Time Out says
Missed cheering on the brave souls running the London Marathon? Head to the Hackney Half Marathon route and cheer on the intrepid athletes racing around east London instead. Eleven thousand runners took on the half marathon last year, which starts and finishes on Hackney Marshes, passing down Mare Street, though Broadway Market and past Hackney Wick and the Hackney Empire. Nab your spot, cheer on your favourite competitors and don't miss the live bands and DJs playing at every mile of the course. Find out more on the Hackney Half Marathon website.