Hackney 5K
Sat 18 May 2024 London, UK

Hackney Moves | Hackney 5K

This free 5K runs alongside the Hackney Half Marathon is for everyone aged 16+. Walk, jog or sprint the course, soaking up the festival vibes as you go.

  • Sat 18 May 2024
Hackney Marshes, London

Hackney 5K



Age 16 & over

  • 5 km road running


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!


  • Festival 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 video

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


  • Hackney Moves Festival


  • Hackney Community 5K
  • Hackney Moves Festival


  • Hackney Half Marathon
  • Hackney Moves Festival

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

Event HQ

Hackney Marshes
Greater London
E9 5PY

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.


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


  • Carbon offset
  • Public transport links
  • Sustainability policy

What's included

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • T-shirt

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

Entry fees

Entry fee


This was my first Hackney Half. Really enjoyed it, it was a great atmosphere and experience all round. And most importantly running for TeamMonk - raising funds for my good friend Michael Monks cancer treatment. Sarah W

This was the first time I ran Hackney Half. It certainly didn't disappoint in terms of crowd support and music around the course, very on par with my experience of running the London Marathon. Plenty of aid stations providing water in cups, which helped cut down on the plastic waste, and designated rubbish points for them nearby once emptied. There were pacers available if you needed support on the day. Carmen

This is a brilliantly organised, very, very cool race. The support is wonderful from local people and Marshall’s. it’s heavily staffed from start to finish, despite some 22k people competing I felt I  hardly spent any time in a queue. Highly recommend it. Alistair

Brilliant atmosphere, with bands dotted along the short course, and lots of friendly encouraging stewards, volunteers and supporters. My first ever organised run, it was a great experience and I intend to do more! Rebecca

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Hackney Marshes, London

Hackney Half Marathon



Age 16 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running