Forthcoming cancellations for parkrun at Hackney Marshes

No June 2012 events

Due to the Radio 1 Hackney Big Weekend event, we are cancelling Hackney Marshes parkrun on the following dates in June:

9 June 2012 Close down of Hackney Marshes Centre and handover to Radio 1 to begin build for event. No access to car park or centre. Closure of tow path.

16 June 2012 Continued build of event structures and extensive closures

23 June 2012 Weekend of the event (Saturday and Sunday)

30 June 2012 Event dismantled and site clearance

We are sorry for this interruption and also for getting information to you at late notice. The extent of the closures has only become clear to us today.

For more information on the impact of the event, please visit Hackney Council’s  information page and read their factsheet for local residents.

Why don’t you visit one of our neighbouring parkruns for June?

We very much look forward to seeing you again on the 7 July, when our normal parkrun resumes, same place, same time.

Please get in touch if you need any more info.

Erica, Robb, Major and Alison

Event Directors
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Please note that from the 7th of May, Hackney Marshes parkrun will be changing!

Please note that from the 7th of May, Hackney Marshes parkrun will be changing!


As mentioned at the previous couple of parkruns, we are changing the location of the start/finish area, and are also changing the route of our parkrun. This is because the East Marsh (which we currently use for a substantial chunk of the course) is being closed off in preparation for use as a coach park during the 2012 Olympic Games and will not reopen until late 2013.


Change of start/finish area


The start/finish area will be relocated from the old changing sheds to the recently completed Hackney Marshes Centre. We currently run past this impressive rust-coloured building on our running route. The Centre has excellent facilities for us to use, including:

·         Changing/shower facilities

·         Secure storage and lockers

·         Plenty of free parking for both cyclists and drivers


Over the summer, we also expect there to be catering facilities available, so we will be able to get a nice cuppa after the run and the race director will have the ability to process the results immediately after the event.


You can find out more about the Hackney Marshes Centre here:


Change of parkrun route


We have thought long and hard about how we can use this opportunity to improve on the existing route for our runners (in terms of speed, ease of use, ambiance, accuracy, winter-proofing etc) and also for our volunteers (in terms of marshalling, marking out the course and risk identification/mitigation).


With this in mind, we are proposing a 5km 'there and back' route, starting and finishing at the Hackney Marshes Centre. That is, 2.5km in one direction, turn around and then 2.5km back the same way.


The best way to illustrate this Is to show it on a map:,-0.030899&spn=0.015982,0.030019&t=h&z=16&msid=205260270491167640362.0004a014ecb5c9f19b56c


As usual, we will use yellow arrows to mark out the course and avoid confusion and will endeavour to have a marshal at the Turning Point, if available volunteer numbers allow.

Have your say!


The Hackney Marshes event team would very much like to know if you have any feedback on the proposed changes and if there are any specific requests/comments you have regarding the way that we run things. This parkrun is very much 'owned' by those who use it (i.e. YOU) and we want to make it the best possible local event that we can.


So please get in touch if you would like to have your say or provide any general feedback by emailing us at:


Best wishes,


Erica, Robb and Pam

Race Directors




today’s parkrun

Dear all

After inspection of the course it has been decided that today's event will go ahead HOWEVER we must state that whilst the conditions are okay for running, they are not ideal for racing and therefore we would recomend your thinking carefully about whether it is worth running.

Your Hackney Marshes event teamI



Dear all

Due to another influx of snow we have been monitoring the conditions, in particular with regards to the suitability of being able to stage the parkrun tomorrow: December 18th.  We will check the course first thing tomorrow and then make an announcement, on this page, at around 8am on whether the parkrun can go ahead, or not.

Rest assured, it is our intention to stage the run unless absolutely necessary, in the interests of safety, to cancel.

Watch this space.


Your Hackney Marshes parkrun event team 







Dear runners,

Due to adverse weather conditions (mainly ice on the course) we are cancelling tomorrow's parkrun, 4th December 2010

 Apologies for the inconvenience and see you again soon

The Event Team



Event 27, Saturday 27th November 2010

Thank you to everyone for your patience, the results for Event 27 have now been posted.

Apologies to all runners that were affected.





Hackney Marshes parkrun joins Two2go

Change of start location on 24th July – and brekky!


We are excited to be joining up with Two2Go as part of their Get Ready2Go launch event on Hackney Marshes!

Please note that on the weekend of the 24th July, we will be moving our start location to coincide with their base. They have a fabulous day of events planned (and are putting on breakfast for only £2!!), so get involved:


Details of start location to follow soon. Our parkrun will operate as normal otherwise, 9am sharp...



Announcing the start of Hackney Marshes parkrun

We are delighted to announce the start of another new parkrun.  Hackney Marshes parkrun will take place every Saturday at 9am in Hackney Marshes starting on 29th May 2010.

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