Hackney Half 2019 early bird entries have now SOLD OUT. General entries still available! Sign up now


17 - 19 May 2019


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

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]

Entries are capped for the Half Marathon and registration will close as soon it's full - so be quick!

To enter as an elite, these are the qualifying 13.1 mile times: Male: sub 70 mins, Females: sub 80 mins.

If that's you - please send us your Power of 10 profile details to [email protected] and we'll get back to you!

Included in your entry fee is; the half marathon entry, bag drop, technical finisher’s tee, a medal and a goody bag full of swag, as well as some great pre and post-race entertainment in the Fitness Village.

Plus Perks Entry includes free race photos, a technical finisher’s tee, a medal, a goody bag full of swag and the following perks: posh loos, private baggage check and raceday hospitality.

Yes! We are offering discounts for Hackney residents, students and residents receiving benefits.

If you come under any of these categories, please get in touch via [email protected] and we can provide you with a discount code.


In efforts to improve our sustainability and reduce waste, we've given runners the option to collect a race pack ahead of the half marathon from our Festival Village in Hackney Marshes. Dates of collection will be Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May.

We do understand this isn't always possible, so we can still post a race pack if need be, but the runner will need to purchase this when registering.

Race packs contain:

- A race bib with a unique runners number and a chip which records the runner's time.

- Safety pins to attach the bib to the runner's vest or t-shirt.

After registration, we are unable to post any race packs which were previously chosen to be collected. If you can't make it to the Festival Village before the race, you can have someone collect it for you.

The person collecting does not need to be participating in the race. They may pick up race materials for a maximum of three registered runners.


Please note, the person collecting the race pack on behalf of the runner(s) must have:

- A copy, screenshot or photo of the registered runner passport/driving license

- An email or printed copy of the registered runners confirmation email (which should have been emailed to the runner when they registered).


Without these documents we will be unable to provide a race pack to the person collecting.



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!

Hackney Half Marathon

There is prize money on offer for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and female runners along with a complimentary entry into the following year's race.  Male and female age category winners will also receive a complimentary place into the following year's race.  

To qualify for a complimentary place in the elite race, participants must have a qualifying time within the last 3 years of 1:10:00 or quicker for men, and 1:20:00 or quicker for women.

For more information on Elite Entrants, see Registration FAQS above.

Hackney Half Marathon Wheelchair Participants

There is prize money on offer for the 1st placed male and female wheelchair finishers along with a complimentary entry into the following year's race.  

To qualify for a complimentary place in the elite wheelchair race, participants must take part in a racing wheelchair and have a previous qualifying time within the last 3 years of 1:20:00 or quicker for men and 1:30:00 or quicker for women.  

All other wheelchair participants taking part in day chairs will start together at the back of the half marathon field.

For more information on Wheelchair Entrants, see Registration FAQS above.

Other Prizes

We also offer the fastest runner taking part in fancy dress a free place into the following year's race!


If you'd like to purchase 10 or more places for a group, please put a request through our Group Sales application form and we'll be in touch. Please note, non-charity group places must be purchased via credit card. Purchasing general entry tickets through group sales does not register you into the Team Challenge.

For more information on our Team Challenge Plus Perks or on creating or joining a Crew, please see the below FAQs.

Team Challenge Plus Perks allows groups to run together, recording the fastest four runners in each team and there are some great prizes for the winning teams! A minimum of four tickets are required to enter the Hackney Half Team Challenge. Entry includes free race photos, a technical finisher’s tee, a medal, a goody bag full of swag and the following perks: posh loos, private baggage check and raceday hospitality.
The fastest male, female and mixed teams will win a £100 donation to a charity of their choice, framed certificate, bottle of bubbly, and of course the glory!


  • The Team Captain selects the number of tickets and purchases them below
  • After purchase, the Team Captain gets access to a ‘Group Dashboard’ 
  • In the Group Dashboard, each member is invited to join their team by the Team Captain 
  • Each team member receives an email with a link to claim their ticket
  • The Team Captain can swap out or change any of their team members up until the 13th May 2019
  • Finish times are calculated after the race and the winning teams notified. Each team’s score will be calculated as the combined time achieved by the fastest 4 team members

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!

We have many Charity Partners for our Hackney Half 2019, you can find these on the Charities page on our website.

Can't find the charity you're looking for? Let us know and we can invite them to join.


Yes, we will be launching registration very soon, stay tuned!

For the community 5k, all runners must be over the age of 15 at the time of the race. Any runners 17 and below at the time of the race, must be accompanied by an adult.