If you have made a resolution to get fit this year, then there is no time like the present. The Ealing Half Marathon team is giving away a fantastic prize bundle of goodies for Ealing News Extra readers including a race place and VIP marquee access on the day plus a whole lot more. There is even a 30-minute massage to top it all off.
Ealing Half Marathon consistently picks up awards and has become a terrific community event each September with people coming together to run, volunteer and cheer on family and friends. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, 29 September.
What goodies would you win?
Whether you are an experienced runner or just getting started, this racing bundle of goodies is sure to keep you on track. You could win:
- A race place for you (or a friend if you have 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.
Keep reading to find out how to enter.
Ealing Mini Mile and Family Mini Mile
Before the half marathon on Sunday, September 29, the #EalingFeeling weekend starts with hundreds of little ones Ealing Family and Mini Mile races on the Saturday afternoon.
This hugely popular day of races, sponsored by St Augustine’s Priory School, sold out for all ages up to 11 years old in record time. There were a limited number of places in the 12-16 category still remaining when we published this story.
Up to 1,500 young people aged from six to 16 have snapped up places to take part in the Ealing Mini Mile, which is a great way of encouraging children to get involved in sport. The course covers a one-mile route around Ealing’s Lammas Park and the spectator support is superb, really motivating the young runners as they make their way round and celebrating with them as they cross the finish line.
Race director Sandra Courtney said: “We’re really proud of the Ealing Family and Mini Mile because it’s such a brilliant way to inspire hundreds of young runners to get active and be part of a big weekend of sport in the borough. 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.”
On finishing, all children in the Family and Mini Mile will receive a T-shirt with a design on by a local school pupil; a medal; chip timing; and water. Adults taking part in the Family Mile will receive a medal.
Enter the competition
To have a chance of winning a race place for the Ealing Half Marathon and the pack of goodies (that we explained above), simply answer the following question correctly: At which Ealing park does the Family and Mini Mile take place in?
Email your answer titled as ‘EHM competition’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm on Wednesday, 1 May 2019. Please check the terms and conditions below.
Otherwise, here is how to enter the race – or volunteer
If you want to guarantee your place in this year’s Ealing Half Marathon, entries are being accepted now.
You do not have to be a runner to be involved in this great event, because 700+ volunteers are needed for the #EalingFeeling weekend. They each take home a unique medal as a thank you and get a free place in the 2020 race. Sign up to volunteer here.
If you are not quite ready to sign up for a half marathon, but want to get fitter, visit the Get Moving section of this website for some inspiration and details of some of the local support available.
Competition terms and conditions
The winner will be chosen at random from amongst the correct entries 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 could be published on this site and they may be asked to take part in a future story for Ealing News Extra (and/or Around Ealing magazine).