Hackney Residents, Click Here For Access Information on Festival Day!
East London's creative spirit inspires our first ever Festival of Fitness on Sunday 30th April. The Hackney Half is back and better than ever, accompanied by a short and sweet 5.5k. We're kicking the day off with Daybreaker and celebrating through the night with free bootcamps, live music and entertainment, Hackney's finest bites and sips, and much, much more.
We'll be celebrating the local flavour and spirit of Hackney this Sunday. Our Festival Village opens at 7am, the Hackney Half Marathon kicks off at 9am and the 5.5K at 1:45pm. Spectators (or as we like to say, spectathletes) Go Fit Yourself bootcamp style classes led by London's leading fitness instructors, or chill out at one of our dedicated Fan Hubs. Once the hard work is done, it'll be time to celebrate just as hard. See you there!
Everything you'll need to know for Hackney's first ever Festival of Fitness is in our handy guide. Find directions, info on our Go Fit Yourself instructors, spectator information and fan hubs, hydration tips and much, much more.
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Noticed your beard getting too long or can’t fit all your hair in your man-bun? Pall Mall Barbers will be there to give you a quick tidy.
Butchies reckon they make the best fried chicken burger in London and, when you’re third in the list of Time Out’s top street vendors as voted by the readers, it’s hard to argue!
Meet Mr. Doodle - a crazy doodler from England who will be creating a live art installation featuring a mixture of characters, objects and patterns that contain influence from cereal boxes, video games and old cartoons.
David and Charlotte Bailey are on a mission to show people that eating plant based food doesn’t mean missing out! Try their signature Buddha Bowl, a previous winner of the prestigious ‘Best Dish’ at the British Street Food Awards.
Feeling aches and pains post-race? Then make sure you visit the team from Your Physio Plan to get those niggles dealt to.
Monkey Puzzle Coffee believes in great taste, ethically sourced-sustainable produce and fantastic service. Their coffee is made from only the highest grade coffee beans, which have been meticulously chosen, blended and roasted to perfection by our roasting partners Square Mile Coffee.
* ZOE'S GHANA KITCHEN * WHOLEFOOD HEAVEN * TOSHKA * THE STRIKERS CAFE * THE PIADINA PROJECT * THE BREAKFAST CLUB *STAKE HAUS * SQUARE ROOT SODA * SPANISH HOMEMADE * SORBITIUM ICES * SANDOWS * ROUTES COFFEE * ROCK MY BOWL * ONLY JERKIN' * MONKEY PUZZLE COFFEE * LOS CHURROS AMIGOS * LICKALIX * LE SWINE * KALOPSIA COFFEE * DIRTY BURGER * CROSSTOWN DOUGHNUTS * COFFEE BAY * CHANGE PLEASE * BUTCHIES * BUBBLE BROS * BAD BROWNIE * BACKSTREET DINER * AMRUTHA * 5 POINTS * DRUM WORKS * BRASS VOLCANOES * SHATTERPROOF BASS * BABY BAM & TASTY LOPEZ * ROYAL ORGAN DUO * SHARKY & GEORGE * PANTONIC STEEL BAND * ENCHORUS * FUNSTER * DOM & THE IKOS * STEEL BAND MUSIC * TRIBO * & MORE...
The School's Challenge allows primary school students to get involved in Virgin Sport Hackney.
We’re looking for you Mrs. Smiley, Mr. Medal-Presenting-Extraordinaire and you, Helpful Lad. Our event team needs you to help bring Virgin Sport Hackney to life!
Virgin Sport is thrilled to be working alongside Hackney Council to encourage local residents and visitors to move through sport.