The Vitality Big Half returns to the streets of the capital on Sunday 25 April 2021.
London’s community half marathon will once again start in the spectacular setting of Tower Bridge and finish at the iconic Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The 2021 event will be Covid-secure, socially distanced and safe for all participants (and all participants will be offered a full refund should the event be postponed or cancelled).
Enter The Vitality Big Half now to guarantee your place. General entry costs £46 and £36 for residents of the host boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets. There is a £2 reduction for members of affiliated running clubs.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events, said: “We know how eager people are to take part in events again after this long period of lockdown. Thanks to the support of the Mayor of London and the four host boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets, next year’s edition of The Vitality Big Half will take place nearly two months later than usual, giving us the best chance of staging the event. We are confident we can stage it in a safe, socially-distanced way.”
In this year’s edition of the event, which took place on 1 March, more than 16,000 runners crossed the finish line at Cutty Sark to complete the third edition of the event, a community running festival for everyone, no matter their age, background or running ability.
The #MovedbyLondon campaign was created by The Vitality Big Half to encourage Londoners from a variety of diverse running communities to take part in the event. One of the community groups taking part for the first time in 2020 was Emancipated Run Crew. The group came to life when sisters Denise and Jules Stephenson, along with their friend Trojan Gordon, took a stand against what they saw as the lack of representation in running. They decided to create a running club for people of all backgrounds and abilities, but particularly for the black, Asian and minority ethnic community.
“We run as a collective, support each other and also reach out to new people,” they said after completing the race. “We’re here to champion each other and ourselves and bring diversity to running. We want London to be represented at events like The Vitality Big Half.”