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08 March 2019

The Vitality Big Half takes place on Sunday 10 March and live coverage of Sir Mo Farah taking on some of the biggest names in distance running can be accessed in the following ways:

BBC Red Button and Online: 0845 -1220
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra: 0855 - 1100
BBC Radio London: 0855 - 1200 0845 -1220 0845 -1220
‚ÄčThe Vitality Big Half is a community running festival for everyone, no matter what age, background or running ability. This is a world-class running event that supports and encourages first-time runners to take part, with distances for all ages and abilities. More than 15,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s events which include:
  • The Vitality Big Half: London's community half marathon starts at 09:00 by Tower Bridge and finishes at Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • The Little Half: A 2.4-mile run which finishes at Cutty Sark and offers the perfect opportunity to take part in a first official timed event
  • The Vitality Big Mile: A free, fun, family-friendly mass-participation event taking place around Greenwich Park. This is the perfect event for first-time runners or walkers, families with children of all ages and anyone looking to get more healthy and active.
  • The New Balance Big Relay: This enables enables a team of four runners to take on The Vitality Big Half, running 13.1 miles through Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • The Vitality Big Festival: Celebrate all that London has to offer at The Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park. Join friends and family at this free festival and enjoy some of London’s best food, music, sport and entertainment.

The elite races start at 08.55 (wheelchairs) and 09:00 (men and women) and feature top athletes including:
  • Sir Mo Farah (GBR)
  • Wilson Kipsang (KEN)
  • Daniel Wanjuri (KEN)
  • Dewi Griffiths (GBR)
  • Lily Partridge (GBR)
  • Charlotte Purdue (GBR)
  • Steph Twell (GBR)
  • David Weir CBE (GBR)

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