Event Preview: 2018 Ealing Half Marathon

Ealing Half Marathon 2017

The award-winning Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 30th September 2018, and runners from over 30 different countries are getting set to race through the leafy streets of West London and soak up the famous #EalingFeeling.

The popular autumn event has once again sold out and charity places are also now closed. Lining up at the start in just over a week will be elite runners, a large contingent of club runners from the local area and plenty of runners raising money for the two headline charities, Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK.

British long-distance runner and two-time Olympian Mara Yamauchi will be among the 5,500 runners setting off from Lammas Park on the day.

Ealing Half MarathonThe race will be started at 9am by endurance runner Susie Chan and Lisa Emerson, a Friend of Ealing Half Marathon who is a huge supporter of the race and will be running her 7th Ealing Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile course will take in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens, and some 30,000 spectators are expected to provide support along the route. Ealing Half Marathon is well known for its incredible community support and friendly atmosphere and this seventh edition promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The Ealing Mini Mile sponsored by St Augustine’s Priory takes place the day before the half marathon race, on Saturday 29th September. A total of 1,700 young runners will be taking on the Ealing Mini Mile (ages 6-16) and the exciting new Family Mile (ages 5 and under), kicking off race weekend in style and giving families the chance to enjoy this big community event together.

Race weekend key timings:

Saturday 29th September

12:00               Family Mini Mile ages 5 and under
13:00               Ealing Mini Mile ages 6-7
13:40               Ealing Mini Mile age 8
14:20               Ealing Mini Mile age 9
15:00               Ealing Mini Mile ages 10-11
15:40               Ealing Mini Mile ages 12-16

Sunday 30th September

07:00               Race Village including baggage marquees open
08:30               Group warm up, provided by Bodyline Fitness
08:45               Runners enter start funnel according to expected finish time
09:00               Ealing Half Marathon race start
10:05               First finishers
11:30               Prize presentation ceremony
12:00               Last finishers
13:30               Race Village closes

The full race guide can be downloaded here.

Ealing Half Marathon starts and finishes at Lammas Park, where the race and charity village is located.

A generous selection of prizes are on offer for runners in a number of categories, including the usual age categories plus Ealing residents and fancy dress prizes.

Road closures will come into effect before the start of the race, but the race village in Lammas Park is very well served by public transport. Full details about road closures and bus diversions can be found on the race website at www.ealinghalfmarathon.com/resident-information.

The route map can be downloaded at www.ealinghalfmarathon.com/route. There are plenty of excellent vantage points for spectators, including the following locations that runners pass by twice: Uxbridge Road, Pitshanger Lane, Drayton Bridge Road and Cuckoo Avenue.

Once again Xempo race pacers will be helping runners to achieve their target times on race day. The pace makers will be clearly identifiable and covering the following times: 1h30, 1h40, 1h50, 2h00, 2h10, 2h20 and 2h30.

Sponsors of the 2018 Ealing Half Marathon include St Augustine’s Priory, Bodyline Fitness, Move Clinics, Portdevon Holdings, As You Like It Building Services, JogPost, The New Inn, Fuller’s and Up & Running.

The 2018 Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 30th September. Public sales and charity places are now closed.

Ealing Half Marathon 2018Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further race info. You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ealinghalf and follow @EalingHalf #EalingFeeling on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.

Ealing Half Marathon 2018 Route Map

Ealing Half Marathon 2018 route map