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A festival of music, street art, and running, the Hackney 5k is open and free to all. Experience the best of East London in this electric weekend event.
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Where and when
Hackney Marshes, London E9 5PY, UK
Start times
Sat, 21 May 2022
Hackney 5k:
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Hackney 5k
Route information
Move silly or serious in the UK's largest outdoor fitness festival run over 3 days (20th-22nd May). With two unique and iconic running events, live music, local food and drink and other entertainment this is a memorable experience, to say the least.
The Hackney Moves Festival features a Half Marathon and a 5k, and lots of other fitness fun from partners.
The whole event will have live entertainment and DJs to keep you inspired, not just at event centres but during the races both at event HQ and on race routes. So there will be no need for headphones as the streets will be alive with music, and the buzzing atmosphere.
The Route
Runners will cruise down Mare Street through a carnival of sound. You will pass some iconic landmarks and venues of the area, including the famous Town Hall, the historic Broadway Market and Hackney Wick, which will be full of vibrant street art.
Not only will this be a spectacular route with all the sights and sounds to take in, but it is also flat and fast, making it perfect for anyone looking for a personal best time.
While the 2022 Route will be similar to previous years, keep an eye out for the updated map which will be released closer to the event date.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bag drop
  • Chip-timed results
How to get there
Hackney Marshes, London E9 5PY, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
More travel information will be available in the Race Day Guide.
Public Transport
London Overground will be running 4 additional services per hour from 07:00 to 09:00 in each direction between Camden Road and Stratford. Homerton and Hackney Wick stations are a 20 minute walk away.
Leyton Tube Station, Lea Bridge Station and Hackney Central Station are the closest to the venue.
By Bike
There will be plenty of bike parking facilities within the Festival Village.
By Car
There will be road closures in the are surrounding the Festival Village. You are strongly encouraged not to drive to this event.
Westfield Stratford City has plenty of car parking spaces. It is a 25 minute walk from the Festival village.
Event day logistics
Race Packs
Race packs must be picked up on the day at least 1 hour before your wave start time. You will receive a QR code via email & text just before the event that you can use to collect your race pack.
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LimeLight Sports Club
LimeLight Sports Club creates and delivers major participation experiences with the purpose of making your active world experience extraordinary. It provides a sporting journey of unforgettable cheer and challenge, designed to move you. LimeLight Sports Club and its brand partners share a belief that when people of all ages and abilities come together and participate in any kind of group exercise, the benefits can be immense, both for individuals and for society as a whole. This is reflected in our commitment to sustainability, improving equality and working increasingly on the mental health benefits of physical activity. LimeLight Sports Club produces seven multisport and running event experiences throughout the year: Hackney Moves Festival, London Duathlon, ASICS London 10k, London Triathlon, Blenheim Triathlon, Oxford Half and Etape Caledonia.
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Can I listen to personal headphones during the races at the Hackney 5k?
It is recommended that runners do not wear personal headphones both for safety reasons and to soak up the live entertainment on route.
Is there a bag drop for the Hackney 5k?
Yes - there will be a space to store your bag whilst you run. You will collect a race number which will also contain your bag label and bag collection tab. Please attach the bag label to your bag and keep the bag collection tab with you, or give it to a friend to collect your bag on your behalf.
Will there be changing facilities at the Hackney 5k?
There usually are changing facilities available, this will depend on Covid restrictions and will be confirmed in the Race Day Guide info sent to you by email before the event.
How can I collect my race number for the Hackney 5k?
Race packs must be picked up on the day at least 1 hour before your wave start time. You will receive a QR code via email & text just before the event that you can use to collect your race pack.
How old do I have to be to enter the Hackney 5k?
Entrants must be 13 and older to enter the event.
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