The Hackney Half is now sold out! Didn't get a ticket? Consider running for one of our charity partners or joining the World's Largest Boxing Lesson.
East London's creative spirit inspires our second year of celebrating a festival of fitness with Virgin Sport Hackney! The Hackney Half is back, accompanied by a lineup of fitness classes to get everyone moving.
Virgin Sport Hackney is a festival of fitness for every body. Spectators can take classes led by London's leading fitness instructors, or chill out at one of our dedicated spectator zones. Once the hard work is done, it'll be time to celebrate just as hard with local food, flavours, beers, entertainment and more.
The 2018 Virgin Sport Hackney Half is on 20 May. Run your way through vibrant East London on flat and fast city streets. The cheering crowds will carry you past the Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park, and the London Stadium. Just like the borough, this route brings the spirit.
Join us on Saturday 19th May at 2pm to kick off the weekend with a 5k fun run! Our beautiful course around the perimeter of Hackney Marshes is open to everyone aged thirteen and above - and it’s free to run.
We’re teaming up with Fight Klub and Troy Dureh to set a world record for the biggest boxing lesson EVER! As part of our Hackney Festival of Fitness on 20th of May, thousands of participants will box their way into the record books. Get a ticket and join us!
Check out our founding partner, ASICS, who will be providing exclusively designed shirts for our runners!
Watching from the sidelines and fancy working up a bit of a sweat yourself? Our free fitness lineup is designed for those who like to squat, jump, stretch, dance and play. Gym bunnies, fitness newbies and any hard core race finishers are invited to come and train together with London’s most sought after instructors. More details coming soon!
Whether you work up on appetite on the half marathon course or on the marshes, there'll be a smorgasbord of delicious treats and drinks. Last year we had the lovely folk from places like Butchies, Dirty Burger, Crosstown Doughnuts and more...keep an eye out for the full list in 2018!
We'll have a dream team of 40+ enthusiastic, passionate and fun pacers to help you hit your goals and to keep you motivated on race day. The full list of your dedicated team is coming soon.
We'll be announcing news and updates about this festival soon—including our secondary event and all of the entertainment, activities and festivities!
The Schools' Challenge allows primary school students to get involved in Virgin Sport Hackney.
Register to volunteer at the Hackney Half Marathon.
Virgin Sport is working alongside Hackney Council, to encourage local residents and visitors to move through sport.
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