The 4th Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 27th September 2015 and is well known for its huge community support and great atmosphere with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad to experience the #EalingFeeling .
Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Limited (DWUK) will provide 35,000 bottles of Volvic® to keep runners hydrated around the 13.1 mile course and at the finish line. The Ealing-based company has been supporting the Ealing Half Marathon since the inaugural race took place in 2012. The company is also supplying volunteers at the event, and 20 members of staff will be taking part.
As in previous years, the Anglican churches alongside the running route will be manning the water stations with their congregations handing out the water bottles to the runners, actively showing their support for the event.
Water stations will be set up at St Peter’s, at the two-mile point; St Barnabas at four miles; St Stephen’s, at six miles; St Mary’s, Hanwell, at mile nine; and St John’s, Mattock Lane, when runners have a mile to go. The final station will be supported by volunteers from Danone Waters UK & Ireland Ltd. There will also be a fuel station for runners at St Christopher’s on Bordars Road, just after mile seven.
Charlotte Broos, Danone Corporate Social Responsibility Manager said: “It is an honour for us to once again have the chance to support this fantastic community event. Health is incredibly important to us as a business and we are delighted to be helping the runners stay hydrated once again. We hope that the plentiful supplies of Volvic will help every runner ‘unleash their unstoppable’!”
Event Co-Ordinator Sandra Courtney said: “We are pleased to welcome Volvic on board as a sponsor of the Ealing Half Marathon and we are very grateful for the support received from Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) since 2012. The runners will be provided with water at six water stations, ensuring they keep hydrated and motivated. I would also like to express a big thank you to the Anglican churches who have got fully behind the event again.”
“The final places for the 2015 race are being snapped up quickly and anyone wishing to be on the start line should go to the website and sign up as soon as possible.”
A total of 7,000 race places were available for 2015, with more than two thirds now gone. Entry costs are £34 for affiliated and £36 for unaffiliated runners which includes a medal and online e-goody bag for all finishers, plus entry into a draw to win a Mercedes bike. Runners can also sign up to run and raise money for the headline charity Alzheimer’s Society.
The Ealing Half Marathon is a firm fixture in the autumn running calendar and is a double gold winner after being voted “Best Half Marathon” at The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero for the 2nd year in a row.
Official race partners include ASICS, Volvic®, Up & Running, Move Clinics, Mercedes-Benz Brentford, Xempo, 1E, Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, Ealing Eagles and Ealing Council.
Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further race details and to sign up, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ealinghalf and follow @EalingHalf on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.