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The Big Half

The Big Half is a brand new event bought to you by the organisers of the London Marathon!

The Big half has the potential to become one of the most remarkable days in our sporting calendar - Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

The Big Half is a new one-day festival, which aims to be truly global and uniquely local in a celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London

The route begins at Tower Bridge and finishes by The Cutty Sark in Greenwich, where you can celebrate your achievement by joining in with the Big Festival in Greenwich Park!

 Team Sally Army will provide you with:

  • A breathable Salvation Army running vest
  • Heavily discounted accommodation in London for the night of, before and after the race, should you need it **
  • A fundraising pack crammed full of ideas
  • A dedicated Big Half rep to give you fundraising (and moral!) support every step of the way
  • Regular update

Are you part of a Salvation Army corps? If so, read on...

Get involved and raise funds for local initiatives by encouraging your local community to take part in this fantastic event.  Get in touch with the fundraising events team at for your tailor-made posters and social media posts!

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The details

  • When: March 2019 TBC
  • Where: London
  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Charity Place Commitment: £25 registration fee plus the sponsorship pledge
  • Own Place Commitment: We are grateful for any sponsorship you are able to raise




3 million meals served

Every mile you run during training and on your big day will help us feed someone every day this year

1780 families reunited

Your fundraising will help us reunite families who have lost touch

147242 parents and children

Your courage will provide safe and supportive environment for many every week