The Big Half 2024

Sunday 1 September 2024

Run The Big Half in aid of Pilgrims on Sunday 1 September 2024!

Set in the heart of London, The Big Half is the perfect late-season challenge for runners of all abilities, that gives you the chance to train throughout the summer. Starting by London’s iconic Tower Bridge, the 13.1-mile closed-road race follows much of the route made famous by the London Marathon. You’ll run through Limehouse and Canary Wharf before crossing Tower Bridge to the south bank and onward to a finish at the historic Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

The Big Half is much more than a half marathon. It’s a community running festival and everyone is invited!

The atmosphere was fantastic and I absolutely loved every single minute of it! There was plenty of live music along the way to keep a spring in our steps, and running through the streets of London and across Tower Bridge is an amazing experience!

Kathleen, Big Half runner 

Apply to run in 2024

Pilgrims have a limited number of charity places in The Big Half and you can secure your place on the start line today for free with a pledge to raise at least £350 sponsorship for hospice care.

Sign up now!

or call 01227 812609 or email

Already have a place in The Big Half?

If you have received your own place for The Big Half 2024 and would like to raise much-needed funds for hospice care in east Kent, we would love to hear from you!

Get in touch today with Sophie Howland so that we can support you with your training and fundraising.

By choosing to run in support of Pilgrims Hospices, you will be helping us to be there for thousands of people who are living with an incurable illness in east Kent. Every £25 raised enables Pilgrims to provide another hour of specialist end-of-life care, bringing comfort, alleviating pain and enabling life to be lived well.

Start fundraising today!

Show your support with the official Pilgrims Hospices running vest and technical t-shirt

Show your support for Pilgrims Hospices with every step you take with our branded running vest and/or technical t-shirt made of lightweight, breathable, sweat-wicking material that makes them comfortable to wear whilst running.

Running vest: £10 (S, M, L, XL or XXL)

Technical t-shirt: £7 (S, M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL)

Order yours today!




Contact information


Contact name: Sophie Howland

Phone: 01227 812609