About Ealing Half Marathon

The idea of bringing a half marathon to the London Borough of Ealing was first discussed in 2011 by a group of friends and runners training with Ealing Eagles Running Club.  The hope was that the event would inspire people in the borough and beyond to take up running as well as inviting runners and their supporters to Ealing for the weekend.

As an official not-for-profit Community Interest Company, our aim is simple, to organise and manage a fully road closed mass participation race to raise a surplus which is ploughed back into community projects.

After months of hard work in planning the event and securing a suitable route, the first event took place on Sunday 30th September 2012.

In just three years we are delighted to have achieved the following awards:

Number One Half Marathon in the UK – The Running Awards 2016
Number One Half Marathon in the UK –
The Running Awards 2015
Number One Half Marathon in the UK – The Running Awards 2014
Number One for Atmosphere 2013 – Runner’s World
In the top 10 Half Marathon’s 2012 – Runner’s World

Participants of the Ealing Half marathon benefit from:

  • Chip timing
  • Bottled water
  • West London’s only traffic free half marathon course
  • A UKA measured course
  • Quality medals
  • And great local support & 700 volunteers to get you round on the day

Some of the fantastic feedback…

This was my 2nd year of running, and in fact the 2nd year it has been on, for the fantastically organised and very enjoyable Half marathon…. Recommend for beginners and non-beginners alike

From entry, to receiving my number, to dropping off my bag, everything worked like clockwork… the crowd support is amazing.

The breadth of the runners, from world class elites to first timers like me, we had the chance of seeing the elites running as we passed each other, it gave a sense of a whole race and not just the part I was in.

I ran the whole thing with a big silly grin on my face, decimated my PB, and will definitely be back for more next year.

Planning a half marathon in a busy London Borough is not an easy task and the organisers would like to thank Ealing Council and TfL for their help and assistance in this.

While the event is sure to benefit the local community, there will of course be some local disruption each year and the organisers would like to thank those affected for their patience and understanding.