DRINK DRAIN DROP

We aim to recycle every plastic bottle used at The Vitality Big Half but we need your help. Plastic bottles can only be recycled if they are empty, so please remember to #DrinkDrainDrop.

Drink Buxton Natural Mineral Water, drain any leftover liquid before you drop your bottle safely at the side of the road where it will be collected for recycling. Do not drop bottles in the road, as this can cause dangerous trip hazards for runners behind you.

Bottle bins at Mile 6

Working with our partners Buxton Natural Mineral Water, we are trialling giant bottle bins at Drinks Station 2, near Mile 6 of the course. If possible, please use the bins provided for your empty bottle of water.

Lucozade sport

Lucozade Sport will be available at Drinks Station 3, near Mile 8 to hydrate you to the Finish Line. This year, Lucozade Sport will be served in new eco-friendly Oohos – seaweed-based edible packages – and compostable cups.

Oohos are a new way to get your hydration in a 25ml bite that is both edible, fully biodegradable, as well as vegan and allergen free. Consume your Ooho whole – pop it in your mouth and bite! If you don’t want to eat the package, just nip it and drink the liquid.

On Race Day, please only consume drinks that you’ve used during your training runs.



On-route entertainment

The route for The Vitality Big Half will feature an eclectic mix of entertainment for you, your friends and family to enjoy. Whether it’s the pumping tunes from the DJ Truck, singalong covers from a choir or the rhythmic beats of samba drums, the bands located along the course will be sure to keep spirits high among runners and spectators alike.

  • Mile 0
    Mr H Productions
    Location
    START AREA
    TIME
    06:00 - 12:00
  • Mile 1 & 6
    West End Musical Choir  
    Location
    THE HIGHWAY / GARNET STREET
    TIME
    09:00 - 11:30
  • Mile 2
    Cyclehoop Music Bike  
    Location
    ASPEN WAY / LIMEHOUSE LINK
    TIME
    09:00 - 10:30
  • Mile 3
    MANORFIELD PRIMARY STEEL BAND
    Location
    BILLINGSGATE ROUNDABOUT
    TIME
    09:00 - 11:00
  • Mile 3
    BATALA LONDON
    LOCATION
    UPPER BANK STREET
    TIME
    09:00 - 11:00
  • Mile 8
    PANTASY STEEL BAND
    LOCATION
    JAMAICA ROAD / GEORGE ROW
    TIME
    09:30 - 12:00
  • Mile 9
    SOUTH LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    LOCATION
    ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL 
    ROUNDABOUT
    TIME
    09:30 - 12:00
  • Mile 9
    THE DHOL COMPANY
    LOCATION
    SALTER ROAD / St Paul's SPORTs ground
    time
    09:30 - 12:30
  • Mile 10
    The Blend choir
    LOCATION
    quebec way roundabout / redriff road
    time
    09:30 - 12:30
  • Mile 11
    DJ TRUCK
    LOCATION
    PIZZA HUT, surrey quays road
    time
    09:30 - 12:30
  • Mile 12
    Nostalgia steel band
    LOCATION
    Evelyn street garage
    time
    10:00 - 13:00
  • Mile 12
    Popchoir  
    LOCATION
    CREEK ROAD / mcmillan street
    time
    10:00 - 13:00
  • Mile 13
    hosen brass 
    LOCATION
    greenwich town centre
    time
    10:30 - 14:30

Course cut-off times

Participants need to be at the following points of the course by the times listed. If you do not meet the deadlines, you will have to move onto the pavement to continue your race, so that the roads can reopen to traffic.