The Big Half: register today!

Join Team Hope for the Young in an exciting half marathon on the streets of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich on Sunday 10th March 2019!

The Vitality Big Half, run by the organisers of the London Marathon, is part of the The Big Half Festival, starting near Tower Bridge and finishing at the iconic Cutty Sark. Afterwards, head to Greenwich Park for The Big Festival and a post-run party with the best food and music London has to offer.

The event is much more than a mass participation running event with the world’s best athletes and thousands of runners. It will be a street party of epic proportions, that brings people of all backgrounds and abilities together to celebrate London’s diversity.

We only have 4 places left so SIGN UP NOW to ensure your place.

Why run with the Hope for the Young?

Young refugees and asylum seekers who have fled war and persecution to find safety in the UK, continue to struggle to simply receive the education and support they need to rebuild their lives. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help to ensure that ALL young people in your community, can access education and get the one-to-one support they deserve so they can go on to achieve their dreams.

As part of Team Hope for the Young you will be supported through every part of your event preparation. We will be on-hand to encourage you with your fundraising and your training and to answer any questions you may have.

You will also receive a Hope for the Young t-shirt once you’ve raised £150!

How to register?

Registration fee: just £10 when you run for Hope for the Young!

If you would like to register, please email Matt Blacker at to express your interest and he will let you know the next steps.


Sponsorship target: £250

JustGiving is an easy and secure way to fundraise on behalf of Hope for the Young so please let us know if you would like us to set up a JustGiving page on your behalf!

If not, let us know how you plan to fundraise so we can support you every step of the way!

More information

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Age restriction: participants must be 17 on 10th March 2018
Address: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP
Contact: Matt Blacker
Telephone: 07405654630


Photo credit: Tomasz Woźniak