The 5K run will be supported by the Samuel Ross and Jobe Burns-headed company, which has been enlisted by Nike to create the medals, finisher T-shirts and start and finish gantries, each inspired by Hackney’s community and surrounding architecture. Concrete Objects will also be creating a resting area for runners as they finish the half marathon, which will be later used in the local area once the Hackney Weekend is over.
The collaborative T-shirts see the slogan “Ergonomic study for local movement” printed across the chest, with CAD-inspired graphic-design drawings of the gantry on the rear. The T-shirts are available in both black and white and are accompanied by a yellow poncho and grey track shorts.
The Hackney 5K will take place on 18 May and the organization is still accepting applications. All runners who complete the marathon will receive one of the Concrete Objects-designed medals and t-shirt.
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