24 February

Dear runners,

We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well during these challenging times. Today we wanted to let you know that the Hackney Half has been postponed to Sunday 26th September 2021.

The recently announced roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions and successful roll out of vaccinations in the UK gives our team great cause to be optimistic about delivering the truly unique and unforgettable Hackney Half experience that you all know and love. Hackney Moves is designed as a multi-day community and fitness festival centered around the Hackney Half, making it a special moment in the UK running events calendar. Delivering a vastly scaled-back 'Covid-secure' event on its original date would have required stripping out a significant portion of the event's core celebratory experiences. Therefore we have taken the proactive decision to postpone the event to September.

As always, the health and safety of everyone involved in our events will remain our number one priority. We will therefore continue to plan for the possible scenario where a range of measures and alterations could be in place at the event to ensure the safety of all runners, staff, volunteers and spectators.  

Your Hackney Half race entry has automatically been deferred to the new event date on 26th September 2021. This change is reflected on the ticket in your Race Roster account, and you do not need to take any further action at this time.

Any additional product purchases that you made are unaffected by this change of date. This includes iTab, race pack delivery and registration protection. 

If you cannot attend on the new event date please log in to your Race Roster account by 11:59PM GMT on Monday 1st March to confirm that you would like to receive further options for your Hackney Half ticket. Visit our FAQs here for further instructions.

We’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for supporting us. As a small business, your patience and understanding has been invaluable as we plan and prepare an outstanding half marathon race day for your participation. We look forward to welcoming you to the start line on Sunday 26th September and celebrating your achievements together like never before.

In the meantime, we are excited to announce the launch of March Moves, a virtual running challenge starting on 1st March. Download the NIKE Run Club app, join the challenge and share your month of movement with us on @HackneyMoves Instastories. Anyone can register for free, regardless of whether you are registered for the Hackney Half. Visit for further information.

One road at a time, let’s keep moving,

Your Hackney Half Teammates



6 January

We are pleased to share information for LimeLight Sports Club running events taking place in 2021. You can find full details here. At LimeLight Sports Club, health and safety is our number one priority. We will keep everyone regularly updated regarding delivery of your seamless, COVID-secure race day experience. Read our FAQs to learn more.

Runners who were registered to participate in an event which was postponed to 2021 should have received an email with an access code to claim their deferred race entry. If you have any general inquiries regarding your registration please email