The 2024 Big Half

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Take on the 2024 Big Half

Date: Sunday 1 September 2024
Location: London
Distance: Half Marathon


Whether you already have your own place or you'd like a charity place, join Team Cancer Research UK in 2024 for the Big Half and play your part in supporting vital cancer research. 

How to join Team Cancer Research UK

Why run for Cancer Research UK?

Bridie taking on the Great North Run for Cancer Research UK

Bridie has taken on the Great North Run six times as part of Team Cancer Research UK. She fundraises in memory of her Dad, who died of bowel cancer. 

My first runs were really hard, but I trained and persevered, and I got better. On the day of my first Great North Run I wore my Cancer Research UK vest with pride, I was so happy to be taking part. The atmosphere was amazing and crossing the finish line I was ecstatic! I was so proud of myself and how far I’d come. Every step is worth it. For every person we lose to cancer, it spurs me on even more to continue fundraising so that we can find a cure.

The difference your money makes

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700 Cancer Research UK runners taking in the Big Half in 2024

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Hitting their fundraising targets to raise a grand total of around £87,000

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 Could fund a research assistant at a Cancer Research UK lab for around 3 years