Volunteer or run in this year's Big Half (on 10 March) - let us know by 12 February


Join our team as a runner or volunteer course marshal and have fun at the same time. You never know, you might even get a selfie with Sir Mo Farah, who's returning to defend his title.

Last year we had such a great experience at The Vitality Big Half, that we're doing it all again.

We already have some Greenwich runners and volunteers signed up for this year's event on Sunday 10 March, but there's still time for you to get involved.  If you're interested please let us know - see below for who to contact - by Tuesday 12 February.

The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival which is for everyone, no matter your age, background or running ability - and could be your chance to run alongside Sir Mo Farah, as he's returning to defend his title.  You can find out more about the event on their website.


We're looking for team members to volunteer between 8.30am and 2pm in Greenwich as Course Marshals.

You'll be situated on the half marathon route, encouraging and directing runners, from elite athletes such as Sir Mo Farah through to the fun runners, and our own university community runners.  You'll be on hand to report any incidents or injuries that require medical treatment to the event control room as well as assisting pedestrians across the course when it is safe to do so.

  • Kit: All team members will receive a New Balance Vitality Big Half jacket & volunteer pin badge.
  • Food: A budget of £5 per volunteer will be provided for the purchase of food & drinks on event day.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to gain practical event management experience, working with London Marathon Events who are one of the largest organisers of mass participation sporting events in the world. 

If you're interested in volunteering - students and staff - please get in touch with Tia Walby, an Events Management student, who is coordinating our volunteering team as soon as possible.


We'd like to add to our team of community runners, so if you want to join the 13.1 mile race, which starts at 9am by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, then please get in touch with Simon Charlesworth in Student and Academic Services - it'd be great to have students and staff in our team.