Event Details

Event Date

01 March 2020

Applications Close:

10/01/2020

Cost:

£20

Fundraising Target:

£250

Distance:

13.1 miles

Location:

London

Event Host:

London Marathon Events

Event Website:

Click here

Event Description

Take on the challenge, raise funds for our vital research!

The Vitality Big Half is back - and if last year's event is anything to go by, it's definitely a race you do not want to miss!


The iconic route will be unchanged for 2021, with social distancing and safety measures in place, offering you the chance to enjoy a stunning closed-road course starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

One of London’s biggest and best half marathons, why not take on the challenge and raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer Research!

The Big Half charity places


Secure your guaranteed charity place by filling out our application form.

There is a registration fee of £20. For each charity place there is a target to raise £250 for Prostate Cancer Research.

If you have your own place for this event, you can secure your place on #TeamPCR too!  There is no fundraising requirement we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support us funding research towards a life without prostate cancer.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

How We Support You

Prostate Cancer Research support any fundraiser from the moment you first contact us, interested about an event, to after the event has finished. We always ensure that everything is in place and as easy as possible for you!


What we do?

  • We provide you with a step-by-step guide to fundraising which includes a pack with hints, tips and ideas on how to raise as much money as possible. This is especially useful when taking on some of the bigger challenges with higher fundraising targets
  • Provide you with your very own PCR technical t-shirt or vest to wear on the day of your event. You can wear it with pride and everyone will know who you are fundraising for
  • We send you weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional Graeme Hilditch, along with a training plan so that you can be best prepared for your upcoming challenge
  • Send you free merchandise for your supporters, such as t-shirts, wristbands and clappers. Your family and friends can use these to cheer you on, creating your very own PCR support team!
  • Make it as easy as possible for you by helping with any questions or worries you have. We are always at the end of the phone for support and inspiration as to what you should do next!

We thrive to support our fundraisers, from the moment you join the Prostate Cancer Research team you are one of us! All the money you raise helps us to do more research into life-threatening prostate cancer, changing the lives of men and their families. With your help and support we can use science to turn their hope into reality.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

Impact of Fundraising

Your fundraising helps us to support our research and ultimately transform lives. We could not continue to fund our research without you, and without our research we cannot achieve better outcomes for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Our research

We currently fund eleven research projects, all of which aim to develop more effective treatments for and better understandings of prostate cancer. Following our ecosystem report, we are determined to fund projects that explore current gaps in knowledge and treatment to move the field forward and reach new and better treatments sooner.

Find out more about our specific research projects in our research area.

Our scientists

We fund scientists across the UK at all stages of their career. We care about the barriers faced by researchers and recognise the importance of nurturing and encouraging innovation and collaboration, to ensure that research is moving as effectively as possible to reach better outcomes for patients sooner.

By fundraising for us, you are supporting scientists at all stages of their research journey and ensuring they are treated with respect, offered flexibility and given the support they deserve.

You can find out more about our scientists in our research area.

Patient stories

We listen to patients and fund the research that will lead to outcomes that matter most to them, so that our research is entirely patient-focussed. By supporting PCR, you are supporting patients who are sharing their stories and experiences and helping to fund the research that matters most to them.

Find out more about our patient voice panel and hear from patients who have been impacted by PCR’s work.

Where your money goes

With your support, we will provide scientists with the space, flexibility, and environment that helps turn great ideas into successful treatments.

How much could you raise for our PCR scientists? Did you know that –

£73 would fund materials to grow a cell colony.

£250 would fund 6 months of essential lab consumables.

£1,200 would fund a box of new antibodies to test.

£10,000 would fund a live imaging microscope camera.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any questions that are not answered below please feel free to get in touch.

What is The Big Half?

The Big Half is a 13 mile run part of a one day festival in its second year, centred around the half marathon distance, which aims to be truly global and uniquely local in a celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London.

How old do I need to be to run The Big Half?

You must be over the age of 17 on race day.

What Covid-19 safety measures are in place and what if the event is cancelled/postponed?

There will be social distancing measures in place at the event to ensure you have a safe and comfortable race, and if it’s postponed or cancelled for any reason you can be refunded 100 per cent of your entry fee.

What do I receive for completing The Big Half?

You receive a medal at the end of the race from the event organisers, a thank you letter from PCR as well as a lovely warm heart feeling for supporting the Prostate Cancer Research.

How much do I need to raise and what support will I receive?

If you have your own place, you can set your own fundraising target!

More information about our charity places will be coming soon.

As a member of #TeamPCR, you’ll receive all the support you will need from Amy (our Community Fundraising Officer) who’s whole job is to make this experience as fun and stress-free for you as possible! Some benefits include:

  • A welcome pack containing our super-useful fundraising guide and your team tech t-shirt to train and run in,
  • Access to free fundraising materials,
  • Free supporter merchandise for those who will be cheering you on from the sidelines,
  • Access to our online training hub,
  • Ongoing fundraising support via phone, email and Zoom!

Where does the money raised through this event go?

All the money raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas in order to come up with better treatments for life-threatening prostate cancer.

Will there be a virtual option if the event is cancelled?

Absolutely! Here at PCR, we’re working hard to make sure we have an equally brilliant virtual equivalent to all our events – so that you still get that amazing feeling of completing a 10k and having raised vital funds for Prostate Cancer Research.

How can I contact Prostate Cancer Research?

For more information about this event and fundraising for Prostate Cancer Research please get in touch with our friendly Community Fundraising Officer, Amy. She’s always happy to chat and help however she can!

Telephone: 0203 735 5448

Email: arussell@pcr.org.uk

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prostatecancerresearchnews/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCR_News

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teampcr_/

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-24 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

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