Run Hackney fastest growing half marathon in the UK

Organisers of Run Hackney, a new event working as part of the Borough’s commitment to create a sustainable Olympics legacy, announced this week that the inaugural race attracted over ten thousand runners just ten weeks since its launch.

Run Hackney, taking place on 22 June, is a closed-roads race through London’s greenest borough taking in Hackney Marshes, London Fields and Hackney Downs. Runners will also pass many of the Borough’s cultural landmarks including the Hackney Empire, Broadway Market and Hackney Town Hall, before the race enters the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Jamie Warren, head of marketing and commercial at GO2 said: ‘We are delighted to add Run Hackney to our growing portfolio of UK half marathons. So far, the entry numbers and profile of the race have exceeded our expectations for year one, and we’re hugely grateful to Hackney Borough Council for their support and ambition in creating an event that will become a real highlight in the UK running calendar.’

To sign up, head over to runhackney.com