For the last two years Hackney RFC have organised a 10km run for local children's charity Hackney Quest. And we've raised over £5000.

This year, as the government cuts begin to bite and the tough economic situation puts a squeeze on charitable donations, we're aiming for something a bit more ambitious. So on June 4th we're helping organise the first Hackney1000.

The idea is simple, on one day in one park the people of Hackney will travel 1000km together. Anyone can join in, and you can run or walk, row or cycle, even skip or dance if you want... just visit www.hackney1000.com, make your pledge and start raising. So far Arsenal in the Community, London Youth and the London Fields Triathlon Club have joined us in our efforts to support this brilliant children's charity. We hope you do too. www.hackney1000.com www.justgiving.com/hackney1000