Event Info

Runner Info

The Big Half takes place on Sunday 4 March 2018 and will start at 09:00.

More information will appear here as Race Day approaches so please check back for updates.

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Getting to the start

All runners will be asked to use public transport to get to the Start Area. We suggest that runners DO NOT drive to the Start as parking will be extremely limited and some roads will be closed for the event.

The course

The Big Half race route starts by Tower Bridge. 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. You can download a map of The Big Half course here.


All runners will be able to leave baggage at the Start. This will be transported to the Finish in Greenwich, where you will be able to collect your kitbag after the race. A PA system at the Start Area will tell you when to put your kitbag onto the appropriate baggage vehicle. Once you have deposited your kitbag on the lorry, you will not be able to retrieve your belongings until you arrive at the finish.

The Big Festival

The Big Half is about more than just the run – it’s about the communities that we run through. We will be celebrating those communities all the way round the route with DJs, bands, food and plenty of colour! Visit The Big Festival page to find out more.