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The Vitality Big Half is London's community half marathon, featuring events for all ages and abilities, as well as world class elite fields and a festival full of free music, entertainment and activities. Find out more about the event below...

Sir Mo Farah defends his title in the elite men’s race against two top-class Kenyans, former winners of the Virgin Money London Marathon Wilson Kipsang and Daniel Wanjiru. Farah outsprinted Wanjiru to win the inaugural race last year.
Mo Farah
Charlotte Purdue
Charlotte Purdue seeks a second successive victory in the women’s race as she takes on last year’s silver and bronze medallists, Lily Partridge and Charlotte Arter, plus Stephanie Twell, Tracy Barlow, Gemma Steel and Sonia Samuels.
David Weir is the man to beat in the men’s wheelchair race as the eight-time London Marathon champion gears up for his 20th successive appearance in that event.
David Weir
Maya Ghazal
Maya Ghazal started running last year after arriving from Syria in 2015. Now the aviation engineering student is one of six Community Champions taking on their first half marathon as part of the #MovedByLondon campaign. Read her story and those of other Community Champions on our Latest News page.
Six EastEnders actors and Barbara Windsor’s husband, Scott Mitchell, are among the celebrities taking on the Big Half in preparation for the full Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. They include Jake Wood, Jane Slaughter, Tanya Franks, Kellie Shirley, Emma Barton and Natalie Cassidy.
Dementia Revoluton runners
Nell McAndrew
Other famous faces taking part include Gogglebox star Stephen Lustig-Webb, model Nell McAndrew (pictured) plus six MPs include shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth.

More than 6,000 runners from community groups in the four host boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich will take on the 13.1-mile challenge, making up around half of the expected field.

Runners celebrate at the finish of The Vitality Big Half
The Vitality Big Festival
The Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park, in partnership with BBC Introducing, will showcase a selection of the hottest up-and-coming acts and local community performers.