The organisers of the Ealing Half Marathon have confirmed that the 2015 event has sold out, with a record number of 7,000 places.
The half marathon takes place on Sunday (27 September) and features a 13.1 mile route on closed roads around the leafy streets of the West London Borough. The Ealing Half Marathon, which takes place for the fourth time this year is well known for its huge community support and great atmosphere with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad.
The Ealing Half Marathon was voted 'Best Half Marathon' by runners at The 2015 Running Awards in London for the second year in a row, proving the popularity of the event.
The race will be started by the parents and brother of Andrew Carter, who passed away in hospital after collapsing near the Ealing Half Marathon finish line last year. Many of Andrew’s family and friends will also be taking part in the 2015 race as a tribute to Andrew.
The Ealing Half Marathon starts at 9.00am with the start, finish and race village in Lammas Park. The Ealing Mini Mile, also sold out, takes place at 9.15am and will see young runners of all levels aged 6-16 covering a one-mile route around Lammas Park.
A field of international runners will be lining the start line. Kenyan Morris Gachaga of Run-Fast will be looking for a win in Ealing, with Damaris Areba, Christopher Cheruiyot and Thomas Beedell (Woodford Green Essex Ladies/Chiltern) amongst those chasing the podium in the elite field. Kenyan Teresiah Omosa (Run-Fast), Alice Braham (Harrow/Thames Hare & Hounds), Rachel Doherty (Higham) and Melissah Gibson (West 4 Australia) are strong contenders for the title in the female field. Tim Prendergast, a Paralympian athlete from New Zealand who continues to inspire many by sharing his own experience of overcoming disability to succeed, will also be on the start line.
Race director Kelvin Walker commented: “We are pleased to announce the sell out of the 4th Ealing Half Marathon and we would like to thank everyone who has been supporting the race, including Ealing Council, our partners, local businesses and residents. What sets the Ealing Half Marathon apart from other events and races is the fact that it is organised by a Community Interest Company with any surplus ploughed back into schools and community events.”