Distance: 13.1 miles | Registration fee: £30 | Fundraising target: £300

The Big Half is a uniquely local celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the city of London, run through four of London's boroughs - Southwark, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich. This half-marathon is a great training event for anyone taking part in the London Marathon.

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack
  • a charity running vest to wear on the day with iron on letters
  • support to achieve your target from our dedicated team 
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • access to our fundraiser's Facebook group
The event was really well organised, taking in some of London’s most iconic sights. There were great crowds lining the streets, cheering you on when the legs were beginning to ache, which helped spur me on! I would recommend this event to runners of all abilities, a great day out and a chance to raise money for a charity that means so much to me.

Matthew Bradley Barker raised over £2,000 for Child Bereavement UK

Be part of our team

If you would like to be part of our 2024 team, you can do so in the following ways:

Purchase a charity place

If you would like the opportunity to take part in this event, you can register for one of our charity places. Sign up now and register to run for Child Bereavement UK. 

Own place entry

Did you receive a place in the 2024 Big Half Marathon event and want to support Child Bereavement UK? There’s no minimum sponsorship, all we ask is you raise as much as you can with the support of our dedicated fundraising team.

Join the team with your own place


If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or give us a call on 01494 569048