Hackney Half Marathon 2021

Run the coolest race of the year

The Hackney Half Marathon is a fast and flat route through East London. It's ideal for first-timers, or seasoned runners looking for a PB! 

Date: Sunday September 26, 2021
Location: Hackney
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration Fee: £25
Minimum fundraising target: Raise as much as you can

Why run with us?

By 2030 cancer is predicted to become the leading cause of death worldwide. We urgently need to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer - but we can't do it alone.  

With your help, we vow to keep funding more lifesaving research projects into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. We won’t stop until cancer does.  

You'll be part of a team of Worldwide Cancer Research runners, taking part in the fun and vibrant event whilst helping to start new cancer cures.

Please note: We’re in regular contact with the event organiser and will continue to keep you informed as we hear any further updates from the event organisers. Your health and safety is our top priority and we’re following coronavirus guidance issued by governments across the UK. 

Due to unprecedented circumstances, we have extra spaces available which must be filled this year. There is currently no minimum fundraising target for these additional spaces, we are just asking you to raise as much as you can to start new cures.

*These spaces are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so we encourage prompt application. Whilst it's likely you will receive a place, we cannot guarantee this if we become oversubscribed. We monitor applications every weekday and will be in touch as soon as possible if Team Curestarter reaches capacity. 

How we support you

Join Team Worldwide and you will receive:

  • A welcome pack, full of tips and fundraising advice
  • Unlimited support from our dedicated Events team
  • An online network of fellow runners to provide support and advice
  • A free charity running vest

If you would like to learn more, please contact our events team on +44 (0)300 777 7910, or email

Do you have a place already?

If you already have your own place in the race and would like to support our charity, we would love to hear from you.