Sport in Mind delighted to announce that as one of The Big Half's Charity Partners, we have 4 charity places available! If you are interested in fundraising for Sport in Mind - you can APPLY HERE!



Returning on Sunday 4 September 2022, The Big Half is set to have an unmissable festival atmosphere – and everyone's invited! Register your place and get set for 13.1 miles of fun today!

Route - a stunning course that sets off by Tower Bridge in central London and finishes at the famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich. 



London Marathon Events created The 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 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!



On March 1 2020, a record 16,222 participants crossed the Finish Line in the third edition of The Big Half – 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.