Already one of the top ten half marathons in the country, Vitality Run Hackney is the freshest half marathon in the capital!

This is a flat, fast half marathon that shows off Hackney and its many green spaces.

After three epic years, Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon has firmly marked its position as one of the top ten half marathons in the UK attracting 15,000 runners in 2016.

Hackney knows how to party! And you too can join the carnival – as the streets are lined with supporters and live entertainment punctuates the route to lift you across the finish line!

Vitality Run hackney 2016 was awesome, to pre-register your interest for 2017 click here.




Lace up, for a flat run through the streets of Hackney

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!

Love Hackney. Run Hackney.



  • A single lap run through the heart of Hackney.
  • Start/Finish in Hackney Marshes.
  • See Hackney! Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, London Fields.

Tell me more

  • FREE Yoga and Fitness Zone in the Race Village.
  • A fantastic Brooks Technical T-shirt for all finishers.
  • Incredible Hackney supporters.
  • Fantastic live entertainment along the route and in the Race Village.
  • Stay refreshed at regular drink stations.
  • The best goody bag in town.
  • Chill out zone to rest those hard working legs with extra comfy bean bag and deck chairs.
  • Live local graffiti street art in the Race Village.
  • Live race results and text message with your official time.
  • Entrepreneur Zone.
  • Secure bag-drop and changing facilities.
  • A much deserved FREE post-race massage.
  • And don’t forget the bling… an EPIC medal to wear with pride!





Entries for 2017 are not yet open. Pre-register your interest here.
Yes, runners need to be 17 years or older on race day.


The race will start at 9.00 am from the Southern end of Hackney Marshes.
Yes, pacers will be running with each section to help runners hit their target times: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30.
Yes, elite wheelchair athletes will start at the front of the field, just before the start of the main race. Non-elite wheelchair entrants will start at the rear of the field.
There is a secure bag drop in the Race Village, baggage labels are attached to the race number sent out prior to the event (for runners only).
All roads will re-open at 2pm, runners still on the course will be moved onto the pavement if they wish to continue.
Yes, there will be 5 water stations located on the route, more details to follow.
Yes, an energy drink will be available on the course, more details to follow.
Yes, there will be toilets located at all drinks stations.
Yes. More information to follow.
Professional medical staff will be available in the Race Village and along the course should you face difficulties. There will be medical support at all drinks stations.
2016 Vitality Run Hackney merchandise can be purchased here.
Results will be posted on the event website straight after the race, if you entered a mobile number when you registered you will also receive a text with your official race time when you finish.
Yes, as long as this is not obstructive to other runners. Please contact if you have any questions.
We recommend runners do not use iPod’s or similar during the event, this is mainly as it prevents the runner from hearing those around them including the marshals who may have instructions.
Yes, you will need to contact them directly for a fundraising pack.
Unfortunately we cannot permit runners or spectators to carry collection buckets.
Yes, you will be emailed your official race photographs a couple of days after the event.
The course is measured and certified as accurate to 13.1miles UKA standard.