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the big half

The Big Half - truly global, uniquely local

The Big Half is a brand new half marathon event for 2018 by the organisers of the London Marathon.

The event will feature 15,000 participants of all ages and abilities in the first year. The closed road event will take runners past some of the capital’s most famous landmarks starting at Tower Bridge and finishing in historic Greenwich. Every stride you take and every penny you raise will help fund our crucial research and support more people with epilepsy.

A woman runner in an epilepsy society vest celebrating

When: Sunday 4 March, 2018
Where: London 
Registration pack fee: Now just £1!  

Minimum sponsorship target: £500
(Pack fee and fundraising target does not apply to own place runners)

Three of the Epilepsy Society staff members celebrating at the London Marathon finishing line

How we'll support you

All of our runners will receive the following in the run up to the big day:

  •  Epilepsy Society t-shirt and running vest
  •  training plans 
  •  dedicated support 
  • fundraising pack including lots of great ideas and fundraising materials to help you reach your target

Already got a place?

General entries for the big half 2018 have now sold out. 

If you have secured your own place in the event, we would love you to run for us, get in touch with the fundraising team. 

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Other events

If you are ready for a bigger challenge, why not sign up to one of our other running events. Alternatively why not cycleskydive or trek for Epilepsy Society? We also run challenges for students.