know much these cheer points mean to your runners and supporters.