Man smiles with arms up as he runs The Big Half




The Big Half returns!

Entries are now open for The Big Half 2023

Entries are now open for The Big Half 2023, London’s unique community half marathon, which takes place on Sunday 3 September.

The Big Half route starts close to the Tower of London and heads out to the financial district of Canary Wharf before returning to central London, crossing Tower Bridge and finishing in spectacular style at Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

The route goes through four London boroughs – Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich – and is a celebration of the many diverse communities it passes.

To help ensure the event is inclusive as possible for people who live in these communities, London Marathon Events (LME) offers:

  • Discounted resident entries (£46) for people living in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich
  • £10 community entries for local groups and organisations, community sports clubs, schools or local charities in London that benefits its local community. 

General entries cost £56 with a £2 reduction for members of UKA athletics clubs.

Find out how to enter

All participants on Event Day will be entitled to receive a New Balance finisher's T-shirt and medal once they’ve completed their 13.1 miles. However entrants will once again be offered the opportunity to choose to have a tree planted instead of receiving a T-shirt, as part of an ongoing partnership with Trees Not Tees.

Introduced at the 2022 event, the opt-out offer is designed to reduce the event's environmental impact.

The initiative, supported by New Balance, will see Trees Not Tees allocate a freshly planted sapling from their sustainable reforestation project in the UK to everyone who takes this option. In return, participants will receive a personalised digital certificate, including a photo of their tree and a what3words geolocation – so they can visit their tree if they’d like to.

More information on entries for The Big Mile and New Balance Big Relay will follow shortly.