Formerly The Outdoor Fitness Festival, Hackney Moves is returning this year with a brand new title and a whole host of fitness fun. Spanning an entire weekend of running and fitness events and entertainment, the annual festival encourages people to get together and get moving.
From a race pick up in the Market on the Marshes, to the Hackney 5k and Hackney Schools’ Challenge, there is plenty for everyone – every age and ability – to get involved with. The highly anticipated Hackney Half – ‘London’s largest and most environmentally friendly half marathon’ – will also be returning, this year with a brand-new route comprising more street art, greener spaces and prepossessing canal views.
Virgin Sport CEO, Jessica Frey commented: ‘We’re thrilled to unveil the weekend schedule for Hackney Moves, bringing together all aspects of the weekend to create a new and irresistible fitness experience that can move local residents and visitors together. It’s a privilege to produce this sporting moment where Hackney’s local sporting community can take centre stage.’
Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville said: ‘As a three-time participant in the Hackney Half, I know how incredible it is to join the thousands of runners enjoying the borough’s streets and green spaces. On the day, the powerful image of closing our streets for people to come together and the transformative impact of physical activity is plain to see ─ and I hope, as the event gets bigger and bigger, it inspires even more of the borough’s residents to get active.’
Visit virginsport.com for the full schedule of events.
15 – 17 May 2020
Hackney Marshes, East London. The festival begins with with race pack pickup in the Market on the Marshes.
Home to the renowned Dalloway Terrace, The Bloomsbury’s calming atmosphere and stylish yet comfortable interiors make it an ideal place to rest up post-run.