Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London - Hackney Marshes
Half marathon

Get your own place

  1. Sign up at the Run Hackney website
  2. Get a sponsorship pack from us
  3. Get set and go!

Get a charity place

You can register for a free charity place through us when you pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship.

Apply here

Or, alternatively, give us a call on 0300 123 5461 and we can register you over the phone.

Got a place already?

Request a sponsorship form and join our team.

Run through the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park in this unique East London half marathon.

Cancer Research UK is delighted to be the Official National Charity Partner for the Run Hackney Half Marathon 2016!

Starting in Hackney Marshes and cutting through the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, the Run Hackney Half Marathon is an event that you won’t want to miss. Run through the vibrant centre of East London and prepare yourself for an Olympic feeling as you channel the spirit of 2012 when you pass the Olympic Stadium, the Copper Box and many other olympic landmarks.

This event is perfect for that New Years resolution challenge, so kick start your resolution and sign up today.

Thanks to research, over 400 people now survive cancer every day. This progress has only been possible thanks to the support of people like you. There’s good reason for optimism, but we can’t stop until everyone can live free from the fear of cancer.

Join the Cancer Research UK community to receive training and fundraising tips, along with much more, by joining our Facebook event page.

All the money raised from the 2016 event will be used to fund research focusing on childhood and youth cancers, for more information on the work that we do in these areas please click here:

Race day information

We'll get you to the finish line. We've got training and fundraising advice, cheering packs for your friends and family, and a dedicated team ready to answer any last minute questions.

We can’t wait to see you on the day, look out for our cheering points, where we’ll be ready and waiting to scream your name. Also make sure you come and see us at our post-race reception which will be located in the Race Village.

Any questions? Contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461 or email

Did you know...

Cancer Research UK ran some of the very earliest studies of major cancer drugs such as temozolomide (Temodal) for brain tumours and cisplatin, which now helps to cure more than nine out of 10 men with testicular cancer.

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Practical fundraising help

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