East London's creative spirit inspires our first festival of sport. The Hackney Half is back and better than ever. If short and sweet is more your style, Chase your Mate in the 5.5k. Enjoy free bootcamp or sign up for the fitness front row for side-plank VIP status. Run, dance, laugh, chill, cheer and shine in Hackney.
Run the Half, Chase Your Mate or Go Fit Yourself. Do it all with the "all-in" package or gift passes to friends at a discount. You can sign up yourself, friends and as a team. Every ticket includes access to the free fitness bootcamp, dance party and festival vibes. Go long, go short or just go with your fit fam to experience and celebrate Hackney.
Run 13.1 miles through roaring crowds and take in the Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park, and the London Stadium. With free race photos, premium SWAG, free yoga, free bootcamp and music on the Marshes, it will be lights, camera, action.
If a half-marathon is just a few miles too long, we like short and sweet too. Inspired by Hackney's streets, this 5k is anything but ordinary. We know you give 110% to everything you do in life, so here's 10% more. We'll make sure you have a 5k time and extra credit for the victory lap. We think the best way to play is to sign up together, so chase, pace or race your mates. You can sign up friends or as a team as part of the check-out process. Five point five with free yoga and bootcamp? Bring it on.
These times might change slightly, please use them as a guide.
Includes entry to the Hackney Half, one Hackney 5.5K pass, and access to the exclusive Fit Front Row.
Get a deal when you sign up for all three. You can ride solo or gift a session. Click “Mate” when checking out and he or she will get a link to claim your gift. Teamwork makes the dream work.
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!
We love all things Hackney. Hackney Moves tells Sporting stories of the borough
Virgin Sport is thrilled to be working alongside Hackney Council to encourage local residents and visitors to move through sport. With the signature half marathon headlining Virgin Sport Hackney, we're excited to deliver a new experience to everyone within the borough while showing off the unique sites and sounds of Hackney to sporters and spectathletes participating in the event.
"I've heard lots of stories of people who've been inspired to take up running as a result of seeing all of the runners take to the street for the Hackney Half; it's an atmosphere like no other."
-Councillor Jonathan McShane