Hackney Half Marathon


Event Type:Running


Distance:13.1 miles

Registration fee:£25

Minimum sponsorship:£300

Event date:19th May 2024

Run the Hackney Half Marathon as part of our #WishHero team and make a wish come true for a critically ill child.

About the Event

Where culture and movement collide; discover London's East End streets at Hackney Half in 2024. Cruise down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, head through the historic Broadway Market, and take in Hackney Wick which is flush with vibrant street art. Explore green spaces including Haggerston and Downs Parks, cross over twelve canals and rivers, and enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Park.

From the raucous, joyful spirit of jazz to the energetic and groovy compositions of brass bands, Hackney Half's talented and diverse lineup of musicians will keep you motivated and inspired on route. Why not join our 2024 #WishHero team and experience the amazing atmosphere for yourself? 

   Join the #WishHero Team

Registration Options

Sign up for your Charity Place in the Hackney Half directly through Make-A-Wish here. Pay a registration fee of just £25, fundraise a minimum of £300 and be a part of team #WishHero for 2024!

How we'll support you

  • A free #WishHero running top and fundraising pack
  • Access to our online training hub and app
  • Regular support emails, key information and fundraising tips
  • Any fundraising materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help

Why run for us in the Hackney Half Marathon?

By supporting Make-A-Wish UK and becoming a #WishHero in the Hackey Half 2024, you'll be transforming lives for children like Felix from London. Felix is fascinated with pylons, and his family turned to us with an incredibly imaginative wish: to help him transform into a pylon-powered superhero called Electroman. His wish was made possible because of #WishHeroes like you.

Felix's wish

7 years old


"I wish to be Electroman"

Read about Felix's wish

"The wish was amazing. It was wonderful to see the huge smile on his face - to see him this excited has been such a pleasure."

Stephen, Felix's dad