Hackney Half Marathon

Join Team Red Cross and run the Hackney Half Marathon this May.

Two Red Cross runners cheering

19 May 2024


Registration fee:
£14.50 (was £29)
Sponsorship target:
17 years old or older

For all enquiries please get in touch by email at challenges@redcross.org.uk or by phone on 07708 295488

Thank you for your interest in this event.  Places have now sold out so we are no longer accepting registrations, however, if you have your own place in the event you can join our team using the 'use your own place' button below.

Why take part in the Hackney Half?

  • Starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, you will race through the streets of Hackney passing Hackney Downs, the Hackney Empire, the British Red Cross Hackney Refugee Centre, Victoria Park and the London Stadium.
  • Along the route you will pass DJs, bands and supporters who will cheer you over the finishing line.
  • You’ll be supporting our vital work helping people in crisis in the UK and overseas.
  • You'll be part of an unforgettable and truly rewarding experience.

Why run with the British Red Cross?

We help people in the UK and across the world get the support they need in an emergency. By joining Team Red Cross, you'll be raising funds for this important work.

As part of our Team, we'll be on hand to support you throughout your event.

Join Team Red Cross and get:

  • Support
    We'll support you with training plans and fundraising materials. Plus, on the day you'll have a cheer team along the route.
  • A running vest
    Show your support by wearing a British Red Cross running vest.
  • Updates
    We'll make sure you're kept up to date about the impact your fundraising has on the work we do.
Participants in Hackney Half event.
 It gave me such a boost to get the support of well-wishers and supporters when passing the British Red Cross Hackney Destitution Centre during the run. It was great motivation to know that by running the Hackney Half, I was supporting such worthwhile projects like this one!
David, 2022 Hackney Half runner, and British Red Cross Cheer Team

Where is the Hackney Half Marathon?

The Hackney Half Marathon starts and finishes on Hackney Marshes. The flat route takes runners through the heart of East London, passing iconic local sites including Broadway Market, Hackney Wick and the Hackney Empire. 

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Already got a place for the Hackney Half Marathon?

If you already have a place at the event, you can still be part of Team Red Cross. You’ll receive the same support as other team members but won’t have a fundraising target to reach – just raise as much as you can.

Use your own place

Have a question?

To learn more about the event including how to fundraise and prepare, check out our FAQs.