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Join us for The Big Half 2018!


Are you up for a challenge? We have a limited number of places for The Big Half London due to take place on the 4thof 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 further allowing you to 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. Take a more detailed look at The Big Half route here.

How do I sign up?

To sign up simply download The Big Entry Form & Declaration  and return it to us with your £39 entrance fee by Thursday 1stof February 2018.  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.

£50 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.  £20 will pay for her uniform and shoes, £10 for a back pack and educational supplies, and £8 will provide her with sanitary protection to allow her to attend school regularly                          

£75 will train a community mentor in sexual and reproductive health rights and gender equality, as well as basic business skills.  Community mentors learn the skills to deliver the training they have received to other women in their communities, so they may act as ‘change agents’ to mobilise whole communities to stand up against gender inequality and violence. These are just a few of the women and girls you will could help by going the 100 miles for us.  There are hundreds more who need your support.  In September we will open our first community health and education centre in Uganda.  Kathy’s Centre will help 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.

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. 

Congratulations to last year’s marathon runner Brian

Also 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! Good luck!