If you have made a resolution to get fit this year, then make sure you take part in our exclusive competition to win a race place for this year’s Ealing Half Marathon, plus an amazing prize bundle of goodies,
If the furthest you have ever run is for is the bus, entering a half marathon might sound a little daunting, but that is exactly what parents, teachers and governors from 10 Ealing schools did last year.
With help and support from the organisers of Ealing Half Marathon the schools put together teams of runners, many of whom had never previously run, and helped them take part in the race.
As well as getting fit the teams raised thousands of pounds for their children’s schools, with the team from Mount Carmel raising an astonishing £9,000. In total schools in the borough have had a windfall of more than £30,000 thanks to the Ealing Half Marathon schools’ challenge.
Ealing Mini Mile and Family Mile
Up to 1,500 young people aged from 6 to 16 can also take part in the Ealing Mini Mile, which is a great way of encouraging children to get involved in sport. The race is officially timed, but it is suitable for all abilities and all children receive a medal and T-shirt to commemorate their achievement.
This year for the first time, organisers will also be holding a Family Mile which will give children aged five and under the chance to take part in their own separate race with an accompanying adult. And, yes, adults get a medal too.
Race director Sandra Courtney said: “We’re really proud of the Ealing Mini Mile because it’s such a brilliant way to encourage children to give running a try at a young age. It gives them a goal to work towards, the chance to take part in a big sporting event, be cheered on by crowds and experience the sensation of crossing a real finish line. I’m delighted that this year for the first time we’ll also be holding a Family Mile, giving even younger children the chance to take part.”
Enter the race
If you want to guarantee your place in this year’s Ealing Half Marathon, early bird entries are being accepted now, with prices frozen until 31 January (2018). Entries are also being taken for the Ealing Mini Mile and Family Mile .
Exclusive competition – win a race place
If you are feeling lucky, then enter our exclusive competition. The Ealing Half Marathon team is giving away a fantastic prize bundle for Ealing News Extra readers.
You could win:
- A race place for you (or a friend if you’ve already entered)
- An Ealing Half Marathon hoodie
- An Ealing Half Marathon T-shirt
- VIP marquee access on race day for one person
- A pace pocket – to help you run at the right speed
- An Ealing Eagles membership for one year
- A 30-minute massage from Move Clinics.
To enter, simply answer the following question: How many children can enter the Ealing Mini Mile?
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm on Sunday, 21 January 2018. Please check the terms and conditions below.
If you are not quite ready to sign up for a half marathon, but want to get fitter, visit our Get Moving campaign section for some inspiration and details of some of the free support available locally.
Competition terms and conditions
The winner will be chosen at random and only the winner will be notified. They will be contacted by Ealing Half Marathon to arrange collection of the prizes. No cash alternative is available. The name of the competition winner will be published on this site and may be asked to take part in a future Ealing News Extra story.