The Big Half 2022

The Big Half is a wonderful celebration of London’s diversity featuring communities and groups of all ages and abilities from the four host boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Rd,
Date and time
08:00 - 14:00
Sunday, 4th of September 2022

The Big Half is back on Sunday 4th of September!

A great route that starts by Tower Bridge and finishes alongside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The route is known as the first half of the London Marathon, but backwards.


This 13.1 mile race will take you on an out and back to Canary Wharf. On the way back, you will be running through the backstreets of Limehouse and Wapping before crossing over Tower Bridge as you head pass Bermondsey station and loop around Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Surrey Quays. The last couple of miles are through Deptford as you muster your energy with the crowds cheering you on for a sprint finish to Cutty Sark!


Interested? Entries are now open!

  • General entries: £46 (with a £2 discount for members of UKA athletics clubs like GoodGym Race Team).

  • Resident entries: £36 for people living in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich (with a £2 discount for members of UKA athletics clubs like GoodGym Race Team).

  • Community entries: £10, these are limited, but GoodGym have a few community places (check with your Area Activator).

After party?

Yes, there is an after-party to celebrate our achievements. This will be hosted by GoodGym Greenwich as fittingly we end in Greenwich. Details of the exact location is still TBD. Still you can sign-up to let them know your interest here.

Who's going

  • Alan Armstrong
  • Niamh Ni Longain
  • Haringey runner
  • Charlie Linton
  • Rachel Henry
  • Ed Field
  • Rosa
  • John Shirley
  • Danny
  • Rain Luo
  • Matthew Stuart
  • Harvey Gallagher
  • Katy Hulm
  • Hackney runner
  • Maria Ahmed
  • Nick Moore
  • James McCloud
  • Jonny Knight
  • Kate Bowden
  • Conroy
  • Daryl Shaw
  • Laura Grant
  • Greenwich runner
  • Olivia Waller
  • Lewisham runner
  • Steve Lee
  • Jacqueline Francis
  • Kim Parker
  • Sarah Hornsey
  • Jenny P
  • Sam Lefevre


Wednesday June 8th, 2022 08:29

What times are you all aiming for? Looking for running buddies for my Croydon Folks.

Sam Lefevre
Sam Lefevre
Wednesday June 8th, 2022 08:34

Trying to beat my PB of 1:47:32 (to be exact 😜). Aiming for sub 1:45...but anywhere between 1:45-1:50 I'll be content with.

Friday July 1st, 2022 07:25

Thanks to Laura Williams for helping sort this out for the THGG racers!! 😃

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GoodGym Race team

Want to be part of a more competitive side of GoodGym?

Join the GoodGym Race Team

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Rd,
Date and time
08:00 - 14:00
Sunday, 4th of September 2022

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Rd,

Sam Lefevre
Led by Sam Lefevre

Southwark Area Activator. Just a GoodGym tourist looking out for missions and borough hopping around London!

What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is not organised by GoodGym and GoodGym takes no responsibility for your participation in the event.

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