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.

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

The event was orginally set up under a limited company made up of locals who had a passion for bringing something special to West London. As the race evolved thoughts quickly turned to using the event to benefit the community. The event was not about being a commercial entity, but about the people and the benefits it can bring, we wanted to be something different in the world of running. Giving runners a chance to choose a non commercial race yet secure in the knowledge it has all the feel of a large scale, professional event you would expect in a big city but never losing it’s personal touch.

So Ealing Half Marathon Legacy CIC (Community Interest Company) a not-for-profit organisation was founded with the goal of organising and managing a fully road closed mass participation race to raise a surplus which is ploughed back into community projects.

EHM Legacy CIC is now best known for creating the UK’s Number One award winning, Ealing Half Marathon. West London’s only fully road closed half marathon for up to 7,000 runners.

Now in it’s 9th year, the rest as they say is history.

We hope you can join us on Sunday 27th September 2020 and get to see where the #EalingFeeling first started.


  • 2019 Shortlisted for Best UK Half Marathon of the Year
  • 2018 Silver in Best UK Half Marathon of the Year
  • 2017 Mayor of London Team London Volunteers Awards
  • 2017 Silver in Best UK Half Marathon of the Year
  • 2016 Gold Best UK Half Marathon of the Year
  • 2016 Shortlisted BT Sport Industry Awards
  • 2015 Gold Best UK Half Marathon of the Year
  • 2014 Gold Best UK Half Marathon of the Year
  • 2013 Number 1 for Atmosphere
  • 2012 Top 10 Half Marathons

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.