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Hackney Half Marathon

Give refugees the fresh start they deserve in the Hackney Half Marathon 2025

Want to make 2025 a year to remember? Join our team of human rights heroes in the Hackney Half. The Hackney Half Marathon is part of the Hackney Festival of Fitness, featuring a festival of food, music and plenty of activities taking place, including a 5km race over the weekend.

As part of Team Refugee Action you will receive the very best support, including:

  • A branded Refugee Action running vest or t-shirt
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team
  • An insight into the work your fundraising is making happen
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting and stickers
  • The most enthusiastic cheer point on the course

Runners are asked to raise a minimum £350 sponsorship, and there is a £35 fee to register. We will be with you every step of the way with fundraising tips and inspirational stories of our work.

Why fundraise for Refugee Action?

Refugee Action has been welcoming refugees with open arms since 1981. We exist to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Every day, our frontline staff are helping people to escape homelessness, find work and build a new life for themselves. And our campaigns are fighting for a fairer future for refugees, challenging laws and systems that stop refugees and people seeking asylum from thriving.

This work is only possible because of people like you. With every mile that you run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. By taking on this challenge, you are giving refugees hope for the future.


Sign up today!

Find out more about the race here, and secure your spot below!

If you want to have a chat with us before signing up, Hollie in our Events team would love to hear from you. Pop her an email at

Have your own place in the Hackney Half but still want to run to raise funds for Refugee Action? Get in touch with Hollie at to join Team Refugee Action and get your Refugee Action running top.

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