8 Feb

Ealing Half Places Selling Fast

Ealing Half 2016The award winning Ealing Half Marathon looks set to fill all 8,000 places with less than seven months to race day on Sunday, 24th September, 2017. This will be the sixth edition of the race that was introduced in 2012 to bring an exciting mass participation sporting event to the Borough as a legacy event following the London Olympics.

Runners from throughout the UK and overseas have already secured their spot and will be able to experience the unique #EalingFeeling on fully closed roads around the leafy streets and parks of the West London borough. Ealing was voted the UK's best half marathon in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Running Awards in association with JustGiving and the lead charities for 2017 are Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer's Society. 
 
Ealing Half Marathon starts and finishes in Lammas Park and is well known for its huge support and lively atmosphere. Both the 13.1 race and the Ealing Mini Mile are organised by Ealing Half Marathon Community Interest Company that invests all money raised at the races into sporting and health-promoting activities within the local community.
 
New course records were set last year by Run Fast internationals Josphat Kemei (1:04:14) and Teresiah Omosa (1:14:45). There were 4,319 finishers in 3:34.38 and 200 athletes returned to Lammas Park inside 90 minutes. 
 
Until 30 April the entry fee for Ealing Half Marathon is £38 for affiliated athletes (£40 for unaffiliated runners). This rises to £40/£42 from 1st May and the race is expected to sell out before the end of July.
 
For full details and to register go to the race website here or visit the Facebook or Twitter pages.