London Marathon Events confirms The Felix Project as an official charity partner of The Big Half
The Felix Project is once again partnering with The Big Half, London’s community half marathon, to offer people the chance to take part in this year’s event on Sunday 4 September while helping to take a stand against food waste and hunger in the capital.
With the escalating cost of living crisis causing food poverty rates to surge, The Felix Project is delivering 70 per cent more food than it did in 2020 and is on track to supply people who are struggling, including families, children, the homeless and refugees, with the equivalent of 40 million meals this year. Seven hundred and fifty charities are currently on the waitlist for Felix food.
The charity has 50 The Big Half places available to runners from across London who wish to make a difference to their own communities by supporting the charity’s mission to rescue food waste across the capital and redistribute it to those who need it most.
The 50 places are available at a discounted rate of £25 per participant, with a minimum fundraising pledge of £300. Places are also available in the New Balance Big Relay at a rate of £10 per participant, with a minimum fundraising pledge of £200 per member of each team.
- To sign up and run for The Felix Project in The Big Half, please click here.
- To sign up and run for The Felix Project in the New Balance Big Relay, please click here.
The deadline to enter is 16:00 on Thursday 4 August.
Now in its fifth year, The Big Half features three events with a distance to suit everyone. These are the flagship half marathon The Big Half, The Big Mile for people of all ages and abilities, and the New Balance Big Relay, which offers participants the opportunity to experience the vibrant half marathon as part of a team of four, each running 5K.
Team Felix aim to raise more than £30,000 for the food rescue mission, enough to provide more than 135,000 meals and stop the retail equivalent of more than £165,000 worth of good food from being wasted.
The Big Half, which will be live on the BBC on Sunday 4 September, will see more than 14,000 participants start north of the River Thames close to Tower Bridge, head east towards Canary Wharf, loop back and cross Tower Bridge before heading to a finish at the historic Cutty Sark in Greenwich.