Hackney Moves Launches Virtual Solo Running Challenge In Support Of Local Charities – Hackney Moves For Heroes

Hackney Moves (featured previously HERE), launches a brand-new solo running challenge – Hackney Moves For Heroes.

The award nominated* Outdoor Festival of Fitness, Hackney Moves, was due to take place on East London’s, iconic Hackney Marshes this weekend 15th -17th May 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consistent with the guidance from local authorities and partners, the Hackney Moves festival weekend, including the sold-out Hackney Half Marathon, has been postponed.

In lieu of the May event, Hackney Moves For Heroes is a solo running challenge that keeps the community moving together, virtually. Runners can donate to or fundraise for, the Homerton Hospital NHS hospital trust, Homerton Hope, and other charity partners** impacted by COVID-19.

Registration will be live for a limited time from 15th May – 1st June. Anyone can register for the free virtual challenge, regardless of whether they are registered for the Hackney Half or Hackney 5K.

To complete the challenge, participants must run a 5K or Half Marathon and upload their results to the virtual race leaderboard. Results must be uploaded by 5th June to be eligible for a prize in one of seven age group categories for both male and female competitors.

All participants will receive a printable race bib, an exclusive digital goody bag, access to the official leaderboard, and a playlist curated by Hackney Half’s DJ G. Participants may choose to upgrade their entry for £10 (including postage) to receive a limited edition Hackney Moves for Heroes engraved NOTCH bracelet and physical goody bag.

*HACKNEY MOVES – AWARDS NOMINATION

Virgin Sport’s signature event, Hackney Moves, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Sport Industry Active Award. Honouring the work done across the sport business sector, the Sport Industry Awards bring together the great and the good of sport under one roof for an evening of success, sharing and celebration. Welcoming more than 1,700 high profile guests annually, #SIAwards2020 is the most prestigious commercial sports awards in the world and has been the industry’s flagship evening for nearly 20 years.

**HACKNEY MOVES FOR HEROES – GIVING BACK

Runners can make their miles more meaningful by donating to or fundraising for Homerton Hope, the Homerton Hospital NHS hospital trust. The Homerton Hope charity allows us to raise funds over and above NHS provision, to further enhance their services and make patients’ experience even better.

Funds raised by Homerton Hope help to pay for additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high-quality care for patients at the Hospital.

Charities are in need of vital funds during this unprecedented time. Runners can find a cause to support by visiting our charity partners webpage here: virginsport.com/hackney-charity

TICKET INFORMATION

HACKNEY MOVES FOR HEROES – FREE OF CHARGE (online registration required)

Entry to the Hackney Moves For Heroes solo running challenge is completely free of charge and open to all runners, regardless of whether they are registered for the Hackney Half or Hackney 5K.

To complete the challenge, participants must run a 5K or Half Marathon and upload their results by 5th June to be eligible for a prize in one of seven age group categories for both male and female competitors. All participants will receive a printable race bib, an exclusive digital goody bag, access to the official Hackney Moves for Heroes results leaderboard, and a playlist curated by Hackney Half’s DJ G.

Participants may choose to upgrade their entry (£10 including postage) to receive a limited edition Hackney Moves for Heroes engraved NOTCH bracelet and physical goody bag.

Registration closes 1st June 2020.

Hackney Moves For Heroes event and ticket information: virginsport.com/hackney

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