Votes from afar and we’re in a book!!

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The Ealing Mini Mile is now OPEN!

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The eagerly anticipated news many have been waiting for is finally here…..our hugely popular and sell out event, the Ealing Mini Mile, is now open for sales.

ealing_mini_mile2017This popular event sold our in just six days last year so be quick to grab your child a place.

Due to the massive increase in demand for this event we have also moved it to Saturday 23rd September which will allow us to host many more children, giving them the opportunity to run the last mile of the course and cross the finish line just like the grownups will be doing on the Sunday.

For full details and how to register head over to our  Ealing Mini Mile page now.

 

Ealing Half Marathon pacer and marshal releases book about running with cancer

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While for most people running is a way to keep fit and healthy, for Ealing resident Jenny Baker it has become her saviour. A pacer and a marshal for Ealing Half Marathon, Jenny received the devastating news that she had breast cancer just after she turned 50 years old and was at the peak of running fitness.


Rather than let the disease get the better of her, Jenny’s instinct was just to keep running, and in doing so she found a secret weapon to come to terms with the diagnosis and build resilience against all that lay ahead.
Read about Jenny Baker’s journey here.

 

We are recruiting!

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Enter the Ealing Half Marathon 2017

Looking for a new exciting role in 2017? Do you have a keen interest in sport and the well-being of others? Like a challenge and want to be part of an award winning organisation?  Then read on, this could be for you….

Ealing Half Marathon CIC is an established not-for-profit Community Interest Company and we are expanding our small, efficient team. We are looking for someone to help run, grow and deliver our events to the existing award winning high specification.

If you are interested in learning more about this role check out our vacancy and you could be the next member of the amazing #EalingFeeling team!

Ealing Half Marathon Event Intern.

PLEASE NO AGENCIES. 

Ealing Half Marathon CIC is an equal opportunities employer.

An easy way to give this Christmas

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RUN AND HELP THE HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS.

Sign up in December to Ealing Half Marathon 2017 and not only do you get the early bird price but we’ll also donate 10% of all race entrant fees to the Winter Night Shelter who provide essential services for those in need.

Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter provide emergency dormitory style accommodation for up to 14 guests from those who are sleeping on the streets, are at immediate risk of rough sleeping locally and the ‘hidden homeless’. The shelters are open not just over Christmas but all during the winter months (from late November to the end of March).

On each night of the week, whilst the shelter is open, a different church opens its doors to our guests, providing a hot meal, somewhere to sleep, breakfast and above all else, companionship and friendship. On average, guests stay with us for about 4 weeks before moving on – hopefully to more permanent housing.

In 2014-15, Ealing had 287 people recorded sleeping on the streets (a 31% increase over the previous year), according to the GLA official “CHAIN” reports, and many more in precarious accommodation on friends’ floors, night buses, etc. ECWNS stands in the gap by providing for the most basic and essential needs for homeless people – sleep and food. A person who has been made homeless faces enormous risks as a rough sleeper including substance abuse, poor physical and mental health, and acts of criminality. ECWNS seeks to minimise these risks by creating a safe space for homeless people to find temporary respite while helping them to secure more permanent accommodation. Providing temporary respite ‘buys’ some more time before guests become further entrenched in homelessness and are adversely, and sometimes irreversibly, affected by the risks presented by homelessness. Each guest is offered 28 days in the shelter, during which time ECWNS works with partner agencies (St. Mungo’s Broadway, Ealing Soup Kitchen and Acton Homeless Concern) and local housing services to look for a way to move on.

Why wait? Sign up now to help those in need, make your run count even more by helping give back this Christmas: www.ealinghalfmarathon.com

Ways to save:
Free place – Volunteer and get a free place at the following year event
Discount place – goes to all out finishers for the following year event
Early Bird – Sign up before 31st December to get the price freeze. Plus we donate 10% to Winter Night Shelter
Tier 2 – 1st January to 30th April
Tier 3 – 1st May to 31st July 2017 (closing date)

#‎help #‎community #‎homeless #‎ealingfeeling #‎ealinghalf #‎christmas

It’s a sign!!

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The first of our banners are going up. Do you want to be part of the exciting build up to West London’s biggest road race and help spread the #EalingFeeling?

If you have a space to put up a banner on a prominent road (doesn’t need to be in Ealing) let us know at info@ealinghalfmarathon.com and we’ll arrange getting one to you.

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Ealing Half Marathon CIC Wins Triple Gold at The Running Awards 2016

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The Ealing Half Marathon has been voted ‘Best Half Marathon’ for the third year running at The 2016 Running Awards in association with JustGiving. The West London race was awarded gold after receiving the most votes by runners at the only independent awards ceremony which celebrates the best of running and its culture.

Race Director Kelvin Walker and Race Co-ordinator Sandra Courtney were at the prestigious awards ceremony at indigo at The O2 in London on Friday 22nd April. They were presented with their trophy by BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell in front of a room of A-list names within the running and sports industry.

Kelvin Walker commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to win the Best Half Marathon category for the third year running. When our name was called out I felt very emotional and incredibly proud of our community and supporters who have helped us to get here. As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, the Ealing Half Marathon funds a variety of projects and activities within the local community, and our triple gold is a great tribute to all the hard work and commitment that has gone into making this possible. We would like to thank all those who voted and of course our many volunteers and dedicated committee”.

Sandra Courtney added: “It is beyond our dreams to win gold for the third year running! We never would have thought it possible when we set up the race five years ago, but it just goes to show what you can achieve with determination, fantastic community support and a positive vision. The race is getting bigger and better and we hope that more people will come to experience the #EalingFeeling.

“There are still places available for the Ealing Half Marathon in September and we are looking forward to filling the streets for the UK’s best half marathon!”

The Ealing Half Marathon starts and finishes in Lammas Park and features a 13.1 mile route on closed roads around the leafy streets and parks of the West London Borough.

The race has raised over £850,000 since its inauguration in 2012, and is looking forward to welcoming 8,000 runners of all abilities to its fifth anniversary race on Sunday 25th September 2016. It is well known for its huge support and great atmosphere, with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad to experience the #EalingFeeling.

Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent are the Official Charity Partners for the Ealing Half Marathon 2016.

Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further race details and to sign up now, 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.