Congrats to all Half Marathon runners! View results here. 

19 - 20 May 2018


Entries are capped for both the Half Marathon, so registration will close as soon it's full (which we expect, so be quick!) or the closing date - to be announced. 

Yes, you must be at least 17 years old to participate in the Hackney Half Marathon.

It's super simple: just add a ticket to your basket and at checkout, select if you're purchasing for yourself or a mate. If you're buying for a mate, add their details into the registration form. After you've paid, they'll get an email telling them how lucky they are to have you as a friend! Once your mate receives the email, they need to click on the link to claim it - so don't forget to remind them to do so.

No, registration for either the Hackney Half marathon is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-deferrable. However, we do offer Registration Refund protection.

If you have purchased our Ticket Protection along with your ticket you can be refunded 100% of the paid ticket price (including fulfillment fees) if you are unable to make it to your event for specified reasons.

In the regrettable instances of traffic jams, injury, illness, wild weather conditions, strikes, accidents and more, we will make it easy for you to file your claim and get your money back. Click here for more information.

Fear not Sporter, your online profile stores everything for you. Simply log in to your profile on our website and then check out your upcoming passes and receipts by clicking into your ‘Account Details’ and then ‘Purchase History’.

Unfortunately, we’ve now cut-off the option to change any details as race packs have been sent out. You have been allocated a start pen on your race number and therefore won’t be able to change this. You still have the option to move to a slower start pen on the day, however you will not be able to move to a quicker pen.

You will get a race pack sent to your registered address (the address you entered into your ticket). This will be sent within 2 weeks of the race and get posted through your letter box, in the pack will be a plastic bag for you to leave some belongings with us whilst your race, as well as your running number that will help us track and record your time. You will receive your t-shirt in the rewards area as you finish the race, they are not sent in your race pack. 

All participants must pick up their own race materials. Photo I.D. is required.  

Please do! You can run for charity in one of two ways - one, simply register to sign up and set up a Crowdrise campaign for your own charity, or you can participate in the official Charity Partner Program. More soon!

To be eligible for a 50% discount you must be a resident of Hackney and, at the time of purchase of your entry, in receipt of one or more of the following benefits: Housing/Council Tax Benefit; Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance; Job Seekers Allowance; Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (Guaranteed Element) aged 60 years or over; and/or Working Tax Credit. In order to redeem the discount, you need to email proof of benefits and your Hackney address to [email protected].

Half Marathon

Yes, the Hackney Half marathon course is UK Athletics certified and follows UKA Rules.

The Hackney Half marathon starts at 9am sharp on 20th May 2018.

Yes, bag drop will be available onsite for all registered participants. The only bag allowed will be the official, clear gear bag provided with your packet.

You have 3 hours and 30 minutes to walk, jog, race, prance, skip or dance through the course and cross the finish line.

For safety reasons, we suggest free ears to stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug! 

Yes! All you have to do is login into your profile, click on edit ticket details and the update your predicted time there. 

After you've purchased a ticket, you will see an option to set up a crew - this makes you Captain!

When creating crew, you can choose to make it public or private. If the crew is private you will need to set a password and share that password with anyone who you’d like to join your group.  After you’ve created a crew, you’ll see: a newsfeed with a timeline of when team members join your crew, a ‘Captain’s View’ which displays a list of crew members, and a ‘Get in Touch’ tab which allows you to email all crew members.

If you're joining an existing crew, you can do so on the ticket in your profile after you’ve registered for the event. Just click on the ‘Join a Crew’ tab and search for your group name - if your crew is private, you’ll need to enter the password which was created by your captain. Once you've joined, you'll see a timeline of who joins your crew and a 'Get in Touch' tab to email your captain!

It's super simple: just add a ticket to your basket and at checkout, select if you're purchasing for yourself or a mate.

If you're buying for a mate, add their details into the registration form. After you've paid, they'll get an email telling them how lucky they are to have you as a friend! Once your mate receives the email, they need to click on the link to claim it, so don't forget to remind them to do so.

No dogs, in-line skates, baby joggers, skateboards, alpacas, bikes or anything else that could disrupt the safety or experience of other runners will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety!

Yes! At registration checkout, simply tick the wheelchair participant box and we'll be in touch to coordinate. Hand cycles, however, are not permitted. For further questions, please contact [email protected]

The address for the start and finish line is Hackney Marshes, Homerton road, E9 5PF.

Yes! Get your business or group moving and grooving with our Virgin Sport UnCorporate Challenge! There will be awards for the fastest male, female and mixed teams. Please email [email protected] for further information.

Volunteers + Groups

There are plenty of roles on race day, from handing out water to keep our runners hydrated to marshaling and more! Most importantly, you get to give back to the local community and support a day of sport with your positive energy and enthusiasm. Register to volunteer here.

Individual volunteers - In return for giving us your time, we'll give you breakfast or lunch, a Virgin Sport event cap and FREE entry into a Virgin Sport event within one year (subject to minimum age limits that apply to each of our events). 

The more the merrier! If you're part of a group that would like to get involved, please email [email protected] to let us know how many of you there are and if you have a role preference. We'll do our absolute best to make sure you're all positioned together for the event!

In return for each group of 15+ giving us their time, we'll give you all breakfast, a Virgin Sport event cap and a donation of £150 (per group). 


The closest stations are Stratford, Homerton and Leyton. All are approximately a 20 minute walk from the Hackney Marshes (start line). Please check on the TFL website before you travel for information about engineering and station closures. 

The closest parking is in Westfields car park. Please check our road closure map closer to the race day if you will be driving.

Yes! We love our cyclists and will have lots of bike racking for you if you are cycling to the event.


Yes you must be 13 years old on event day, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.