The Big Half is a brand-new half marathon mass participation event, organised by London Marathon Events. Taking place on Sunday 4th March 2018, the campaign is designed to demonstrate how sport and the community can get together to inspire social change, create social cohesion and improve health and wellbeing. The campaign aims to attract people of all ages and all backgrounds and to inspire them to take part in an event, centred on running.
The marathon will cover a varied route across London, covering the below area:
Up to 20,000 runners will take part across all the events, with even more expected to enjoy the free festival in Greenwich Park.
The events include:
• The Big Half – A mass participation race over the classic half marathon distance, starting near the iconic setting of Tower Bridge and finishing in Greenwich
• The Little Half – For younger runners will be held on a 2.4 mile route from Southwark Park to the stunning Finish Line by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and is free to enter.
• The Big Relay – Exclusively for community groups from the four host boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich, with distances ranging from one mile to five miles
• The Big Festival – In Greenwich with a huge range of food music and entertainment, including performances from community groups and fun activities and fitness classes for the whole family to enjoy the Big Half will celebrate London’s diverse communities in a way that no other sports event has done before.
We have been lucky enough to secure 40 places for Tower Hamlets EBP and are inviting our key corporate partners to run for us and raise sponsorship funds for our work raising the aspirations and life chances of children and young people in Tower Hamlets.
If you and your colleagues are interested and will be able to raise sponsorship funds for us of a minimum of £200 per runner, please email Laura Malanaphy on [email protected]