Join over 15,000 people as you dash through East London on Sunday 21st May 2023 in our bright blue kit! 

About the Hackney Half

The Hackney Half Marathon is the culmination of Hackney Moves- the UK’s largest outdoor fitness festival. Your 13.1 mile run will be filled with the vibrant art of London’s East End streets, bands and DJs from start to finish. And of course, not to forget the famous race-day atmosphere as spectators in their thousands cheer you on from start to finish. Sign up now for an unforgettable day where sport, fundraising, and music collide. 

We have 10 places available, and by joining us, you will help increase access to justice for people in detention facing deportation. 

Why run for BID?

BID is a small, independent charity which is funded entirely by voluntary donations. The money you will raise will directly go into our advice work, helping us to keep the lights on, the phone lines open, and to train our incredible team of volunteers. In previous years we raised over £7,000 and we’re hoping to beat that record!

How to sign up or find out more?

If you would like to help us create a world free of immigration detention by signing up, hit the button below or email [email protected] to register your interest. You can also email us or scroll down to hear from previous runners to find our more.

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Father and son duo Mayer and Normal running in 2021. They raised an incredible £3,152 between them. Mayer said he chose to run for BID as "a way of showing support and solidarity with those bearing the brunt of this government's policies.”

Rafaela running for BID in 2021 ​

Rafaela ran for BID in 2021. When we asked her why she said: 

“I think BID's work - from helping people who are detained to campaigning for an end to immigration detention - is incredible and deserves all the support. I also thought it was important to raise awareness about how awful the system is to people who are so often vulnerable and I really hope I was able to bring some attention to it with my fundraising.”

Finishers Tabitha and Milly were beaming at the finish line. Tabitha really encourages others to take part:

“If you’re thinking about taking part do it – this was my first half marathon and although I was terrified before I am now 99% sure I would do another! BID is such a wonderful charity, for an amazing cause and I would be honoured to be able to take part and support”

Check out more testimonies from previous runners like Mayer, Rafaela and Tabitha who have helped us in our efforts to #EndDetention here.

If you would like to help us create a world free of immigration detention by signing up, email [email protected] to register your interest or find out more.

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Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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