Entries are now open for the Ealing Mini Mile, which takes place on Ealing Half Marathon race day Sunday 27 September.
Introduced in 2013, the Ealing Mini Mile has become a popular event for young runners of all levels aged 6-16 who want to be a part of the race day atmosphere and experience the crossing of the finish line of a big race.
The Ealing Mini Mile starts at 9.15 am, 15 minutes after the half marathon, and covers a one mile route around Ealing’s Lammas Park where the race and charity village are located. The age categories are 6-11 and 12-16 years and a total of 400 places are available.
Event Co-Ordinator Sandra Courtney commented: “We are pleased to confirm that the Ealing Mini Mile will take place again this year. We are working closely with local schools to raise awareness of the Ealing Mini Mile and we are hoping to encourage young runners of all levels and all abilities to get involved and to take part. As keen runners ourselves, we are passionate about promoting running as a sport that is accessible to everyone, and we want to give young people the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a big race.”
Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre and Heathrow Communities Together have been announced as sponsors for the Ealing Mini Mile. Heathrow Community Fund is part of an independent grant-making charity set up by Heathrow’s owners to support and strengthen local communities close to the airport.
The entry fee for the Ealing Mini Mile is £7.50 per child which includes a medal and a t-shirt for all finishers. There will be prizes for winners of the different age categories and every runner gets their finish time.
Online registration is open now and limited to 400 places, further info can be found at the event website.