After three epic years, Virgin Sport 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.

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 through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Hackney Marshes for your heroes welcome and epic finish!

Hackney sure 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! The closed-road course is flat and fast, making it perfect for those aiming for a personal best. When runners finish the race, they will received a fantastic Brooks Technical T-shirt, live entertainment, free yoga, a goody bag, a chill out zone with extra comfy bean bag and deck chairs, live local graffiti street art, a medal and much more!

Entry to the Half Marathon is now closed. However, you can still register to take part in the 5.5K run!