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  • Hackney Moves for Heroes
    by sophierodgervirginsportcom on May 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    MOVE SOLO, STAY SAFE AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHARITIES We’re working hard with the local authorities to provide updates on the 2020 Hackney Moves festival. In the meantime, we’ve launched Hackney Moves For Heroes, a solo running challenge benefitting Homerton Hope, Hackney’s Homerton Hospital NHS trust and other charity partners impacted by COVID-19. Please ensure that

  • Unveiling Your Hackney Half 2020 Route
    by virginsportuk on February 9, 2020 at 10:22 am

    THIS ROUTE IS FOR YOU, HACKNEY. HERE’S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW 2020 ROUTE THAT WILL ADD A SPARK TO YOUR HEEL AND A SMILE TO YOUR 13.1 MILE JOURNEY THROUGH EAST LONDON. Are you ready to join us? We listened to your feedback and have made a few tweaks, so grab one of

  • Just Launched: 2020 Corporate Team Challenge Series
    by virginsportuk on February 7, 2020 at 9:45 am

    INTRODUCING THE 2020 CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CNBC AND VIRGIN PULSE 87% of employees say wellbeing programs positively impact company culture1 Workplace wellbeing is top priority at Virgin Sport. We believe that an active lifestyle leads to better performance at work, so we’ve designed three irresistible running experiences to get your colleagues

  • Virgin Sport Behind The Scenes: Breaking Down Event Costs
    by virginsportuk on January 21, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    AT VIRGIN SPORT HQ WE OFTEN GET QUESTIONS FROM CURIOUS RUNNERS ABOUT THE COST OF EVENTS. We believe our participants have a right to know where their entry fee is being spent. From toilets to traffic management, and sustainability to signage, here’s your behind the scenes look at what goes into ensuring all runners have a safe and seamless race day experience. 

  • Hackney Half 2020: Meet Your Pacers
    by virginsportuk on January 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

    2020 IS NOW WELL AND TRULY UNDERWAY AND OUR PACERS ARE READY TO GET HACKNEY MOVING! Learn all about who will be bringing the good vibes and helping you race at your happy pace on the big day below! Scroll to the end to see the full line up of pacers and finishing times. If

  • Gift a Race Entry this Christmas
    by virginsportuk on December 19, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    LEFT YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TO THE LAST MINUTE? DON’T WORRY, WE’VE GOT YOU! Give the gift of running this Christmas with a race entry gift code and printable gift certificate for the Hackney Half or ASICS London 10K. The perfect gift for the runner in your life. HACKNEY HALF Give that lucky someone a guaranteed

  • How to Drink Water out of a Cup
    by virginsportuk on October 11, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    We have partnered with JUST Water for the Oxford Half to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles. Plastic bottles will be removed from the route and replaced with fully recyclable paper cups! But… drinking from a cup is not as easy as you think — while running. To avoid an unwanted liquid facial, read our top tips on how

  • Oxford Half 2019: Meet Your Pacers
    by virginsportuk on October 11, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    The Oxford Half will soon be upon us and our pacers are ready to motivate you to the finish line! We asked them a few questions so read on to get to know them a little better… What did you want to be when you were growing up? Pub landlord – Richard Gibbs Long distance

  • Your Guide to the Oxford Half Race Village 2019
    by virginsportuk on October 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    THE COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE OXFORD HALF! SOON ENOUGH YOU WILL BE DOING YOUR WARM UPS, CHANNELLING YOUR INNER FORREST GUMP AND GEARING UP FOR YOUR RUN IN THE RACE VILLAGE. Aside from the obligatory pre-race lunges, there will be plenty of other things to get up to in the village. Explore the map

  • Drink to thirst with our hydration tips
    by virginsportuk on September 9, 2019 at 9:07 am

    THE OXFORD HALF IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SO NOW YOUR TRAINING IS RAMPING UP! STILL HAVEN’T GOT YOUR TICKET? SECURE YOUR SPOT BY RUNNING FOR CHARITY HERE. Hydration is an important element of your training programme, as it can lead to increased energy levels, supports healthy body functions and aids absorption of nutrients from

  • Warming up to this Year’s Oxford Half Route Entertainment
    by virginsportuk on September 6, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    WITH THE OXFORD HALF RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! WHETHER YOU’RE A RUNNER OR SPECTATOR YOU CAN NOW DISCOVER WHAT ENTERTAINMENT AND SCENERY TO EXPECT ON THE 13.1 MILE JOURNEY. Are you ready? There certainly is no warm-up needed for this read, so let’s get stuck in with the details of the

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