Runners and residents across Ealing are getting excited for the 10th anniversary of the Ealing Half Marathon taking place on Sunday (25 September 2022) where thousands of runners from over 15 nations are taking part.
The 13.1-mile course starts at Lammas Park at 9am and runners will be covering streets and parks of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens, before returning to Lammas Park. The first finishers are expected to be back around 10.05am.
Co-founder of the Ealing Half Marathon and local resident, Kelvin Walker, will be the official race starter.
Over the past nine years, £3m for charity has been raised and this year official race charities Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Meadow House Hospice are set to benefit from runners raising money for the good causes.
At the starting line-up, elite runner Jonathan Poole, winner of the race for the last four years will be there being joined by fellow elite Andy McCaskill (2nd placed male in 2021) and Sharan Basrai (third place female 2021).
As well as the the main event on 25 September 2022, a Ealing Mini Mile on 24 September 2022 is taking place also at Lammas Park and proceedings start from noon. The Mini Mile aims to give young runners and their families the chance to get involved in this big weekend of sport. Ealing Mini Mile consists of eight separate races over the course of the afternoon for the different age categories: 6 -16 years. There is also a Family Mini Mile race for young runners aged 5 and under, starting at midday.
Sandra Courtney, race director, said: “We are so excited to welcome all our runners to the of Ealing Half Marathon 2022. This is the tenth anniversary of the race and we are immensely proud to see it get bigger and better each year. We have a fantastic team of 700 volunteers all ready to make the day run smoothly and we can’t wait to cheer on every single runner, from running club members to our amazing charity runners and everyone else from near and far taking on the race for reasons of their own. Good luck to everyone, and we’ll see you on the day!”
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