March 9, 2019

How to Watch the Vitality Big Half Live

It's the Vitality Big Half tomorrow and runners will take in some of the key landmarks in London on their way round. If you want to watch the race live here's how.
By Kirsty Reade

The Vitality Big Half takes place tomorrow and you can watch Sir Mo Farah taking on some of the biggest names in distance running – or alternatively your friends and family – live 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

​The 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.

Vitality Big Half
Sir Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win The Vitality Big Half, Sunday 4th March 2018.
Photo: Jed Leicester for The Vitality Big Half

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)

Vitality Big Half
Charlotte Purdue celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the Elite Women’s race. The Vitality Big Half, Sunday 4th March 2018.
Photo: Jed Leicester for The Vitality Big Half

Read our full preview of the race HERE. Good luck to all the runners taking part!

Article by
Kirsty Reade