2023 The Big Half

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Join thousands of other participants in this spectacular half marathon event through the heart of London. Great for novices and experienced participants alike, the course winds its way through the capital from Tower Bridge to the iconic Cutty Sark. Come for the finisher's medal or to celebrate London's diversity.
The Big Half
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Sun 3rd Sep 2023
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
London, UK
Start times
Sun 3rd Sep 2023
The Big Half:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for 2023 The Big Half
The Big Half
Route information
The Big Half
The course starts by in the shadows of Tower Bridge. From here, participants will head to Canary Wharf, then come back along the Highway to cross Tower Bridge into the borough of Southwark as they head towards the finish at the iconic Cutty Sark in Greenwich.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Fully marshalled course
  • Bag drop (bags will be transported to the finish)
  • Water stations
  • Aid stations
  • Chip-timed event
How to get there
London, UK
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By Public Transport
Participants are asked to use public transport to reach the Start Area. There will be no parking available and some roads will be closed for the event.
The closest stations are Fenchurch Street and Tower Hill (District Line & Dockland Light Railway).
Event day logistics
/* The Event Day schedule is to be confirmed.
Please note that an Event Guide with full details of everything you need will be emailed to those registered ahead of Event Day.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 17 on Event Day to enter The Big Half.
How will I know what to do on the day of The Big Half?
An Event Guide with full details of everything you need to know will be e-mailed to you ahead of Event Day. This will include information about getting to the start and final preparations.
What do I need to bring to The Big Half?
There is a baggage drop at the start so bring as little or as much as you want. Your bag will then be transported to the finish line.
Where can I find results for The Big Half?
You can find the results of your event through clicking on the following link https://www.thebighalf.co.uk/event-info/results/
Is The Big Half family-friendly?
Yes, this event is a celebration of community and family.
What is the minimum age for The Big Half?
Participants in The Big Half must be 17 on Event Day.
I am a visually impaired participant. Where can I find out more about running with a guide?
If you are a participant with a visual impairment and would like to find out more about participating with a guide, please contact disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk
4 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
FamilyFamily friendly
Did the race in 2020
Massive events so lots of happy supporters and things going on around the race. Really smooth organisation, no problems at all despite the huge amount of people. Nice a flat course, so perfect for an amazing time!
Did the race in 2020
The course is great passing some iconic features and buildings. The London crowd are absolutely brilliant, really worth doing just for that. The big-big let downs were the start and finish. The start was marred by being kept in start pens for over an hour, not good when temperatures are struggling to get above 5c, and the finish was the worst of any event I have ever run in. You are channelled, penned, into being part of a slow moving snake that leaves the cut Sark finish line, winds it's way through Greenwich, slowly picking up medal, tee shirt, bags, recovery stuff on the way. It took almost as long to complete the finish pen as it it did to run the race itself! Never again.
Did the race in 2018
A very good event for its first year. Well organised
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