The Hackney Half is a highlight in the London running calendar. Experience an unforgettable weekend of sport, entertainment and celebration in vibrant East London as you dash through 13.1 mile with vibrant street art, music and entertainment following you each step of the way. Expect pure vibrancy as the borough comes alive for a weekend of celebration as part of Hackney Moves.
How to enter
Join Team CALM by registering on our Run for Charity page. There is a £25 registration fee (plus Run for Charity's admin fee) and a £250 fundraising pledge.
You must be aged 17+ on the event day to take part.
Got your own place?
If you’ve already got your own place in the Hackney Half, we’d love to have you on Team CALM! There’s no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can.
Use your own place to join Team CALM.
How we’ll support you
Whether it’s your first time running or you’re a seasoned pro, we’ll be right there with you every step of the way. We’ll make sure you have a fantastic experience being on Team CALM. When you join our team, you’ll receive:
Fundraising and training advice and resources
CALM kit so you can look the part
Access to our CALM Running Club Facebook group
A dedicated Fundraising Team to support you
Wheelchair entrants are permitted at the Hackney Half. Hand cycles, however, are not permitted and all wheelchair participants must be self-propelled without support.
If you meet the Hackney Half's elite qualifying time and are also taking part in a racing wheelchair, then you will start at the front of the race, shortly before the main field. If you are taking part in a day chair then you will start the race at the back of the main field.
If you are a visually impaired runner or your disability and/or medical conditions means that you require a guide runner/assistant, then please contact the Hackney Half team at email@example.com detailing your request.
The Hackney Half strongly advise that each participant and their guide should be appropriately identified and linked together in a safe way on event day. Guide dogs are permitted on the event site, however they are not permitted on the Hackney Half race route.
Got a question?
Check out our FAQs. If you can’t find an answer there, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.