The Vitality Big Half 2021 will take place on Sunday 22 August. Find out more here
 
 
The New Balance Big Relay

The New Balance Big Relay

Entries into the New Balance Big Relay are now closed

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 New Balance Big Relay – entries are now closed.
Keep your eye on this website and our social channels to see how much fun the teams had this year!

The New Balance Big Relay is a great way to take on The Big Half as a team of family members, friends or work colleagues. It takes place on the same stunning central London course as The Big Half, from Tower Bridge to Cutty Sark, just split into four legs – so participants can soak up the fun and exciting atmosphere of the mass participation event without having to go the full distance!

Sound like fun? You can find out more below – please note that the information on this page relates to the 2021 New Balance Big Relay.

Who can take part?

Because the course is divided into legs, it’s perfect for runners of mixed abilities or anyone who isn’t able to run a full 13.1 miles. Entrants just need to be aged 15 or above on Event Day. Each team also needs a captain, who must be at least 18 years old on Event Day. 

Ideally you’ll run as a team of four, but if there are only two or three of you one or more team members are welcome to run additional legs – all we ask is that the runner who starts the relay is different to the one who finishes it.  

How long are the legs?

The New Balance Big Relay has four legs of varying distances so each team member can pick the one that suits them:

  • Leg 1: 3.5 miles 
  • Leg 2: 1 mile 
  • Leg 3: 3.9 miles 
  • Leg 4: 4.7 miles 

What does it cost to enter?

The really great news is the New Balance Big Relay only costs £16 per team to enter – that’s just £4 per member! 

We’ll send each team member a New Balance participation T-shirt and running number in advance – wear them on the day so everyone can see you’re taking on the New Balance Big Relay. It might make it easier for your supporters to spot you too!  

And, of course, each member will also receive their own medal once they’ve completed their leg at their changeover point. On the subject of changeovers, these will be ‘contactless’ this year – our team at the changeover points will talk you through the process.

Keeping in touch

Don’t worry if this sounds like a lot to remember – we’ll email you in the run-up to the New Balance Big Relay with everything you and your team need to know about taking part.

You can also follow us on social media for all the latest New Balance Big Relay updates, as well as news about The Big Half.

The New Balance Big Relay

The route

The New Balance Big Relay takes place on the same route as The Big Half. 

The New Balance Big Relay

Runner info

You can find out everything you need to know about taking part in The New Balance Big Relay in your Event Day Guide. This was also emailed to participants on Thursday 19 August.

Race results

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