Run for Cutty Sark 

Royal Museums Greenwich has 10 community places for the half marathon which will begin at Tower Bridge. At the 13.1 mile mark you will join a celebration of epic proportions by crossing the finish line at Cutty Sark. 

The money raised by Team Cutty Sark will go towards a sustainable future for the ship. This includes the ongoing preservation of this historic vessel as well as the work she delivers for schools, families and community groups. 

The ship’s age, weather conditions and general wear and tear means that she needs daily attention from our skilled team of ship technicians and volunteers.

Cutty Sark’s award winning learning team (recognised with a Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education) deliver a busy Schools Programme and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Programme, as well as an expanding calendar of family events. Children are engaged with subjects spanning the National Curriculum, through the lens of maritime history, have the opportunity to speak to important characters from the ship’s history and learn about life on board.

Why run for Cutty Sark? 

Money raised by Team Cutty Sark will go towards a sustainable future for the ship. This includes the ongoing preservation of this historic vessel as well as the work she delivers for schools, families and community groups.

Cutty Sark’s award winning learning team (recognised with a Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education) deliver a busy Schools Programme and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Programme, as well as an expanding calendar of family events. Children are engaged with subjects spanning the National Curriculum, through the lens of maritime history, and have the opportunity to speak to important characters from the ship’s history and learn about life on board.

  • A donation of £140 would enable up to 30 school children from underprivileged backgrounds take part in the Schools Programme through the Cutty Sark Bursary Scheme
  • £1,680 enables an entire year of bursaries reaching up to 360 children from low income families in Greenwich, Lewisham, Bexley, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham

Cutty Sark’s very essence of daring and adventure makes her the perfect inspiration to align your personal challenge of running the Vitality Big Half Marathon.

Having grown up in London, I spent many happy days of my childhood running around the Cutty Sark and Greenwich Museums, so it feels right to give back to them! It is also amazing how the Cutty Sark has survived 150 years, considering it was only built to last a fraction of this time, so I think it is important that this historic monument is properly maintained and preserved so that generations to come can enjoy it in the way that I have been able to

To apply to be a part of the Cutty Sark Vitality Half Team in the ships 150th Anniversary year, Please contact Annamaria Bunn on [email protected]