Following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Ealing Half Marathon is awaited with anticipation with runners, volunteers and residents alike looking forward to the return of the famous #EalingFeeling .
Ealing Half Marathon 2021 will start at 9am on Sunday 26th September whilst the sold out Ealing Mini Mile will take place from 12 noon on Saturday 25th September. Ealing Half Marathon was set up as a legacy to London’s Olympic Games and is a much loved award-winning event that brings runners and the community together.
Public entries close this Wednesday 15th September at 23:45, and anyone wishing to secure a public place should enter now.
From Thursday 16th September until 23:45 on Wednesday 22nd September runners will still be able to register for a charity place. Charity places are available with Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Meadow House Hospice.
The 13.1 mile course starts in Lammas Park and will be run in a single lap, taking in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park via Uxbridge Road.
The organisers are encouraging residents to familiarise themselves with the information published in the Around Ealing magazine which contains all the details about the route, road closures and bus diversions. Around Ealing is delivered to every home address and many businesses in the borough including Ealing, Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall, with copies also available in all libraries, leisure centres, town halls and other public places.
Additionally an interactive version of the Around Ealing magazine (Autumn issue) is available online at www.aroundealing.com/around-ealing/around-ealing-magazine-autumn-2021 (see page 36-37), and all the resident information can be found on the race website at www.ealinghalfmarathon.com/resident-information/ where the route map as well as the estimated road closure and opening times can be downloaded in both alphabetical order and in race order.
The roads which the event will pass through will be closed to traffic, and there will be a rolling road closure in operation. The organisers have said that where possible the road will be re-opened 30 minutes after the last runner has passed by, and they would like to thank residents for their understanding.
With the resident information being published in Around Ealing rather than posted by the race, 60,000 pieces of paper and 30,000 envelopes will be saved, alongside carbon emissions connected to the delivery of these which supports the event’s sustainability drive. Furthermore the race will be providing Avant water in 100% recycled and fully recyclable bottles at two water stations on course whilst encouraging runners to bring their own water, and there won’t be any plastic goody bags at the finish.
Sandra Courtney, Race Director, commented, “Ealing Half Marathon 2021 is approaching fast, and we are looking forward to race weekend and to bringing the community together again. We would like to encourage all residents and businesses to read the information on our website or in Around Ealing that concerns road closures and bus diversions on race day, and we thank everyone for their understanding and their continued support of the event.
“We would also like to remind everyone to be considerate of others when in close proximity, to consider watching the race and cheering on runners in less busy areas, and to listen to any official announcements or advice given by the race marshals.
“Public entries are open until Wednesday 15th September, and then you will be able to sign up for a charity place still until Wednesday 22nd September. If you or someone you know wants to be on the start line at Lammas Park on 26thSeptember then don’t delay signing up.”
Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com to register and 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.