Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon
The Hackney Half Marathon is a hugely popular race in the running calender, with more runners taking part than ever before.
In this sell-out East London race you'll run past the famous Hackney Empire, through Broadway Market and alongside London Fields, as well as covering a few miles in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Soak up the community atmosphere as you run through the streets of Hackney on this flat 13.1 mile route.
Our charity places in the 2019 Hackney Half Marathon are now open.
Join team Alzheimer's Society today to avoid disappointment.
As well as helping to change the lives of people affected by dementia, there are some great benefits to joining our team. Unite with us, and we will support you through every step of your journey.
Whether you sign up for a charity place or already have your own place, by joining our team you will receive:
- our support pack with everything you need to kick off your training and fundraising
- comprehensive training plans and advice from our professional training coaches
- regular newsletters to keep you motivated
- your very own Alzheimer's Society technical running top to wear with pride, and iron on name letters
- the biggest cheers on race day
- our friendly Events Team on hand to help whenever you need us
We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. When you sign up to run for us, you'll receive a support pack with tips and advice to help you with your fundraising, allowing you to make a difference to people living with dementia.
To kick-start your fundraising in the meantime, why not set up a JustGiving page?
You can also print off a sponsorship form to share with friends and family.
If you have cheques that you need to send in to us, please use our paying in form and post to:
Want to get friends and family involved? You could organise a sweepstake, where each player makes a donation to guess your finishing time and whoever picks the closest time wins a small prize of your choice.
I already have a place in this race, can I still run for you?
Absolutely! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome on to our team. We’d love to help you prepare for this race, and send you a fundraising pack, training plan, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill out our online form to get started.
When will I receive my running top?
We are thrilled to send each of our runners a running top for race day to say thank you for running for us, and to help share the word about your fundraising! If you have let us know your size, we will send your top to you in the post approximately 4-6 weeks before your race.
How do I order my running top?
To order your running top simply email [email protected] and let us know your size (S/M/L/XL/XXL) and preferred style (t-shirt or vest).
Can I fundraise with friends or family for my race?
Of course! If you're fundraising as part of a team, simply email [email protected] to let us know the names of your team mates.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
There are lots of different ways to pay in your fundraising for a race, download our ‘paying in form’ to find out how.
I’ve lost my support pack, how do I order a replacement?
We send these packs to you via email. If you have lost yours, simply email [email protected] and we'll email you another.
I’ve signed up for a race and want to hold a fundraising event, how do I order materials?
If you are planning a fundraising event, we can send you branded materials such as balloons, banners and collection tins. Simply download our materials order form.
Can I order cheering materials for friends and family who will support me on the course?
If you would like to order a cheer pack for your supporters please email [email protected].
Not a runner? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.
Join our cheer team at the Hackney Half Marathon. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our runners on the course. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide lots of cheer equipment so you can really make some noise!
With your help we aim to give our runners an amazing event day experience, boost them over the finish line, and set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!