Run Hackney

Race entries for Run Hackney have officially reached the 10,000 mark, putting it inside the top 10 largest half marathons in the UK. This comes less than three months after the race opened for entry.

Taking place on Sunday June 22nd, Run Hackney is a brand new half marathon in the heart of East London, which promises to be a vibrant, fun and fast half marathon with the supporting spirit London’s residents never fail to deliver.

Entires officially close on Tuesday 27th of May, but are expected to close earlier if the race reaches its maximum capacity of 14,000. Given the high demand for places, organisers urge runners to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“Watching the London Marathon last month was truly inspiring, and I hope it motivates people to get active and start running. I look forward to seeing the streets of Hackney lined with supporters for Run Hackney this June, the same way that Londoners came out in their droves to cheer on the Marathon runners.”

- Jon Ridgeon, Run Hackney Spokesperson

The concept for Run Hackney came from Cabinet Member of Health, Social Care, and Culture Councillor Jonathan McShane, with an aim to help celebrate and promote the borough, whilst encouraging physical activity and enriching the lives of the local community.

“It's great to hit this milestone, the sight of ten thousand people running through Hackney, whether to get fit, raise money for charity or simply for the challenge will be really inspiring. I'd encourage anybody thinking of taking part to sign up now before the last places are snapped up.”

- Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

The Council feels strongly that Run Hackney is a fantastic tool to encourage long term sustainable participation in sport and physical activity for all sectors of the community.

To enter the race, simply sign up at