Virgin Sport announces Hackney Moves


The award nominated* Outdoor Fitness of Festival is returning to East London’s iconic Hackney Marshes from 15-17 May 2020 under a brand new name – Hackney Moves.

Hackney Moves is a full weekend festival combining running and fitness experiences with community celebration and live entertainment.

The festival kicks off on Friday with race pack pickup in the Market on the Marshes. On Saturday there will be a multitude of sports and fitness activities including the free Hackney 5K and Hackney Schools’ Challenge for local primary school students.

Hackney Moves is highlighted by the Hackney Half on Sunday 17 May, London’s largest and most environmentally friendly half marathon. A new and improved route has just been announced for the 2020 race edition, with fewer hills and many more graffiti walls, leafy green spaces, and canal views.

Hackney Moves is the signature event produced by Virgin Sport, a fitness event company founded in 2015 by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group with the purpose of making movement fun for everyone.