The Ealing Half Marathon has been voted ‘Best Half Marathon’ for the third year running at the 2016 Running Awards in association with JustGiving. The race was awarded gold after receiving the most votes by runners at the independent awards ceremony.
Race director, Kelvin Walker and race co-ordinator, Sandra Courtney (pictured) were at the ceremony at The O2 in London on Friday, 22 April, where they were presented with their trophy by BBC sports presenter, Mike Bushell.
The Ealing Half Marathon starts and finishes in Lammas Park and features a 13.1 mile route on fully closed roads around the leafy streets and parks of the West London Borough. The race has raised over £850,000 since its inception and is hoping to welcome 8,000 runners of all abilities to its fifth anniversary race on Sunday, 25 September 2016.
Runners travel from all over the UK and abroad to experience the #EalingFeeling and Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent are the official charity partners for the race in 2016.
Ealing Half Marathon is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC). In their commitment to promoting physical activity Ealing Half Marathon CIC engages in year-round activities like creating running clubs in schools, tackling childhood obesity, setting up local running groups and supporting the local adult and junior parkrun.
Race director Kelvin Walker commented: “There are still spaces left for Ealing Half Marathon in September and we are looking forward to filling the streets for the UK’s best half marathon! Anyone wishing to experience the #EalingFeeling should sign up now.”
Entries cost £36 (affiliated) or £38 (unaffiliated) via the race website