Sign ups are now closed! Thank you to all who have signed up to be part of Team Silverfit on August 22nd.

Why take part in a half marathon?

The past year has been challenging for us all, many having to live a much more sedentary life than we’re used to – the usual outdoor marathons and races cancelled and replaced with Netflix marathons instead!

Our charity and members have had to adapt to this different lifestyle, as I’m sure you have done too, which is why we are so very excited to tell you that the Vitality Big Half marathon has now been given the go ahead for August 22nd! A chance for us all to work towards something positive, a new challenge and a community event we can all be a part of again.

The Vitality Big Half is London's community running festival - for everyone, no matter your age, background or running ability. A world-class running event that also supports and encourages first-time runners to take part. A stunning 13.1-mile course, starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

Silverfit has got sought-after places to offer you for just £20, with a pledge to raise at least £30, but we'd love if you raised £100 as every penny counts and will really help towards keeping older people active, healthy and connected to a community through our sessions!

As well as running this fantastic route, you will be raising money to help older people embrace healthier ageing through exercise, helping our charity to continue our weekly sessions across 8 London Boroughs, when we are able to re-start again.

We are extremely positive about taking part in the Big Half this year, with several of our older members already signed up and raring to go, and we would love for you to join us and be part of Team Silverfit for 2021! 


Two of our members, Mazy and Steve who took part in the 2018 Big Half have this advice for anyone considering the 2021 Big Half:

Mazy: Go for it, it is a wonderful experience and very nice feeling.

Steve: For someone considering doing something like this, I would say to train well and regularly and you'd be ready for it!

Why is the Big Half important for Silverfit?

The Big Half has been a great success for Silverfit from the first event in 2018. Many Silverfit members and general public teams have run, walked, jogged and Nordic Walked for our charity. Now more than ever, it is the generosity of people's time, effort, sponsorship and donations that allow Silverfit to continue to thrive.

With the last year being a tricky one for all, we hope to soon resume our in person activities, when it is permitted to do so, across 8 London Boroughs and provide access to physical activities and social sessions to over 1500 members.

We would love to repeat the success of the previous years' Big Half events with this year's event taking place on 22nd August, any donations and fundraising, big or small, really do make a difference to the health and wellbeing of all our members.


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