Ealing half marathon to run again

by Marco Cillario Fri 20 May 2016, 10:11 am

The Ealing Half Marathon will return to the borough on 25 September 2016 for the fifth year.

Voted the UK’s best half marathon in 2014 and 2015, the race is organised by a not-for-profit community interest company and aims to raise money for community projects.

More than £850,000 were raised in the previous four years, and the company is hoping to reach £1 million this year. Charities including Alzheimer's Society, Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer will benefit from this year’s surplus. Participants will choose the charity they wish to support.

The race is the only fully road-closed half marathon in west London. It is 13.3-miles long and will start and finish in Lammas Park, with participants running through Ealing Golf Course to the north, then across west Ealing to St Mary’s Church by the River Brent, before heading back to the park. A separate one-mile route around Lammas Park, called Ealing Mini Mile, will be open to children aged between six and 16.

Almost 7,000 runners took part in last year’s marathon, along with around 30,000 spectators. Christopher Cheruiyot won in 65 minutes 40 seconds, with Teresiah Omosa the fastest woman in 76:31.

People wishing to participate in Ealing Half Marathon 2016 can register here.

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