Take on London's festival style Half Marathon

The flat 13.1 mile route is great for beginners looking for a gentle first half, or great for experienced runners to set a personal best.

Raise vital funds for Independent Age and cruise down Mare Street though a carnival of sound, pass by the famous Town Hall, head through the historic Broadway Market, and then take in Hackney Wick, which is flush with vibrant street art. Explore green spaces including Haggerston and Downs Parks, cross over twelve canals and rivers, and enjoy a panoramic view of the Olympic Park. 

With creativity and support, fundraising can be fun and no sweat - you’ll sweat enough in training! Check out our fundraising ideas.

Why run for Independent Age?

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been running for years, we’ve got the perfect running event for you. At Independent Age, our aim is to reduce poverty, tackle inadequate care and combat loneliness. Last year, over 1 million people accessed our services.

With your help, we could make sure that many more vulnerable older people get the vital information, advice and support they need to stay independent and live well.  

Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned marathon runner, Independent Age have places in several running events, and we would love you to join #TeamIA!

Together, we can make a huge difference. 

How will we support you?

How will we support you?

Whether you have an Independent Age charity place or your own ballot place, by running for us you’ll receive fantastic support from the moment you sign up all the way until you cross that finish line.

We will provide you with:
•    An Independent Age technical running vest with marker to write your name
•    A well-deserved certificate, totalling the amount you kindly raised for IA
•    Fundraising and training support from the Independent Age Events team
•    Cheer points and support along the route

For more information about any of our fundraising events, call the team at 020 7605 4223 or email events@independentage.org