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General entries for The Big Half have sold out

The general and borough entries for The Big Half, London’s unique new annual mass participation event on Sunday 4 March 2018, have sold out! All 5,800 general entries for UK and overseas runners were filled within hours of the event announcement, soon followed by the 1,500 discounted borough entries, reserved for residents in the four host boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich.

“This is a fantastic response and there’s real excitement building about The Big Half,” said Hugh Brasher, Event Director of The Big Half. “This event will be like no other. The Big Half will be a celebration of community and life.”

The Big Half is more than just an event; it is a campaign. This unique event will demonstrate how sport and the community can get together to inspire social change, create social cohesion and improve health and wellbeing.  

Its guiding principle is to be 'Truly Global yet Uniquely Local'. The Big Half will be much more than a mass participation running event with the world’s best athletes and thousands of mass runners. It will be a street party of epic proportions and it aims to inspire participation from a variety of socio-economic groups, faiths, ages, ethnicities and to become the first sports event whose participants truly represent London’s diverse population.

A total of 7,500 places have been reserved for community groups from the four host boroughs who will be able to get entries at just £10 each through their local schools, faith institutions, sports groups and other community groups. Apply to