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Join us for the Big Half 2019!

Are you up for a challenge? We have a limited number of places for The Big Half due to take place on the 10th of March 2018. Join the ever-popular trend for marathon running and enjoy London as never before – including some of its top attractions – traffic free! Make your way through 13.1 miles of the wondrous capital and help raise funds for Act4Africa.

Why choose The Big Half 2018?

Why not set yourself a challenge for the new year that motivates and pushes you individually, whilst you help fundraise to give young women in Africa more opportunities in their future. What could be better? The Big Half is more than an event, it is a campaign that shows how sport and community can combine to inspire social change along with fundraising for worthy causes. Join others like yourself to bring about a change for others.

Route Information

The Big Half marathon follows the iconic route starting from one of London’s most famous attractions, Tower Bridge next to the Tower of London. Runners you will then head to Canary Wharf to come back along the Highway, crossing Tower Bridge into the borough of Southwark, following the river to head towards the finishing line in the historic setting of Greenwich. Find out more at The Big Half website.

How do I sign up?

To sign up simply download The Big Half Entry form & Declaration, print it, fill it out and scan it back to us with your £39 entrance fee at fundraising@act4africa.org. Applicants must be aged 17 and over to take part. There is a minimum sponsorship commitment of £250, but we’ll support you every step of the way. We’ll provide you with a fundraising pack full of tips and advice to help you reach your sponsorship target.

Why should I do the Big Half Marathon for Act4Africa again?

By running the half marathon for Act4Africa you can help us to give young women and girls in Africa the future that they truly deserve.

£25 will support one young woman’s membership of a local enterprise group for a year. Set up as part of Act4Africa’s HEAL initiative (Health, Empowerment and Livelihoods), group membership provides improved life-chances and livelihoods for out-of-school adolescent girls and young women.

 

£180 will keep a teenage girl in school for a year. Where we operate, 60% of girls never attend school. They are susceptible to early pregnancy, ill health and poverty. £180 will pay for her school fees, uniform and shoes, a back pack and educational supplies, and provide her with sanitary protection to allow her to attend school regularly.

 

£200 will train and fund an early years teacher for Kathy’s Kindergarten. Up to 80 children aged 3-6 have access to a first class education at Kathy’s Centre. Many of them are AIDS orphans or children of adolescent mothers, who otherwise would not have this opportunity to access the best possible start in life.

These are just a few of the women and girls you will could help by going the 100 miles for us. In 2017, we opened our first community health and education centre in Uganda. Kathy’s Centre helps vulnerable women and children other members of the Mayuge community by providing a pre-school, youth club, community education programme and HIV testing and counselling facilities. We still have some way to go to reach our fundraising target to fully achieve our plans for Kathy’s Centre. We currently have 25 children in our Kathy’s Kindergarten service and with your generous support and donations we can achieve our goal to  give hope and early years education to even more vulnerable and disadvantaged children in rural Uganda.

Taking part in THE BIG HALF for Act4Africa offers the opportunity for you to help support us in all that we do, and we guarantee that 92p in every £1 you raise goes directly to our projects in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats to our 2018 half marathon runners on your achievement and thank you to all your supporters for raising large funds for Act4Africa.

Make sure to look at the Training information pages provided on the Big Half website for top tips on how to get in shape and keep healthy for the big day!