Event Details

Event Date

26 September 2021

Applications Close:

01/09/2021

Cost:

£30

Fundraising Target:

£250

Distance:

13.1 miles

Location:

London

Event Website:

Click here

Event Description

Run the race, support vital research!

Looking to run a unique race in the heart of London whilst fundraising for ground-breaking prostate cancer research? Then we want you to join our 2021 Hackney Half Marathon team!


The Run Hackney Half Marathon is an exciting, vibrant route that takes you through one of the most spirited boroughs of London. The route is flat and fast through the city, with cheering crowds following you through Hackney Downs, past Hackney Empire and the beautiful Victoria Park, and around the iconic London Stadium.

Hackney Half Marathon charity places and own places


Secure your guaranteed charity place by filling out our application form.

There is a registration fee of £30. For each charity place there is a target to raise £250 for Prostate Cancer Research.

If you have your own place for this event, you can secure your place on #TeamPCR too!  There is no fundraising requirement we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support us funding research towards a life without prostate cancer.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

How We Support You

Prostate Cancer Research support any fundraiser from the moment you first contact us, interested about an event, to after the event has finished. We always ensure that everything is in place and as easy as possible for you!


What we do?

  • We provide you with a step-by-step guide to fundraising which includes a pack with hints, tips and ideas on how to raise as much money as possible. This is especially useful when taking on some of the bigger challenges with higher fundraising targets
  • Provide you with your very own PCR technical t-shirt or vest to wear on the day of your event. You can wear it with pride and everyone will know who you are fundraising for
  • We send you weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional Graeme Hilditch, along with a training plan so that you can be best prepared for your upcoming challenge
  • Send you free merchandise for your supporters, such as t-shirts, wristbands and clappers. Your family and friends can use these to cheer you on, creating your very own PCR support team!
  • Make it as easy as possible for you by helping with any questions or worries you have. We are always at the end of the phone for support and inspiration as to what you should do next!

We thrive to support our fundraisers, from the moment you join the Prostate Cancer Research team you are one of us! All the money you raise helps us to do more research into life-threatening prostate cancer, changing the lives of men and their families. With your help and support we can use science to turn their hope into reality.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

Impact of Fundraising

Your fundraising helps us to support our research and ultimately transform lives. We could not continue to fund our research without you, and without our research we cannot achieve better outcomes for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Our research

We currently fund eleven research projects, all of which aim to develop more effective treatments for and better understandings of prostate cancer. Following our ecosystem report, we are determined to fund projects that explore current gaps in knowledge and treatment to move the field forward and reach new and better treatments sooner.

Find out more about our specific research projects in our research area.

Our scientists

We fund scientists across the UK at all stages of their career. We care about the barriers faced by researchers and recognise the importance of nurturing and encouraging innovation and collaboration, to ensure that research is moving as effectively as possible to reach better outcomes for patients sooner.

By fundraising for us, you are supporting scientists at all stages of their research journey and ensuring they are treated with respect, offered flexibility and given the support they deserve.

You can find out more about our scientists in our research area.

Patient stories

We listen to patients and fund the research that will lead to outcomes that matter most to them, so that our research is entirely patient-focussed. By supporting PCR, you are supporting patients who are sharing their stories and experiences and helping to fund the research that matters most to them.

Find out more about our patient voice panel and hear from patients who have been impacted by PCR’s work.

Where your money goes

With your support, we will provide scientists with the space, flexibility, and environment that helps turn great ideas into successful treatments.

How much could you raise for our PCR scientists? Did you know that –

£73 would fund materials to grow a cell colony.

£250 would fund 6 months of essential lab consumables.

£1,200 would fund a box of new antibodies to test.

£10,000 would fund a live imaging microscope camera.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any questions that are not answered below please feel free to get in touch.

What is the Great North Run?

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.

Covid-19 Safety Information

The event will be in line with all government guidelines at the time of the event. This will be communicated to you from the GNR team.

You do not need to be vaccinated to take part.

If you test positive for Coronavirus 10 days prior to the event or have to self-isolate, you will not be able to take part but can roll your place over for free to the 2022 event.

You can find out more about the Great North Run’s Covid-19 safety info by visiting their website.

When does the Great North Run take place?

The Great North Run takes place on September 12th 2021.

Where can I find the route?

The route for the Great North Run can be found here.

Where does the money I raise go?

All funds raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas and find better treatments for life-threatening prostate cancer.

How do I contact PCR?

For more information about this event and fundraising for Prostate Cancer Research please get in touch with our friendly Events and Community Assistant, Eurydice. She’s always happy to chat and help however she can!

Telephone: 0759 966 7655

Email: edupre@pcr.org.uk

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Facebook: Prostate Cancer Research

Twitter: @PCR_News

Instagram: @prostatecancerresearch

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-24 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any questions that are not answered below please feel free to get in touch.

What is the Hackney Half Marathon?

The Hackney Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile run starting on the Hackney Marshes and weaving through beautiful Parklands. You’ll find it hard to find a better running route in the capital. Other iconic locations you’ll pass on the way include Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market and Victoria Park. It is also part of a bigger Festival of Fitness, meaning that once the hard work is done, you can chill, refuel, and celebrate with friends and family back on the Hackney Marshes. There will be live entertainment, music, fitness sessions, chill out zones, and a Festival Village with local food and drink offering everything from mouth watering vegan delights to burgers, green juices, craft beer, and bubbles!

How old do I need to be to run the Hackney Half Marathon?

You must be over the age of 17 in order to take part in the Hackney Half Marathon.

What do I receive for completing the Hackney Half Marathon?

All runners receive free race photos, an ASICS finisher t-shirt, and a tote bag. You will also receive a PCRC t-shirt to train in, and a medal when you have completed the race.

When does the Hackney Half Marathon take place?

The Hackney Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 16th May 2021.

Where can I find the route?

The route for the Hackney Half Marathon can be found here.

Where does the money I raise go?

All funds raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas and find better treatments for life-threatening prostate cancer.

How do I contact PCRC?

For more information about this event and fundraising for Prostate Cancer Research please get in touch with our friendly Community Fundraising Officer, Amy. She’s always happy to chat and help however she can!

Telephone: 0203 735 5448

Email: arussell@pcr.org.uk

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prostatecancerresearchnews/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCR_News

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teampcr_/

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-24 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

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