Run East London’s vibrant streets and use your miles to end homelessness.
This year, St Mungo’s is proud to be a charity partner for the Hackney Half Marathon for the fourth year running. With the race less than three months away, places have been filling up fast to take part in the challenge.
Occurring on 22 May, the event is a fantastic opportunity not only to raise vital funds, but for our clients and supporters to achieve something big.
The route spans some of East London’s best landmarks, cruising down Mare Street though a carnival of sound, past the famous Town Hall, through the historic Broadway Market, then taking in Hackney Wick full of street art.
Part of the Hackney Moves festival, the race is one of the capital’s highlights, bringing fitness together with entertainment, music and culture.
Lydia, who ran the Hackney Half with St Mungo’s in 2019 and is currently in training for this year’s race shares her experience:
“From the moment I crossed the start line, I was swept up in the buzz and excitement. I think I had a massive grin on my face almost the whole way round (though possibly not at mile 11!).
The atmosphere of the Hackney Half is unique, with supporters lining the route offering encouragement, high fives and witty signage.
Running for St Mungo’s made the whole experience more meaningful as I knew I was doing something for others at the same time as having fun and achieving a personal goal.”
Supporting 3,213 people on average each night and with 17 outreach teams helping people of the streets, in choosing to run for us, you are helping to provide a gift of hope for the future.
Money you raise could help transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness at every stage of recovery.
So, whether you’re running on the day or going to soak up the buzz, the Hackney Half is one not to be missed!