The Vitality Big Half

Runners complete the Vitality Big Half
Photo credit: The Vitality Big Half

Registration has now closed!

Race day: Sunday 1 March 2020
Deadline: Friday 7 February 
Registration fee: £19
Minimum pledge: £300

Registration for this event has now closed. 

Take part in The Vitality Big Half for the Natural History Museum on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Race past some of the London's best-loved landmarks, including Tower Bridge and the Cutty Sark.

The Vitality Big Half demonstrates how sport and the community can get together to inspire social change, create social cohesion and improve health and well-being.

Raise money for the Museum and celebrate nature and the positive impact we can have on the planet. You will receive dedicated support throughout this challenge - we will be with you every step of the way!

You will receive

• a Natural History Museum running vest
• fundraising advice and support 
• a chance to meet your fellow #TeamNature runners at the Museum before the big day
• boisterous cheering from the sidelines on race day (you might even spot a dinosaur or two!) 

With your support, we can continue to inspire a love for the natural world. Together we can protect its future.

Join #TeamNature and become a champion for people and the planet.

For more information, please get in touch

  • Important information

    Race numbers will be collected on the day of the race at registration.

    Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

    The event will begin promptly. We cannot allow you to join the event after it has commenced and no refunds will be given to latecomers.

    The 10k run is for those aged 17 and over, the 5k run is for those aged 11 and over. Participants under the age of 18 require parental consent prior to attending the event. Parental consent must be given on the pre-event questionnaire prior to the race.

    Please read the FAQs before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

    It is your responsibility to determine, through obtaining appropriate medical advice, that you are fit and well to take part in the event. Before commencing any exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and healthy to participate in this event. If in doubt you should consult a GP before purchasing a ticket to the event. You also acknowledge and agree that the Natural History Museum will not be liable for any illness or injury resulting from your participation in this event. The Natural History Museum has the right to withdraw you from participating.

    We would really appreciate it if you could fundraise for the Museum.  

    All participants receive a medal after the event.

    There will be prizes for the the fasters runners, the biggest fundraiser and for the best fancy dress.

    A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

    The Natural History Museum will use your personal data in accordance with data protection legislation. We will hold your contact information for up to three months after the event and will not use it except for the purposes of safeguarding and administering Race for Nature (including sending information relating to the event by email) and verifying the parental consents.

    Please note that there will be photography taking place throughout the event for the benefit of the Natural History Museum. The Museum may use these images for future event promotion on social and print media and for website activities. If you do not wish for your pictures to be used for event promotion purposes please indicate this on the pre-event survey. If you have any concerns about this, please let a member of staff know at the event, or contact us at

    If you have any requirements relating to access to this event please email us to discuss how we can facilitate your visit, or call on +44 (0)20 7942 5000. 

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