Organisers of the Ealing Half Marathon have issued a Q&A on everything you need to know about running or watching this year’s Ealing Half Marathon 2023.
When is the Ealing Half Marathon 2023?
The Ealing Half Marathon is due to take place on Sunday 24th September 2023.
What time does the race start?
The race officially gets underway at 9am. Runners are encouraged to arrive an hour before the race is set to start and an hour and a half if they need to collect a race bib.
Where is the Ealing Half Marathon start line?
The race starts on Culmington Road and finishes in Walpole Park, Ealing in the heart of the race village. The address to head to for the Race Village is Walpole Park, Mattock Ln, London W5 5EQ.
Will there be a bag drop and changing facilities at the event?
The bag drop will be in the middle of Walpole Park race village. When runners receive their race number, they will also find a bag label. They’ll need to attach the label to the bag they want stored during the run.
There won’t be any changing facilities onsite so people will need to come changed and ready to go.
What is the Ealing Half Marathon route?
The route takes in all the sights and sounds of Ealing. Starting and ending in Walpole Park, the run includes routes through Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, Hanwell and back to Walpole Park in Ealing.
Where can I find information for local residents?
Click here to find out.
Is there a Race Guide?
You can download the Ealing Half Marathon 2023 Race Guide here.
How do I get my race number?
There are two ways to get your race pack if you are taking part. If you registered for the event before the 9 September 2023 you will receive it in the post before the big day. If you registered after this date, you can collect it from the Race Registration/Info Marquee on 23 September 2023 between 10:30am and 3:00pm (Saturday recommended) or 24 September 2023 between 7:15am and 8:45am.
What if it hasn’t arrived?
If you haven’t received your race number by 18 September 2023 and you signed up on or before September 9th September, please email email@example.com with the postal address you registered with.
International address and late registration race pack collection – All runners who have registered late or with an International address will need to collect your race pack on race weekend. You can collect your pack from the Race Village Information marquee which is located in Walpole Park, Ealing, W5 5EQ at the times stated above.
Are there toilets on the route?
Yes. Toilets can be found at the following locations:
In Walpole Park Race Village
At St Peters Church near mile 2
At St Christopher’s Church, Borders Road between mile 7 & 8
How do I get to the start line?
Tube: South Ealing Station on the Piccadilly Line (Heathrow Branch) is within a 10 minute walk of the Start/Finish area. Ealing Broadway Station on the Elizabeth, Central and District Lines, is a 15 minute walk from the Start/Finish area. Please go to the TfL Journey Planner www.journeyplanner. tfl.gov.uk for more details.
Rail: Elizabeth Line and Mainline from London to Ealing Broadway Station (just one stop, 10 minutes) which is a 15 minute walk from the Start/Finish area. From the West, Ealing Broadway is served by trains from Slough, Maidenhead, Reading and beyond. Please note that West Ealing & Hanwell stations may not be operational on Sundays.
Car: If you are driving to the event, please try to car-share with other participants to minimise the environmental impact and disruption to local residents.
Please leave enough time to park and walk to the Race Village. Road closures will come into effect before the start of the event and there will be no parking on the roads surrounding the Race Village. Please not that there is no dedicated car park for the Ealing Half Marathon. There are, however, 2 car parks operated by Ealing Council within walking distance of the Race Village. Full details on local carparks can be found on the Council website.
These car parks require payment even on Sundays so please ensure you have some coins handy.
Bus: Route 65 (Richmond-Ealing) – alight at Bond Street, which is a 5 minute walk from the Start/Finish area.Route 207/483 (Hayes-White City and Windmill Lane – Harrow) – alight at Ealing Police Station which is a 7 minute walk from the Start/Finish area.Route E2 (Greenford-Brentford) – alight on the Uxbridge Road which is adjacent to the Start/Finish area.
Please note that diversions are in operation on the E2/207/483/E1 and E11 routes on the morning of the race. Full details are available here.
Can I wear headphones?
Yes you can, but organisers suggest running without them so participants can listen out for any instructions from the route marshals and not miss out on the atmosphere created by locals and supporters throughout the 13.1miles.
Will there be on-course entertainment?
The local residents really bring the borough alive! There will be bands, DJs, and performers positioned throughout the course, ready to encourage runners and create an unrivalled atmosphere in the way only Ealing can.
Where will the aid stations be on the course?
There will be several first aid stations on the course: near miles 6, mid-way between miles 9 and 10, with several cycle medics and solo spots across the course and also at the finish.
The first water stop will be after around mile 4, then 5.5 miles, mid-way near mile 9, and the finish line.
Oranges will be provided at St Christopher’s Church near mile 7.5.
Is there a race cut-off time?
Yes, but don’t worry if you don’t think you’ll make it. The cut-off time is three hours for each runner. After that runners won’t be stopped – organisers will just ask them to move to the pavements so roads can reopen. Your medal will still be waiting for you at the finish line.
Where are the best places to spectate?
Your family, friends and colleagues are welcome to come along and support you on the day. The Race Village in Walpole Park will be very busy at the
start and finish, but there are plenty of great vantage points nearby. We suggest the following areas, some of which benefit from being passed twice by runners:
• Uxbridge Road• Pitshanger Lane• Drayton Bridge Road• Cuckoo Avenue
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