Looking for a fun-filled challenge for 2023? Why not sign up for the Hackney Half Marathon today and become part of our 100-strong team to #raise4ReachOut. The Hackney Half is our biggest fundraising event of the year and every £1 raised supports our vital work with young people across the country.
ReachOut is a national mentoring and education charity, rooted in local communities. Working in under-resourced areas across London, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, we support young people to grow in character and confidence, sparking change in themselves and society.
The Hackney Half Marthon is taking place on 21 May 2023 – you can find more information about the day and the route here.
Get your discounted ticket today!
By running with ReachOut, you can get your ticket to the Hackney Half Marathon for £30. Click the button below to purcahse your ticket via EventBrite.
By running for ReachOut, you will receive dedicated support from the moment you sign up all the way until you cross the finish line. We will provide you with:
• A fantastic ReachOut running vest/t-shirt
• Fundraising support and tips to make reaching your target as easy as possible
• Cheer points and support along the route on race day (TBC)
• A motivational playlist to get you in the mood to zip through the streets of East London
All of our fantastic runners are required to raise a minimum fundraising target of £250. If you are still keen to take part but think you might struggle to raise this amount, please get in touch with us!
If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lydia, our Community Fundraising Officer!
“Hello, I’m Lydia and I’m ReachOut’s Community Fundraising Officer! My job at ReachOut is to work with all our fantastic fundraisers to make sure they’ve got everything they need to make a difference. If you’re thinking about fundraising I’d say go for it – it’s a brilliant way to give back to your community and achieve something amazing! If you’ve got any questions, or want to get involved, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just fill in our form and I’ll be in touch.”
“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”
Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.
“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”
Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London
“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!
Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”
Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London
“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.
ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”
Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London