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Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon

  • Hackney, LondonMap
  • 13.1 miles
  • New Date: TBC
  • Registration Fee: £19
  • Sponsorship pledge: £279
Join our waiting list

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in keeping with the guidance from local authorities and partners, the Hackney Half Marathon 2020 has unfortunately been postponed. 

Virgin Sport are working in collaboration with the London Borough of Hackney and all necessary agencies to try to secure a new Autumn event date. We aim to update this information as soon as it has been confirmed.

Join Team Shelter in 2020 for this flat and fresh 13.1 mile run around East London from Hackney Marshes, past the iconic Hackney Empire, Victoria Park and Olympic Stadium. The incredible Hackney community support and electric atmosphere make this race second to none. The race starts and finished at a Festival of Sport on Hackney Marshes, where you’ll be greeted by live music, free yoga, dancing and fitness bootcamps.

Secure your place at Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon

  • Registration Fee: £19
  • Sponsorship pledge: £279

The fundraising commitment is the amount you pledge to raise through sponsorship. The more you raise, the more people we can help.

Join our waiting list

Already have your own place?

If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by running and fundraising for Shelter. We’d love for you to join the team – get in touch below.

Join team Shelter

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

Perk - Running jersey

Shelter technical running top

Perk - Training Guide

Training plans created by our running partners Let’s Get Running

Perk - Personal trainer support

Personal trainer support

Perk - Fundraising support

Fundraising advice

Perk - Cheering

We’ll be there to cheer you on

Perk - Post Race Reception

Post-race reception (a hero’s welcome & refreshments)

We can't fight homelessness without your help

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With the support of fundraisers like you, last year we helped 10,324 people and households in London alone through our helpline and face-to-face services.

Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.

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

Want to know more? Check out our FAQ

We are here to help with any fundraising queries and we are more than happy to talk through ideas with you! We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving and our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here which includes our paper sponsorship form.

If you’re no longer able to take part, please let us know by emailing running@shelter.org.uk or cycling@shelter.org.uk, depending on your event.

Registration fees for charity places in events are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to someone else or deferred to the following year. If you secured your own place in the event, you’ll need to check the event’s refund policy, which you should be able to find on their website or on your registration confirmation.

If you become aware that your card has been used fraudulently, please contact your card provider.

If your donors would like a refund on the sponsorship they have given you, they’ll need to contact us directly with details of their payment.

We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible, so do get in touch with us by emailing running@shelter.org.uk or cycling@shelter.org.uk depending on your event or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this target before signing up to the event. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship is six weeks after race day.

We invest in places in charity events and each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

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