Hackney Half Marathon
Sun 21 May 2023 London, UK

Hackney Half Marathon

One of the capital's favourite running events thanks to its fusion of running, music and culture and part of a weekend-long festival taking over the borough.

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St Joseph's Hospice
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St Joseph's Hospice

Run the Hackney Half for a Hackney Hospice and save ££s! All Team St Joseph's runners will get free physio support, welcome evening, post-race massage, on the day cheers and much more.

Parkinson's UK
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Parkinson's UK

Join Partner Charity Parkinson's UK and wear your personalised running top with pride! Together, we can find a cure.

Missing People
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Missing People

Get a FREE place with Team Missing People for the charity's 30th Anniversary and help more families affected. Enjoy cheer points on the day, a post-race gathering and more!

  • Sun 21 May 2023
Hackney Marshes, London

Hackney Half Marathon

09:00

£52

Age 16 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running

Overview

One of the highlights of London's running calendar where culture and movement collide! This festival weekend, featuring the popular Hackney Half Marathon, returns to the Marshes this spring.

Expect pure vibrancy as the borough comes alive for three days of celebrating the best of East London culture with crowds cheering you on at every turn!

In fact, spectators and supporters line the streets in their thousands to cheer on runners. Combined with entertainment on the course, this creates a rapturous, motivational atmosphere to help push you to the finish line!

Highlights

  • Electric atmosphere

    The three-day festival takes over Hackney with the air pulsing to live music, the sun shining and bars spilling out onto the streets. It's as fun for spectators as it is for runners.

  • Free community 5K

    Everyone aged 16+ can walk, jog or sprint the 5K course which is completely free, soaking up the festival vibes as you go.

  • Dynamic route

    Hackney is an exciting borough with vibrant street art and this route is designed to showcase its culture! Full of twists and turns, local landmarks and the Olympic Park.

  • Festival Village

    Spectators and runners will be entertained with yoga classes, stretching workshops, exhibitor demonstrations, food stands, bars, live music and more. Runners will hang around for hours afterwards, decked out in new medals and race t-shirts!

This event is part of Hackney Moves.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users

Friday

  • Hackney Moves Festival

Saturday

  • Hackney Community 5K
  • Hackney Moves Festival

Sunday

  • Hackney Half Marathon
  • Hackney Moves Festival

Location

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Changing facilities
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Park
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Hackney Marshes
London
Greater London
E9 5PY
UK

The venue

  • Considered the spiritual home of Sunday League football, Hackney Marshes are inextricably linked with exercise and movement. 
  • Easily accessible by public transport, Hackney Marshes are serviced by both overground and Tube links.

Route

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Cruise down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, pass by the famous Town Hall, head through the historic Broadway Market, and then take in Hackney Wick, which is flush with vibrant street art. Explore green spaces including Haggerston and Downs Parks, cross over twelve canals and rivers, and enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Park. 

2022 Hackney Half route map.
A superb route around the vibrant streets of Hackney. 2023 route to be confirmed. 

Sustainability

  • Carbon offset
  • Public transport links
  • Sustainability policy

What's included

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Vouchers

As part of your #HackneyHalf entry you'll receive a rewards bundle featuring:

Included

  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Commemorative medal
  • Partner rewards 

Fundraising

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Parkinson's UK
Featured Health and Medical

Parkinson's UK

Join Partner Charity Parkinson's UK and wear your personalised running top with pride! Together, we can find a cure.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£250

St Joseph's Hospice
Featured Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice

Run the Hackney Half for a Hackney Hospice and save ££s! All Team St Joseph's runners will get free physio support, welcome evening, post-race massage, on the day cheers and much more.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Dedicated contact
  • Pre-event meet-ups
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Post-race reception
  • Free massage
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£250

Missing People
Featured Homelessness

Missing People

Get a FREE place with Team Missing People for the charity's 30th Anniversary and help more families affected. Enjoy cheer points on the day, a post-race gathering and more!

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Pre-event meet-ups
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Exclusive social group
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
FREE

Fundraise
£300

Children

Make-A-Wish UK

Creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£26

Fundraise
£250

Dementia

Alzheimer's Research UK

Funding world-class scientific research to make breakthroughs possible.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£30

Fundraise
£300

Animals

Cats Protection

For a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£150

Mental health

SANE

Supporting those affected by mental illness to change mental health for good.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£250

Environment

WWF

Global conservation work to ensure people and nature both thrive.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Training days
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Exclusive social group
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£350

Cancer

Prostate Cancer UK

Funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£300

Social welfare

Victim Support

Where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£300

Children

Child Bereavement UK

Supporting bereaved children and families to help rebuild their lives.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Exclusive social group
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£30

Fundraise
£300

Health and Medical

St John Ambulance

The nation's leading first aid charity, to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day

Sign up
£10

Fundraise
£250

International

WaterAid

Providing clean water and decent toilets to everyone, everywhere.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Pre-event training sessions

Sign up
£30

Fundraise
£200

Cancer

Prostate Cancer Research

Transforming Research. Transforming Lives.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate
  • Memento

Sign up
£31.20

Fundraise
£200

Children

Dreams Come True

Making dreams come true to bring joy to seriously ill children.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£250

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Training plan
  • Cheer squad on the day

Sign up
£30

Fundraise
£300

Children

Smile Train

Supporting cleft surgery and other forms of essential comprehensive cleft care.

  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£150

Homelessness

The Passage

Ending homelessness.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£300

Cancer

Target Ovarian Cancer

Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.

  • T-shirt
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up
£5

Fundraise
£300

Cancer

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Pioneering new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£200

Homelessness

St Mungo's

Ending homelessness, rebuilding lives.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Post-race reception
  • Refreshments
  • Free massage

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£300

Children

Childhood First

For children aged 5-18 who have experienced severe abuse, neglect and early-life trauma.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£350

Older people

Independent Age

Advice and support for older age.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£250

Entries

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post

Entry fees

Entry fee

£52.00

Processing fee

£3.64