The award-winning Ealing Half Marathon is one of Breathe Unity’s longest standing and most successful clients.
We have seen the race develop as a legacy to the 2012 London Olympic Games and go on to win the title of the UK’s Best Half Marathon at The Running Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016, taking home Silver in the same category in 2017 and 2018. The race is a firm favourite in the running community, each year selling out to 7,000 athletes of all abilities and nationalities wanting to experience the famous #EalingFeeling. With many runners returning year after year, credit must go to the race which is only in its eighth year and already enjoying extraordinary levels of success.
The Ealing Mini Mile has also expanded to welcome hundreds of young runners to Lammas Park the day before the half marathon event. With a Family Mini Mile for children aged 5 and under, and a number of Mini Mile races for ages 6-16, it is a fantastic start to race weekend and a great way to get families active and involved.
In helping Ealing Half Marathon to get where it is today, here at Breathe Unity we have worked hard to establish strong partnerships for the race with well-respected charities and brands. Our close ties with Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK have seen these two much-loved charities stand as Headline Charity Partners for Ealing Half Marathon over the past years. With both charities holding a special place in the hearts of many, they have been excellent top tier charities for those wishing to run Ealing Half Marathon and make a difference to others. The race has become an important platform for charity fundraising, helping runners raise over £1.5 million to date.
Breathe Unity has also been responsible for connecting Ealing Half Marathon with key sponsors such as ASICS, Official Sports Brand and Training Partner, and Up & Running, Official Sports Retailer. Together, the two high-profile brands have ensured that runners have access to the very best training, performance and product advice, both on race day and in the run-up to the event.
Specialist running retailer Up & Running is committed to supporting runners throughout their training and all the way to the finish line with its superb range of running kit, accessories and nutrition. Expert advice from a friendly team of staff makes the retailer a great resource for runners wanting to reach their goals and we are proud to be supporting their presence at Ealing and beyond.
Breathe Unity is honoured to have played an integral role in the development of the Ealing Half Marathon through full PR services and support, charity partnership development, sponsorship creation, social engagement, race day support and more, and we look forward to continued success in years to come.
Date: Sunday 29th September 2019
2019 Headline Charities
Alzheimer’s Society (Platinum Headline Charity)
Cancer Research UK (Platinum Headline Charity)
Macmillan Cancer Support (Gold Charity)
Meadow House Hospice (Gold Charity)
St Augustine’s Priory
The New Inn Ealing
Church Water Stations