Ealing Half Marathon CIC, organisers of the award-winning Ealing Half Marathon, have announced that the Community Interest Company (CIC) has been shortlisted in the Community Programme of the Year category for the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016.
The submission was carefully selected from an exceptionally high standard of entries featuring a variety of outstanding campaigns, sponsorships, programmes, brands and activations from across 13 different categories.
The Official Shortlist for the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016 can be seen at www.sportindustry.biz/shortlist . The Shortlist is given to the main Judging Panel who will decide the winner of each category announced at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016 on 28th April.
Ealing Half Marathon CIC is up against other high profile community programmes including ParkLives (Coca-Cola GB), Pass on the Memories (Everton in the Community), GoodGym, NatWest U19 Club T20 (ECB) and Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries.
The Ealing Half Marathon already is a multi award-winning race. It was voted the UK’s Best Half Marathon by runners at The Running Awards in 2014 and 2015, and it is a finalist again in 2016. It was also voted the Number One Race for Atmosphere by Runner’s World in 2013 and selected as one of the Top 10 Half Marathons in 2012, also by Runner’s World.
Ealing Half Marathon runners have raised over £850,000 for charity so far.
Kelvin Walker, Director of Ealing Half Marathon CIC and Race Director of the Half Marathon, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016, having earnt a place on the Official Shortlist is a brilliant achievement.
“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.
“In addition to the Ealing Half Marathon we also organise the Osterley Park 10K series, The Mile Series, Beginner Groups, Health Walks, plus children’s clubs & coaching.
“We engage in year round community activities including school presentations promoting physical activities, the set up and coaching of running clubs at schools and for adults, and training Leaders in Running Fitness.”
“We like to think of the Ealing Half Marathon as a real community race with the professional touch, and we are proud that our hard work in the community is being recognised.
“Entries for our 2016 race are open and anyone wishing to run and to support our work in the community should go to the website and sign up as soon as possible.”
The 5th Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 25th September 2016 and is well known for its huge community support and great atmosphere with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad to experience the #EalingFeeling .
The race 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. A total of 8,000 places are available for 2016 and entries cost £36 for affiliated runners and £38 for unaffiliated runners.
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.