Weekend road closures scheduled for the Run Hackney half marathon

Run Hackney takes place this weekend.

Run Hackney takes place this weekend. - Credit: Archant

Roads across the borough will be shut on Sunday, as 12,000 runners take to the streets for the inaugural Run Hackney half marathon.

The route for the Run Hackney race.

The route for the Run Hackney race. - Credit: Archant

The route for the 12-mile charity run, set up by Hackney Council to “keep the Olympic legacy alive”, begins and ends at Hackney Marsh in Homerton Road.

Along the route they will pass cultural landmarks like the Hackney Empire and the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Thousands of runners have signed up to keep in shape and raise money for charity, including the official race charities Cancer Research and the East End Community Foundation business and charity partnership.

Roads will officially close at 7am on Sunday, and will re-open once all runners have passed by, and it is safe and feasible to do so.

Roads will officially begin re-opening from 11.30am with all roads fully re-opened by 1pm.

The organisers recommend that anyone who needs to drive their vehicles on Sunday morning should move onto unaffected streets by Saturday night.

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During the half marathon there will be a reduced bus service in the borough, and commuters should check with TfL for details of diverted bus services at www.tfl.co.uk.