Join #TeamLiteracyPirates

for the Hackney Half Marathon on 19 May 2024

Join our team, run 13.1 miles with a friendly bunch of fellow pirates and raise money to support children in London with their literacy, confidence and perseverance.

Run with us on Sunday 19 May 2024!

We have a limited number of places in this iconic half marathon race and we’d love to welcome you on board #TeamLiteracyPirates

Run through London’s most creative and inspiring borough with vibrant street art and entertainment on course. Celebrate your 13.1 mile achievement with thousands in Hackney Marshes, complete with music, food, drink and a range of sports and wellbeing activities.

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated Pirate contact
  • A Literacy Pirates running vest
  • A fundraising pack filled with lots of ideas and advice on how to raise sponsorship
  • Regular updates with charity news
  • Opportunity to visit our ships and attend celebration events with our Young Pirates

Q. How do I join the team?

A. Just email us on and we will talk you through the quick and simple process.

Q. What will a it cost me/ how much do I need to raise?

A. £20 registration fee plus a sponsorship target of £250.

Q. I have my own place, can I still run for you?

A. Yes, please! If you have your own place you can still join the team, wear a Literacy Pirates vest and raise money to support London children in our ships! We’d really appreciate your support!

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