Run the Hackney Half Marathon and raise money for the RFHKPA

With the improving situation on COVID-19, many postponed events are now being rescheduled. The Hackney Half Marathon is now planned for Sunday 26th September 2021.

The RFHKPA can help you get a place in this and support you in your fundraising.

If you are interested, please get in touch, by emailing the RFHKPA (please head your email “Hackney Half Marathon”).

In this way, you can raise funds for the benefit of Royal Free London hospital kidney patients.

Run your way through vibrant East London on flat and fast city streets. The cheering crowds will carry you past highlights like the Hackney Downs and the Hackney Empire — plus there will be live bands and DJs at every mile to keep you going. Cross over the finish line into a full festival of fitness on the Hackney Marshes.

Cruise down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, pass by the famous Town Hall, head through the historic Broadway Market, and then take in Hackney Wick, which is flush with vibrant street art. Explore green spaces including Haggerston and Downs Parks, cross over twelve canals and rivers, and enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Park.

The Half Marathon starts in Hackney Marshes and takes you on a flat, fast route through Hackney. Breeze your way past the famous Hackney Empire. Pick up the pace at Broadway Market. Stretch your legs alongside London Fields. Finally, making your way back to Hackney Marshes for your heroes’ welcome and epic finish.


Age Limit: You must be at least 17 years old to participate in the Hackney Half Marathon.

Aid Stations: There will be 5 water stations located on the route.

Equipment Storage: 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.

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

Parking: The closest parking is in Westfields car park.

Travel: The nearest underground tube station to the start line is Leyton, which is on the Central Line. Runners can also travel to the start via Homerton, which is on the London Overground.

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