Hackney Half

Event details

  • Sunday 21 May 2023
  • Hackney, London
  • 13.1 miles
  • Accessible

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  • Registration fee: £19
  • Minimum pledge: £299
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The Hackney Half is undoubtedly the coolest event of the season. Run through East London's trendiest borough along this flat and fast route.

Your Hackney Half experience

You'll start off by cruising down Mare Street through a carnival of sound, pass by the famous Hackney Town Hall, head through the historic Broadway Market, and then take in Hackney Wick, the most vibrant addition. This section of the route will bring all the vibes, with Cheer Dem Crew stationed here bringing all the Cheer Dem Spirit.

After the race you can enjoy the Hackney Festival of Fitness with your friends and family, with entertainment, workshops and the best of local food, drink, and lifestyle brands.


Hackney Half welcomes the use of self-propelled wheelchairs. All day wheelchair entrants are started at the back of their wave. Any wheelchair users who qualify for the elite wave and use a racing wheelchair will start at the front of the race.

Free places for guides and support runners can be issued where necessary. Please let us know if you require an additional place for a guide/support runner and we will help facilitate this.  

Team Scope perks

  • Free technical Scope running vest (made from recycled plastic) to help you look the part
  • Expert support from our Scope Events Team to make reaching the fundraising target easy and fun
  • Training plans to suit your level so you can train your way to half marathon success
  • The amazing feeling of being a Disability Gamechanger

It was an honour for us to be able to undertake this challenge for Scope. Knowing we were raising money for such an amazing cause really did keep us focused each step (and sprint!) of the way.

Team Scope runner

The difference you can make

Disabled people are being hit hardest by the cost of living crisis. Many disabled people are being forced into impossible choices this winter. Choices between running life saving equipment and eating. 

Our helpline is a lifeline to free, expert advice when its needed most. But demand is up 156%. And right now, we’re getting more calls than we can answer. 1 in 3 calls will go unanswered. 

£8 could fund a call to our Helpline, connecting a disabled person to a Scope trained advisor so they can get the vital support they need.

£25 could go towards training a specialist benefits Helpline advisor, making sure the helpline team can support disabled people with complex benefits enquiries. 

£38 could fund a call back from a Helpline advisor, so a disabled person with a more complex call can get the ongoing support they need.  



I can honestly say that I don’t think I could have coped had it not been for the helpline. They have given me so much time and support through all my difficulties and battles.

Caller to the Scope helpline

Help this great work to continue. Secure your place at the Hackney Half Marathon starting line and be a Disability Gamechanger.

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