Would you like the chance to put yourself in the picture to win a coveted race place at Ealing Half Marathon, one of the best half marathons in the UK? Take part in our competition and you could do just that, and get some official clothing too.
People are racing to sign-up to take part in the sixth annual event, which will take place on Sunday, 24 September; and race entries are still being accepted until the end of July. It costs £40 for affiliated runners and £42 for unaffiliated runners. But you could be in with a chance of winning a race place for free, along with an official ‘hoodie’ top and T-shirt, by entering our competition (see below).
The race starts and finishes in Lammas Park and features a 13.1-mile route on closed roads through the leafy streets and parks of central Ealing and the surrounding areas.
Ealing Half Marathon was started in 2012 to build on the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, with the endorsement of local organisations including Ealing Eagles running club and Ealing Council.
It proved a big success and has grown year-on-year. So much so, that the not-for-profit Ealing Half Marathon CIC (community interest company) was set up to organise and manage it.
Such is its success, and its growing reputation as a top event, that Ealing won gold in ‘Best Half Marathon in the UK’ at the Running Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and came second to win ‘silver’ in 2017.
“We want people of all abilities to run,” said Kelvin Walker, the race director. “Probably half the field will be
completing a half marathon for the first time. We do, however, also get people from all over the country and abroad.”
To be in with a chance of winning the free race place for the 2017 Ealing Half Marathon, the official hoodie and the T-shirt, answer the following question correctly: How many awards has Ealing Half Marathon won at the national Running Awards over the last four years?
Send your answers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on 28 June (2017), titling your message ‘EHM competition’. The winner will be selected at random from among the correct entries. Only the winner will be contacted. (If the winner does not respond, a replacement will be randomly drawn from the remaining correct entries). The name of the winning person may be published on Ealing News Extra.