Ealing Half Marathon’s position as one of the best half marathons in the UK has been confirmed for the fifth year running after it picked up yet another national award.
Last night (Thursday) it was awarded silver at the national Running Awards in the ‘best half marathon 5,000 or more participants’ category.
It won gold in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and was then runner-up in 2017. It means it has been shortlisted in the top 12 races in the country for five years in a row now, and then voted for by the public in droves.
The Ealing Half team also organises the Osterley Park 10k race, which was also shortlisted at the same awards.
Sandra Courtney, director of Ealing Half Marathon, said: “We are absolutely delighted and would like to thank everyone who voted for us.
“We are looking forward to bringing Ealing the biggest and best event yet in September this year.”
Ealing Half Marathon was started in 2012 to build on the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, with the endorsement of local organisations including Ealing Eagles running club and Ealing Council, and it is now a firm fixture in the autumn running calendar. It has become well known for its huge community support and atmosphere, with runners travelling from all over the country, and abroad, to experience it.
The event is held for the benefit of not-for-profit EHM Legacy CIC (community interest company). It has continued to grow every year – and it has helped raise more than £1million for charity; as well as doing presentations to school pupils to talk about the benefits of running; and has helped set up running clubs.
More information on Ealing Half
- Visit the Ealing Half Marathon website
- Visit and like the Facebook page
- Follow @EalingHalf on Twitter or ealinghalfmarathon on Instagram