Hackney Festival of Fitness organisers have announced the first activities added to its fitness line up for Friday, May 17, and Saturday May 18, at the Fitness Festival Village on Hackney Marshes, ahead of the Hackney Half Marathon on May 19.

Weekend Warm Up

A special fitness festival welcome evening on Hackney Marshes with stretch, mobility and pre-race warm up sessions, local food and drink, nutritional advice and Fit Films open air cinema.

Friday, May 17, 3pm-8pm

Sweat Sessions

A day of dedicated fitness classes for all ages and abilities.

Saturday, May 18, 10am-8pm

Hackney Half

The weekend’s headline event will include a full day of fitness programming devoted to the sport of running. Open to the public from 7am, with a diverse line up of fitness activities for runners and spectators.

Sunday, May 19, from 7am

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Jessica Frey, General Manager of Virgin Sport, said: “Following the incredible growth of our 2018 event, we’re excited to extend our programming further to highlight the dynamic Hackney fitness and running culture and engage an even larger and broader range of athletes in 2019.”

Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Details: virginsport.com/event/hackney-2019