Places for the Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday, 10th May 2015 are selling out fast and local runners are being urged to book their race place at www.runhackney.com to avoid disappointment.
The Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon suits runners of all abilities. So far 35% of entrants have chosen it as their first half marathon, recognising it’s a flat, friendly course for novice runners.
Starting and finishing at Hackney Marshes, the closed-roads course will once again pass by some of Hackney’s best kept parks and key landmarks, including the world-famous Hackney Empire as well as a new and improved route through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Not only are runners in for a great atmosphere, they can expect huge local support, a free technical t-shirt, live entertainment on course as well as in the race village, plentiful water stations and a sparkly new medal for 2015.
The concept for the event was created by Councillor Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care & Culture at Hackney Council. He said: “We’re thrilled to be holding the second Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon. Ever since 2014’s race, residents have been telling me how much they enjoyed having a half marathon on their doorstep; whether they ran or took to the streets to watch, there was a real buzz about the borough, and I hope this year’s event will be even better. I’ve certainly been training hard and will be aiming to beat my 2014 time!”
Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon
This will be held on Sunday, 10th May. The route is along closed roads in Hackney. Entry fees are £44 unaffiliated; £42 affiliated. Official Race Charities are Cancer Research UK and the East End Community Foundation. The Official Vitality Run Series Charity is Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
•For more information, go to: www.runhackney.com