Run your way through vibrant East London on flat and fast city streets. The cheering crowds will carry you past highlights like the Hackney Downs and the Hackney Empire—plus there will be live bands and DJs at every mile to keep you going. Cross over the finish like into a full festival of fitness on the Hackney Marshes. Just like the borough, this route brings the spirit.
Cruise down Mare Street though 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. Here's a link to the 2017 route—stay tuned for 2018!
Includes entry to our Hackney Half, free race photos, a finisher’s t-shirt, a tote bag for all of your swag and our spectator app.
Includes entry to our Hackney Half, free race photos, a finisher’s t-shirt, a tote bag for all of your swag , our spectator app and the following plus perks: posh loos, private baggage check and race day hospitality.
Entry into the 2018 Hackney Half marathon gets you an exclusive t-shirt by ASICS, a medal, a tote bag, swag from our partners and free race photos. Processing fees included.
We offer special awards to groups of four or more—great for corporate challenges, crews and more!
Check out our list of clubs and crews around London you can train with to get ready for the Hackney Half.
Check out our founding partner, ASICS, who will be providing exclusively designed shirts for our runners!
Download the new Virgin Sport app from Apple and Google Play stores to keep up with the latest. Track runners, see the schedule of events, get helpful transportation directions and even check the weather - all with a simple tap.
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