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Hackney Half Marathon

Move through East London in the Hackney Half.

Event details

18 May 2025

The hackney half marathon has taken place and applications for 2025 are not yet open. You can find out more about the event below or find another challenge.

Hackney, London 

13.1 miles

Registration fee
£20 (non-refundable)

Fundraising target

About the event

Move through East London in the Hackney Half. Cruise down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, pass by the famous Town Hall, past the historic Broadway Market, and 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.

Charity places

Charity places for this event are no longer available.

Join us for this popular half marathon through the vibrant streets of Hackney with a guaranteed charity place! Make your running count and help us rescue more injured, abandoned and abused animals across England and Wales. We have a limited number of places available, get yours today!


Running with your own place?

Got your own place in the race? We would love you to join Team Animal and fundraise for the RSPCA using your own place. You can set your own fundraising target and will receive an RSPCA team animal running vest once you raise £50 plus all the great Team Animal benefits listed below.

Run for us with your own place!

All runners benefit from 

  • RSPCA team animal running vest made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Digital fundraising pack bursting with ideas to help you reach your target.
  • Facebook group to talk to other RSPCA eventers before the race day and share your experiences.
  • A committed events team on hand to help with your fundraising.
  • A Team Animal Strava group to share your training progress with fellow Team Animal runners.