Hackney Half Marathon discount for local residents

The 2018 Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness will see over 30,000 runners, supporters and spectators taking to the streets for the Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 20 May. Additionally, there will be hundreds of places available in the hourly free fitness classes and thousands of attendees soaking up the festival atmosphere on the iconic Hackney Marshes.

The route takes runners past Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park and the London Stadium. It’s a half marathon like no other, with a buzzing route including bands and DJs at every mile, roaring crowds, and community spirit at every turn to carry participants to the finish line.

Hackney resident discounts

Hackney residents

£40 per ticket (£5-9 off the advertised price depending when you sign up).

Sign up online and use promotional code: VSHRESIDENT.

Virgin Sport reserves the right to ask for proof of address.


50% off the advertised price.

Email your student ID and proof of Hackney address to

People in receipt of benefits

50% off the advertised price by emailing proof of benefits and Hackney address to

To be eligible for a 50% discount you must be a resident of Hackney and, at the time of purchase of your entry, in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • council tax reduction
  • housing benefit
  • incapacity benefit / employment support allowance
  • job seekers allowance
  • pension credit (guaranteed element)
  • working tax credit.