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Win a pair of tickets to the Hackney Half Marathon with Virgin Sport and the Hackney Gazette

PUBLISHED: 11:43 30 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 30 March 2017

Gazette sales manager Patrick Dunne and account manager Peter Bailie prepare for the Hackney Half Marathon on Hackney Downs. Picture: Polly Hancock

Gazette sales manager Patrick Dunne and account manager Peter Bailie prepare for the Hackney Half Marathon on Hackney Downs. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Hackney Half Marathon takes place on April 30, and the Gazette has two pairs of free tickets to give away.

Reckon you can beat these two? Read on for details of how to enter our competition. Picture: Polly HancockReckon you can beat these two? Read on for details of how to enter our competition. Picture: Polly Hancock

Each place is worth £53 – and all you have to do to be in with a chance is answer a simple question.

So if you fancy lacing up and joining the Gazette’s own Patrick, Peter and Will on April 30, read on for details of the competition.

In the meantime, our runners are raising money for Hackney’s Winter Night Shelter. If you’d like to see some silly photos and sponsor them, visit their fundraising page.

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Competition details

The first ever Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness will take place on April 30 with the Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon.

Challenge yourself to a 13.1-mile run through roaring crowds and take in the Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park and the London Stadium, or get some friends together and take on the 5.5km run. Virgin Sport events will feature free race photos, premium SWAG, free pre-event yoga and bootcamps, as well as music on the Marshes.

To celebrate the first ever Virgin Sport event, we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets for you and a friend to participate in the Haflney Half Marathon and immerse yourselves in the Festival of Fitness. As it’s a Virgin event, this won’t be your usual half marathon. Expect enthusiasm, fun and some of the best food Hackney has to offer at the festival village on Hackney Marshes, with entertainment at each race milestone and much more.

For tickets or more information, please visit uk.virginsport.com.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question by e-mailing your answer to livelocal@archant.co.uk.

Which of the following activity is not happening at the Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness?

a) Music and entertainment throughout the course

b) A free fitness bootcamp

c) A 10-mile sack race

Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries and will be contacted by phone or e-mail after the closing date. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. By entering this competition, you will automatically be subscribed to receive news and offers from Archant London. You may opt out at any time by visiting the link on all future e-mail communication. Full Archant terms and conditions apply. Visit bit.ly/gazettecomps for more details. Competition closes on April 6.

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