This weekend, London’s largest half marathon returns to Hackney Marshes and the streets of East London.
With thousands of registered runners and spectators expected across the weekend, Hackney Moves festival is guaranteed to be an epic celebration of community, fitness and entertainment!
On race day, runners will be supported along every stride with the help of new event partner; Strava. Starting with a pre-race ‘meet-up’ at Strava’s Kudos Corner in Festival Village on Hackney Marshes, Strava will motivate runners with the ‘Kudos KM’ Segment Challenge and Cheer Zone near the finish line.
Lucky Saint, the official alcohol-free beer partner of the Hackney Half, will be rewarding runners with a well-deserved beer. Whilst on-demand delivery app Gorillas will be handing out cans of natural energy drink Tenzing to help power race finishers through the post-race festival activities!
That’s not all. CanO Water is inviting finishers to hydrate and get creative by sharing a celebratory video at the finish line for a chance to win a year’s supply and tickets to Boomtown music festival.
The Hackney Moves 2022 festival line-up includes a multitude of local food & drink trucks, fitness classes, live entertainment and post-race celebrations across the main stage, House of Fitness, Wellness House and Market on the Marshes!
Saturday – fitness festival and Hackney 5K race day
Saturday’s main event, the Hackney 5K powered by Let’s Do This, is primed and ready for the next generation of runners aged 13 and above who want that special finish line feeling! The free event is the perfect starter challenge for young and newbie runners. Tickets are still available here until Wednesday 18 May.
You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the day! Festival Village on Hackney Marshes plays host to an array of pre-race warm-ups and mobility masterclasses. Or get a sweat on with Fight Klub boxing classes, a high tempo HIIT class and many other fitness sessions throughout the day!
Sunday – Hackney Half race day
The Hackney Half – London’s largest and most vibrant half marathon returns. With DJs and live music at every mile, there’ll be beats to keep runners moving across the finish line and on to Festival Village where the main stage will host a truly epic collaboration of high-energy playlists, dynamic stretching and race euphoria!
Spectators are invited down to support the runners along the buzzing 13.1-mile route and soak up the festival vibes, with a diverse lineup of fitness programming devoted to the sport of running.