The Big Half 2018


The Big Half is a new event that will be held for the first time on Sunday 4 March 2018.

This half marathon will start at Tower Bridge and finish in Greenwich.


Date: 4 March 2018 (This event is now FULLY BOOKED)

Location: London

Registration Fee: £20

Minimum Fundraising Pledge: £250

Distance: 13.1 miles


Tower Bridge

Please click on the photo above to watch a video about The Big Half

Tempted by the London Marathon but not quite ready? Why not take on The Big Half and enjoy a taster of the official London Marathon route?

The Big Half will become the annual half marathon every elite athlete and fun runner will want to be part of, just weeks before the Virgin Money London Marathon. A brand new half marathon event for 2018 brought to you by the organisers of the London Marathon. This is not to be missed!

The 13.1 mile route kicks off at Tower Bridge before turning east towards Greenwich to finish at the Cutty Sark. Runners will then be able to celebrate with friends and family at The Big Festival in Greenwich Park.

The first Big Half event will take place on Sunday 4 March and you could be part of the Hospice team.

route map


If you have already applied for your own place, we'd love you to join our team. As an own-place runner there is no minimum to fundraise and you will still receive all these great benefits:

  • Hospice branded running top
  • pre-run get together at the Hospice
  • tips on fundraising
  • support on the day.

Contact the fundraising team on 020 8319 9230 or



We're looking for outgoing and friendly people with heaps of enthusiasm to provide excellent race day support to our runners. We will provide you with a volunteer T-shirt and cheer materials.

In return you get to meet new people and have an active and memorable day out helping support Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.     

Spending time with friends I meet at the Hospice is really special. Sharing experiences has helped me to cope and look to the future.

Maria, Greenwich

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