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The Vitality Big Half

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Join thousands of other runners in this spectacular half marathon event through the heart of London. Great for novices and experienced runners alike, the course winds its way through the capital from Tower Bridge to the Cutty Sark. Come for the finisher's medal or to celebrate London's diversity.

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1 Review
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Leigh B
"A very good event for its first year. Well organised..."
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How to enter the The Vitality Big Half

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  1. The Big Half

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. The Little Half

    Run 2.4mi
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  3. The Vitality Big Mile

    Run 1mi
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The Vitality Big Half routes

The Vitality Big Half

The course starts by in the shadows of Tower Bridge. From here, runners 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 Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

The Little Half

This is a 2.4 mile route which finishes by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The course terrain is will be closed roads and pathways and entry is free to runners under 18 years old.

The Big Mile

This is a family friendly event around Greenwich Park. Ideal for novices, walkers, families with children or indeed anyone looking to get healthy.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fully Marshalled Course
  • Bag drop (bags will be transported to the finish)
  • Water Stations
  • Aid Stations
  • Chip Timed Event
Raceday Logistics


0900 Half Marathon Begins

1230 Big Mile Begins

1245 Little Half Begins

Following on from the races runners will be able to enjoy The Vitality Big Festival which will showcase the very best of London's communities.

Please note that final instructions with full details of everything you need will be email to those registered ahead of race day.


This event is made special by the number of people who turn out to support the runners.

Spectators are advised not to accompany runners to the start line as it will be incredibly busy. Instead you would get a good view of runners around the Surrey Quays section of the race route between miles eight and 11.

Alternatively, Canary Wharf is a great place to see runners for the first time. This area also has plenty of food and drink options to enjoy while you wait.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 race through clicking on the following link
Is the Big Half family-friendly?
Yes, this race is a celebration of community and family.
What time does the half marathon begin?
The half marathon has a mass start at 0900
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The Vitality Big Half weather forecast

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Meet the organizer

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London Marathon Events are ranked #47 in the UK out of 561 organizers

The London Marathon (currently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.

The Vitality Big Half reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Friendly atmosphere


Festival vibes

  • Did the The Big Half in 2018

    A very good event for its first year. Well organised