The Vitality Big Half 2019

Join #TeamTommys and celebrate the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London at this unique half marathon.

The Big Half Team Tommy's Runner

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Location: London
Fundraising pledge: £300

I would like a Tommy's place in The Big Half 2019

You can register for a guaranteed Tommy's place when you pledge to raise a minimum of £300 (excl. gift aid). We would be thrilled to welcome you to #TeamTommys!

Register for a Tommy's place

I have my own place in The Big Half 2019

Let us know if you already have your place in the Big Half 2019. Once you register we can give you full access to our fundraising materials. This requires no minimum sponsorship - just raise as much as you can!

I have my own place

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About The Big Half

Created by London Marathon Events Ltd, in partnership with Sported, The Vitality Big Half is a one day festival centred around the half marathon distance, which aims to be truly global and uniquely local in celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London.

The half marathon starts from Tower Bridge before passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich. At Greenwich Park a celebration of London's diverse culture, food and music will take place throughout the day. 

How Tommy's will support you

Whether you run with your own place, or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care! 

  • Fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
  • Dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
  • Huge cheers on the day from our Tommy's cheering teams
  • Top quality breathable running vest
  • Ability to chat to other Tommy's runners via facebook
  • e-newsletters
  • Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.

Download our exciting new Fundraising Guide!

What our runners say about us

"Team Tommy's rock! It means so much to me. Not only is it a fantastic support network and I get to have amazing opportunities, but it also allows an outlet for a reason for everything we do. To help others and raise money."

Bryony Seabrook

For more information please contact Devina on [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 398 3453

Download your Big Half training guide and plan

Tommy's Half Marathon training guide

Tommy's Half Marathon training plan

This guide will help you prepare and train for your half marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to half marathons as well as those with a few under their belt.

Fundraising hints and tips

Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day. The next step is to create your online page...

Create Your Fundraising Page

Fundraising tips for The Big Half

  • A range of social media icons

    Using social media

    Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.

  • A woman standing on top of a snowy mountain holding a Tommy's banner

    Publicising your fundraising event

    Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!

  • pound symbols

    Sending the money in

    Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.

  • Cakes and other sweet treats being sold for charity

    Fundraising ideas

    There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!

  • Group of smiling people holding a Tommy's banner

    Our top fundraising tips

    Tommy's top fundraising tips

  • Group of supporters holding a Tommy's cake

    Fundraising FAQs

    There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.

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