Hackney Half Marathon 2021

London - Hackney Marshes
Half marathon
Your fundraising target: £300

Get a Charity Place

Apply for a charity place in the Hackney Half Marathon and play your part to help beat cancer. 

Get your place for just £20 when you pledge to fundraise at least £300. 


I already have my own half marathon place

Get a sponsorship pack which has everything you need to kick start your fundraising and a free running t-shirt. 

Join team Cancer Research UK and together we will beat cancer.

Get a sponsorship pack

Play your part in supporting vital cancer research by joining Team Cancer Research UK at the Hackney Half Marathon. 

Run through the heart of East London in this unique half marathon. The route will take you down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, past the famous Town Hall, through the historic Broadway Market, and then through Hackney Wick, which is flush with vibrant street art.

There's no need for headphones at this half marathon event. Live entertainment and DJs will keep you motivated all along the route.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or thinking of taking on your first half marathon, the Hackney Half Marathon is the perfect event for you. 

How to join the Cancer Research UK Hackney Half Marathon team 

Get your charity place for just £20 when you pledge to fundraise at least £300.


Already have your own place for the Hackney Half Marathon? Request a sponsorship pack which has everything you need to join team Cancer Research UK. 


Why join the Cancer Research UK Hackney Half Marathon team

We’re running to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Your support really can help us save lives. 

As a team Cancer Research UK runner you'll receive: 

  • A free Cancer Research UK running t-shirt 
  • A sponsorship pack full of tips and support to help you reach your target
  • A Cancer Research UK Giving Page 
  • A free cheering pack
  • Access to expert training plans to help you prepare
  • Support in the run up to the event 
  • On the day support from the Cancer Research UK Sports and volunteers

Race day information

Once you've signed up you will receive everything you need ahead of the event. 

However, if you have any questions at this point, check out our race day FAQs. Or you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461. 

Volunteer at the Hackney Half Marathon

Cancer Research UK volunteers cheering on runners at an event

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every mile, every pound and every person. Play your part and join our dedicated event team to support our Cancer Research UK runners on the day. 


Sign up to volunteer

We're with you every step of the way

Training plans and advice

We've teamed up with the experts to give you the very best training support and advice for your event.

Set up a Cancer Research UK Giving page

Practical fundraising help

Get practical advice and useful tools such as planners and posters, to help you start fundraising.

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