London's Hackney landscape including flats

Start location

Hackney Marshes

Homerton Road


E9 5PF

Event facilities

Raising £250 can pay for a trainer to deliver face-to-face training to a class of 32 children.

Hackney Half Marathon postponed 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus  outbreak and in keeping with the guidance from local authorities and partners, the Hackney Half Marathon 2020 has unfortunately been postponed. 

Virgin Sport are working in collaboration with the London Borough of Hackney and all necessary agencies to try to secure a new Autumn event date. We aim to update this information as soon as it has been confirmed.

We'll support you every step of the way

We’ll be there to help you meet your fundraising targets and to make the most out of your half marathon experience.

Our support package includes:

  • training and fundraising support
  • a St John Ambulance running vest
  • cheers from the St John Ambulance team out on the course
  • a souvenir certificate.

Got a question?

If you have a question or would like to find out more about our events, our fundraising team would be happy to help.


Amazing atmosphere, such incredible support from the people of Hackney! Great to see St John Ambulance volunteers along the route too – I felt so proud to support them. - Lucie, runner

Join #TeamSJA

Already got a place in the Virgin Hackney Half Marathon?

If you already have your own place we would love to have you join our team. We don’t have a minimum sponsorship target, but any funds you can raise would be hugely appreciated. You'll receive the same support as a charity place runner.