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Hackney Half Marathon 2025

  • Hackney, London
  • 18 May 2025
  • 13.1 miles
  • Registration fee: £29
  • Fundraising pledge: £329
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The Hackney Half Marathon is a fast, flat route through East London, ideal if you're a beginner or an experienced runner chasing a personal best.

As you pound the pavements, enjoy vibrant street art, music and entertainment to keep you motivated. Known for its friendly festival atmosphere, running the Hackney Half is sure to be a challenging but unforgettable experience.

When you sign up for a charity place with Shelter, you're joining the fight to end the housing emergency.

Already have your own place?

If you've already secured a spot, you can use your place to help create housing justice by running and fundraising for Shelter. We'd love for you to join the team – please get in touch.

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Have any questions?

Check our frequently asked questions or get in touch at


Want to help out at this event? Sign up to volunteer.

All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:

  • a Shelter technical running top

  • training plans created by our running partners Let's Get Running

  • personal trainer support

  • fundraising advice

  • we'll be there to cheer you on

  • post-race reception (a hero's welcome & refreshments)

Your run fuels the fight for home

A woman in a Shelter vest triumphantly shows her medal. She is holding a frame that reads 'The fight for home starts here'.

Our experts provide urgent advice and support for people at the sharp end of the housing emergency.

We stand with renters facing no-fault evictions. We defend the rights of families crammed into hotel rooms. And thanks to fundraisers like you, last year 12,900 households saw a positive change in their housing situation.

Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound you raise will make a difference to people facing homelessness or unsafe housing.

'Huge thanks to you all for the support on the course and at the end. I had a great day, and really loved being part of #TeamShelter'

– Rachel McMahon

Frequently asked questions

How do I fundraise for my event?

We're here to help with any fundraising queries and are more than happy to talk through ideas with you. We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving.

Our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here, including our paper sponsorship form.

Reaching my fundraising pledge

We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible. Get in touch by emailing or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your fundraising pledge impacts what Shelter can achieve, so please make sure you're confident in reaching this target before signing up. The deadline for sending in the funds you've raised is six weeks after event day.

Raising a minimum fundraising pledge

It's important to raise a minimum fundraising pledge, as we invest in places at charity events. Each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

You can reach your pledge through sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, plus other forms of fundraising such as bake sales or quizzes.

A Black woman running a race in a Shelter vest