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19 - 20 May 2018

Getting to the Start

There will be thousands of runners, fans and supporters heading to Hackney Marshes for the Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon.  With a record 20,000 runners taking part this year, we strongly recommend that you arrive at the Hackney Marshes AT LEAST ONE HOUR before the race starts.  

Remember, there will be a number of road closures and diversions in place from 07:00.  Please factor these into your travel plans (and those of any of your supporters, family and friends). And also check with https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ to keep informed of any public transport updates and engineering works.

Scroll down for more information on how to get to the start line on the Hackney Marshes!

By Tube

London Underground now operates an all-night service on Saturday nights on most lines. On the Central and Jubilee lines trains run every 10 minutes until 07:10, when train frequencies begin to increase, reaching the full service of every 5 minutes by 07:30.

Stratford Station: Central & Jubilee Lines, & National Rail (25-minute walk to the Festival Village through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park). Please note the due to engineering works there will be no service on the DLR between Canary Wharf and Stratford. 

Leyton Station: Central Line (20-minute walk to the Festival Village).

Runner legs at the Hackney Half marathon.

By Tube

London Underground now operates an all-night service on Saturday nights on most lines. On the Central and Jubilee lines trains run every 10 minutes until 07:10, when train frequencies begin to increase, reaching the full service of every 5 minutes by 07:30.

Stratford Station: Central & Jubilee Lines, & National Rail (25-minute walk to the Festival Village through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park). Please note the due to engineering works there will be no service on the DLR between Canary Wharf and Stratford. 

Leyton Station: Central Line (20-minute walk to the Festival Village).

By London Overground

Homerton Station: London Overground will be running 4 additional services per hour from 07:00 – 09:00 in each direction, between Camden Road & Stratford.  Homerton Station is the closest station and is a 15-minute walk to the Festival Village.  From 09:00 onwards the usual Sunday timetable will be in operation. 

Clapton Station: London Overground (30-minute walk to the Festival Village).

There will be signs and marshals wearing high visibility vests to guide you from Stratford, Leyton and Homerton stations to the Festival Village on Hackney Marshes.

Hackney Festival Free Fitness

By London Overground

Homerton Station: London Overground will be running 4 additional services per hour from 07:00 – 09:00 in each direction, between Camden Road & Stratford.  Homerton Station is the closest station and is a 15-minute walk to the Festival Village.  From 09:00 onwards the usual Sunday timetable will be in operation. 

Clapton Station: London Overground (30-minute walk to the Festival Village).

There will be signs and marshals wearing high visibility vests to guide you from Stratford, Leyton and Homerton stations to the Festival Village on Hackney Marshes.

Cycling & Parking

CYCLING
If you are planning to cycle, there will be numerous bike parking facilities within the Festival Village. 

  • To secure your bike to the rack you need to lift the bike up and position the front part of the saddle over the metal bar.
  • Please note bikes will be left at the owner’s risk. To secure your bike to the racking please bring an appropriate cable or chain lock.

PARKING
Westfield Stratford City (E20 1EJ) 
is a 25 minute walk to the Festival Village. There are 4,500 spaces available. For prices, check their website:  

https://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/centre-info/getting-here#CAR

Cycling & Parking

CYCLING
If you are planning to cycle, there will be numerous bike parking facilities within the Festival Village. 

  • To secure your bike to the rack you need to lift the bike up and position the front part of the saddle over the metal bar.
  • Please note bikes will be left at the owner’s risk. To secure your bike to the racking please bring an appropriate cable or chain lock.

PARKING
Westfield Stratford City (E20 1EJ) 
is a 25 minute walk to the Festival Village. There are 4,500 spaces available. For prices, check their website:  

https://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/centre-info/getting-here#CAR