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

The Vitality Big Half

The Vitality Big Half 2021

We’re all looking forward to running as one again at The Vitality Big Half 2021 on Sunday 22 August. If you’d like to join us, you can enter the half marathon here – it costs £46 to enter, and you’ll need to be aged 17 or above on Event Day. And if you live in one of the host boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark or Tower Hamlets you can enter for the discounted price of £36.

As the national vaccination programme continues to roll out at pace, and with the further unlocking of restrictions, we are confident of providing a safe and secure event on 22 August, so do hope to see you on the Start Line very soon!

About The Vitality Big Half

The Vitality Big Half is a half marathon in London that follows a stunning 13.1-mile closed-road course, starting by Tower Bridge and finishing at Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The 2021 event takes place on Sunday 22 August.

Celebrating diversity

London Marathon Events created The Vitality Big Half in 2018, in partnership with Sported, because we recognised that many of London’s running events didn’t truly reflect the communities they pass through. We want to change this by bringing Londoners of all backgrounds and abilities together in a celebration of the city’s diversity. 

So while The Vitality Big Half features the some of the world’s best athletes – in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair elite fields – and thousands of mass participation runners taking on the same course, it’s much more than a half marathon. It’s a community running festival and everyone is invited!

Fun and inclusive events

On March 1 2020, a record 16,222 participants crossed the Finish Line in the third edition of The Vitality Big Half and that’s not to mention all the spectators and local residents who got involved on the day and made it feel so special.

We also support local groups and organisations by offering special £10 community entries as a way of inspiring under-represented communities to take part. We prioritise providing these entries to groups that actively work to include such communities, in particular Black, Asian and ethnically diverse participants – if you’re interested, check out our Community Entries page for more details.

How to enter The Vitality Big Half

Start times

The first wave will start at 08:30, with each wave then going off in 10-minute intervals until the last wave at 10:00.

Tower Bridge

The route

The Vitality Big Half route goes through the four London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich. You can download the route map below, but please note that some details are subject to change for 2021.

A Vitality Big Half runner with a flag of Grenada

Runner Info

Information for participants in The Vitality Big Half – including final instructions for runners, how to get to the Start and what to do after you've finished the race – will be available in the build-up to Event Day.

Race results

Check out our other events

    • The Little Half

      A great opportunity for runners of all ages to take part in their first timed running event

    • The Vitality Big Mile

      Take part in an inclusive fun run for all the family in Greenwich

    • The New Balance Big Relay

      Sign up your team of four and take on the 13.1-mile route of The Vitality Big Half

    • The Little Half

      A great opportunity for runners of all ages to take part in their first timed running event

    • The Vitality Big Mile

      Take part in an inclusive fun run for all the family in Greenwich

    • The New Balance Big Relay

      Sign up your team of four and take on the 13.1-mile route of The Vitality Big Half

    • The Little Half

      A great opportunity for runners of all ages to take part in their first timed running event

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