Already one of the top ten half marathons in the country, Vitality Run Hackney is the fresh new half marathon to hit the capital!

Run Hackney

Lace up, for a flat run through Hackney and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

On May 10th 2015 Hackney will close its roads to cars and open them to thousands of runners for Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon 2015.
Now in its second year it is set to be bigger and better than ever! Places are expected to go fast so don’t miss out book your place today!

Breeze your way past the famous Hackney Empire. Pick up the pace at Broadway Market. Stretch your legs alongside London Fields. Finally, catch your breath and follow in the footsteps of legends through the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Run fast, run slow, run for charity or simply soak up the atmosphere

 

Click here to register online Click here to download a route map

 

 

Love Hackney. Run Hackney.

 

A ROUTE TO REMEMBER

  • A single lap through the heart of Hackney
  • 9am Race Start in Hackney Marshes
  • Incredible Hackney Hospitality as you are cheered on by thousands of supporters!
  • A tour of Hackney passing by; Hackney Marshes, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, London Fields, Hackney Wick.
  • An updated route through the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, designed to enhance runner experience
  • Live entertainment to energise even the weariest of runners!

So, what are the bigger, better highlights for 2015?

Well last year we were the new kids on the block and the buzz around Hackney was immense! Following all the feedback to 2014’s run – this year will see some exciting developments to make Vitality Run Hackney bigger and better than ever!

  • A FREE technical t-shirt (men/women’s fit)
  • Incredible Hackney supporters
  • More fabulous live entertainment
  • Same fab course but with an improved route through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • 5 water stations & 4 mist showers
  • A great goody bag
  • Live race results and text message with your official time
  • Secure bag-drop and changing facilities
  • A much deserved post-race massage
  • And don’t forget the bling… a sparkly new medal for 2015!

 

 

RACE PRICES

  • Affiliated (UKA Running Club Member): £42.00
  • Unaffiliated: £44.00
  • Please note there is an additional processing fee of 6%

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Students, get in training. A 10% discount is available for all students (full time education only). Email RunHackney@go2events.org.uk using your college / university email address (if you do not have a college or university email address then please send photographic proof of a valid student card to the same email address) and we will send you a code to use when you register (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion).

Student discounts will not be available until after the early bird offer has closed and cannot be used with any other offer or promotion.

HACKNEY RESIDENT CONCESSIONS

A 50% discount* is available to Hackney residents who are:

  • In receipt of Housing / Council Tax Benefit; or
  • In receipt of Incapacity Benefit / Employment Support Allowance; or
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance; or
  • In receipt of Housing Benefit; or
  • In receipt of Pension Credit (Guaranteed Element) aged 60 years and over; or
  • In receipt of Working Tax Credit; or
  • Students in full-time education aged 18 and over

The London Borough of Hackney will require proof to demonstrate an individual’s eligibility to claim a discounted place.

  • Each applicant will be required to evidence the following information:
  • Housing Benefit Reference number; or
  • Council Tax Reduction Reference number; or
  • Student ID;
  • Plus
  • Proof of address; and
  • Photo ID.

*available for a limited period/number only discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.




YOU GOT QUESTIONS? WE GOT ANSWERS!

Entries

Monday 13th April 2015, unless we sell out before.
Yes, if you have a team of 20+ runners send us an email and we will send you information on how to claim a £5 discount per entry.
Yes, send us an email from your student email account or with a scanned copy of your student card and we will send you information on how to claim a 10% discount. If you are also a resident of Hackney please see the discount for Hackney Residents section below.
Yes, send us an email and we will send you information on how to claim a 50% discount for the following Hackney Residents*:
  • Housing / Council Tax Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit / Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit (Guaranteed Element) aged 60 years and over
  • Students in full-time education aged 18 and over
  • Working Tax Credit

*as well as postal entry forms which will be made available at LBH’s Hillman street offices, and any other public council owned facilities, residents will be able to enter online. This offer will be available for a limited time only. The London Borough of Hackney will require proof to demonstrate an individual’s eligibility to claim a discounted place. Each applicant will be required to provide evidence of claimed benefit, proof of address and Photo ID.

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.
Yes, runners need to be 17 years or older on race day.
Yes, we are pleased to announce that for Run Hackney 2015, we will be providing free technical t-shirts to all participants. Sizing details will be taken at registration.
Yes, please email your name, old and new address to runhackney@go2events.org.uk

Race Pack

You will receive your race pack two weeks before the event weekend unless you entered via a charity after Wednesday 29th April – in this case you will need to collect your race pack from the help desk on race day.

Some race packs are lost in the post, if yours doesn’t arrive please bring a copy of the email you received when you registered and collect a new pack from the help desk in the event village (open from 7.30am).

Refund and Transfers

We operate a 7 day cooling off period. You can cancel your place provided we receive written notice (letter or email) of cancellation within 7 days of payment of the entry fee. Cancellation during this 7 day period will result in a full refund.

After this period we operate the following:

  • - 121 days + before the Event: offered a partial refund or credit to be used against entry into the same event in 2015
  • - 61 – 120 days before the Event: no refund but will be offered a partial credit to be used against entry into the same event in 2015
  • - 31 – 60 days before the Event: no refund or credit but will be offered a guaranteed place into the same event in 2015.
Race Numbers are issued to the individual completing the application and they cannot be sold or transferred.

THE RUN

In the race village, baggage labels are attached to the race number sent out prior to the event (runners only).
Yes, pacers will aid runners to hit the target times 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30.
Yes, there will be toilets located at miles 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 and 12.
Yes, there will be water stations also located approximately at miles 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 and 12. There will also be an energy drink station at approximately 8.5 miles.
All roads will re-open at 1pm, runners still on the course will be moved onto the pavement if they wish to continue.
There will be changing in the runner’s village but no shower facilities.
Yes we will have a team providing FREE sports massage in the Race Village
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 complies with health and safety.
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.
You will have earned yourself a chunky medal, technical t-shirt, premium goody bag, energy drink, water and a banana once you have crossed the finish line.
Yes, you will be emailed your official race photographs a couple of days after the event.
You can buy Run Hackney branded merchandise on the registration form when you enter or via the event website.
There have been minor changes to the 2014 route to enhance the course. There will be more distance inside Hackney within the first 10 miles of the run to allow for a modified journey through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed to enhance runner experience.
The course is measured and certified as accurate to 13.1miles UKA standard.