Hackney Half Marathon

Lace up for a flat run through Hackney and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. After 2023's sell out event, join Team Marsden and see what the buzz is all about!

Two happy Royal Marsden runners
19 May 2024
Hackney, London
Event type
Run / Marathon
Half Marathon
Registration deadline
Fundraising target
Registration fee

The 13.1 mile flat run starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and speeds along through East London city streets via Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park, and the London Stadium. 

It’s a cool urban challenge with a potential for achieving personal best. With live bands and entertainment throughout the course, this isn't just a race, it's a full-on festival.

If you want to find out more you can also check out the organiser's website.

Interested in running this with The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity? Sign up now.

Hackney Half runner
Sophia after the race

Every mile makes a difference

Sophia took part in the Hackney Half Marathon as part of Team Marsden earlier this year, and shared with us what it feels like and why you should lace up your trainers and get involved:

"I was never really a runner before I started my 12 week training course for the Hackney Half Marathon. I knew fundraising for a charity close to my heart is what was going to make me stick it out. 

Not only am I so pleased I completed the run but I'm over the moon with how much I got sponsored by all my supportive family and friends."

Thanks to our supporters we can continue to be there for everyone who needs us. 

Sparksy - a runner in the London Marathon

Team benefits

As part of our running team you will receive:

  • a fundraising pack with runners' sweepstake

  • sponsorship forms

  • a t-shirt or running vest

  • dedicated fundraising support and advice

If you're thinking of running for us and want access to qualified trainers as well as the chance to chat with other #TeamMarsden runners, check out our runners Facebook group.

Already got your own place?

Have you got your own place on this event but still want to be part of Team Marsden and raise money to help people with cancer here and across the world? Just get in touch and let us know.