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.