Based in Beaverton, Oregon, NIKE, Inc. includes the Nike, Converse, Hurley, and Jordan brands and is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Nike has committed to a multi-year partnership with Virgin Sport to get Hackney moving, for the community, by the community. Together, we will encourage 10,000 Londoners to take on their first 5K and for those willing to push the boundaries will be unlocking 1,300 Hackney Half places in 2020 & 2021.
Michelob ULTRA is the official beer of the Virgin Sport Series. Recently launched in the UK, Michelob ULTRA is a superior light beer with 79 calories and a crisp, clean taste. It’s ideal for those who want to live a balanced, active lifestyle while still being able to socialise with friends over a beer. Make sure to warm down and bring the fun up by spending time at their exciting lounge at the Hackney Festival of Fitness.
KIND® Snacks are the official nutrition partner of the 2019 Virgin Sport events. Just whole nuts bound together with honey, they are the perfect post race bar. Be sure to visit ‘Powered by KIND®’ at the Hackney Festival of Fitness for some truly energetic exercise classes, generating motivation for the masses to get over the finish-line in style.
Zipcar is the world's largest car club network operating in London, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge (and 50+ cities across Europe and North America). Joining Zipcar gives you the freedom to access a car or van, without any of the hassle or expense of ownership. Zipcar is far simpler and more convenient than conventional car hire. Once a member, choose your make and model from the great selection of cars parked around your local area; get in and drive off.
With over 50-million users, Bumble connects people across dating, friendship and professional networking. No matter the type of relationship, women make the first move on Bumble. Bumble recognises the importance of relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. The platform is built around kindness, respect and equality – and users play an important part in that. Since 2014, Bumble has facilitated over half a billion women-led first moves and over four billion messages sent in 150 countries.
FOREO, short for “For Everyone”, offers a new standard of beauty and wellbeing solutions, from the award-winning facial cleansing brushes in its LUNA line, inventing a whole new way to mask courtesy of UFO, to reinventing the toothbrush with ISSA. This approach is bold: the brand doesn’t just improve existing designs - FOREO tears them down and restarts from the ground up - ensuring the best solutions are not reserved for the wealthy few. FOREO promotes self-confidence: when you feel good, you look good - mission complete!
TENZING’s plant-based drink was inspired by Sherpa Tenzing Norgay – one of the first two men to summit Mount Everest – while the ingredients were inspired by the all-natural energising brews made by Himalayan Sherpas. Seven key natural ingredients are used: Himalayan rock salt, Indian gooseberry, lemon juice, green coffee, guarana, green tea and beet sugar. With a strong belief in Mother Nature and all-natural ingredients, TENZING re-invest 5% of all profits into the work they carry out. One of these projects – with the help of Tenzing Norgay’s son, Jamling – is helping to keep Mount Everest litter-free by placing sustainable bins along the trail.
Founded by two guys who wanted to challenge the unhealthy and artificial confectionery category by creating a product that could be healthy and still taste great at the same time. Using only proper British mint from a small Hampshire farm, and other naturally good plant based ingredients, Peppersmith chewing gum and mints were born. Now consisting of a full range of epic tasting, top quality mints and gum that are better made and better for you. They are all still full of actively healthy ingredients and best of all, naturally derived ingredient called xylitol instead of sugar, which helps keep your teeth healthy on the go.
Nuun Hydration is the official electrolyte partner of the 2019 Hackney Half. Look out for Nuun's 100% recyclable cups on route holding Nuun Electrolytes that will leave you feeling hydrated as you power through the Hackney Half. Their flavorful tablets enhance water with pure electrolytes and clean ingredients which provide you with that extra boost of energy to cross the finish line.
Leading athletes, teams and sporting events have been trusting PowerBar as a performance partner since 1986. Products are based on current scientific insights and are developed in close collaboration with world leading sports and nutrition scientists and professional athletes. They supply everybody who loves sport with just the right fuel at just the right time. Whether you’re an elite athlete, or amateur sports enthusiast. We’ve teamed up with PowerBar to provide you with Powergel shots along the Hackney Half route, powering you on to the Finish!
One Water is the UK's leading ethical water brand. Every bottle or carton of One Water sold funds sustainable clean water projects in the world's poorest communities. So far, The One Foundation has raised £19.3 million, reaching 3.6 million people in world's poorest communities with clean water and sanitation. As the chosen water for the Hackney Festival of Fitness and Hackney Half, all participants and spectators are supporting sustainable clean water projects across the world. When you drink One, the world drinks too!
Core Clapton is the Official Therapies Partner of the 2019 Hackney Festival of Fitness. They provide affordable osteopathy to the local community, and help people live healthy and happy lives through activities that encourage movement and physical and mental wellbeing. Stop by the Therapies tent for free massage and injury advice. Get healthy, get happy!
Also, as one of our Official Training Venues, Core Clapton provides the perfect home in the heart of Hackney for our free weekly training sessions for the community.
Virgin Sport is working alongside Hackney Council, to encourage local residents and visitors to move through sport.