The Vitality Big Half
Entries for the 2020 race are not yet open, but if you would like to find out more information on how to take part please do let us know.
Following much of the world-famous London Marathon route in reverse, The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival for everyone, no matter your age, background or running ability.
Starting at Tower Bridge, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the world’s best runners, taking in some spectacular views as you cross the river and finishing by the Cutty Sark.
Join the race. Beat dementia. Sign up this half marathon and change the lives of people affected by dementia!
As well as helping to change the lives of people affected by dementia, there are some great benefits to joining our team. Unite with us, and we will support you through every step of your journey.
Whether you sign up for a charity place or already have your own place, by joining our team you will receive:
- Our support pack with everything you need to kick off your training and fundraising
- Comprehensive training plans and advice from our professional training coaches
- Regular newsletters to keep you motivated
- Your very own Alzheimer's Society technical running top to wear with pride, and iron on name letters
- The biggest cheers on race day
- Our friendly Events Team on hand to help whenever you need us
We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. When you sign up to run for us, you will receive a support pack with tips and advice to help you with your fundraising, allowing you to make a difference to people living with dementia.
To kick-start your fundraising in the meantime, why not set up a Virgin Money Giving page?
You can also print off a sponsorship form to share with friends and family.
If you have cheques that you need to send in to us, please use our paying in form and post to:
I already have a place in this race, can I still run for you?
Absolutely! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome on to our team. We’d love to help you prepare for this race, and send you a fundraising pack, training plan, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill out our online form to get started.
When will I receive my running top?
We are thrilled to send each of our runners a running top for race day to say thank you for running for us, and to help share the word about your fundraising! If you have let us know your size we will send your top to you in the post approximately 4-6 weeks before your race.
How do I order my running top?
To order your running top simply email [email protected] and let us know whether you would like a running T-shirt or Vest, in sizes XS-XXL.
Can I fundraise with friends or family for my race?
If you would like to fundraise in a team, simply let us know by emailing [email protected] and providing the names of your team members.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
There are lots of different ways to pay in your fundraising for a race, including via online fundraising pages, by phone and by cheque. To find out how download our ‘paying in form’.
I’ve lost my support pack, how do I order a replacement?
We send these packs to you via email. If you have lost this, simply email [email protected] to request another.
I’ve signed up for a race and want to do some fundraising, how do I order materials?
If you are planning a fundraising event for your race you can order materials such as balloons, banners and bunting! Download our materials order form.
Can I order cheering materials for friends and family who will support me on the course?
If you would like to order a cheer pack for your supporters please email [email protected].
If you have any other questions, please do get in touch with us - 0330 333 0804 or [email protected]