The newest and easiest way to show your support.
You don’t have to be a runner to be involved with Ealing Half Marathon. Ealing Half Marathon has announced that there is a limited number of places available in their 100Club where local businesses or supporters can get a spot on their ‘Thank You’ page with a hyperlink of your choice for a £100 donation.
Race Director Sandra Courtney said: “With our 12-week training plans about to start on July 9th, we are excited to be launching our #100Club. We are looking for local businesses, supporters and philanthropists to get involved with one of West London’s biggest and best events.”
Now in its seventh year, Ealing Half Marathon has won Gold as the UK’s Best Half Marathon three years in a row and Silver twice at The Running Awards. It brings in a wealth of visitors and has a huge positive economic impact of over an estimated £3 million to businesses in West London since it started in 2012.
Last year thousands of runners and spectators took to the streets of West London. The closed road route went around the West London borough, taking in Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park, and enjoying superb support from spectators, residents and local businesses all along the course.
Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK are the Lead Charities for the 2018 Ealing Half Marathon yet again and support for these two worthy causes is terrific. The Ealing Half Marathon has always been a brilliant platform for charity fundraising and it is hoped that the 2018 event will top previous fundraising figures.
The event, which contributes financially to EHM Legacy CIC which funds community projects, brings over 40,000+ people out on to the 13.1 mile route to cheer, spectate and run resulting in it winning ‘Best Atmosphere Award’ from Runners World.
Sandra commented: “We are extremely grateful for the longstanding support we have had from The New Inn on St Mary’s Road, Move Clinics, Bodyline Fitness, 1E and St Augustine’s Priory for their involvement and helping us to create this community event over the years. They share our values and have helped us to grow our community work. The local support makes a huge difference and is mutually beneficial.
“By creating the #100Club we hope to give those who want to be involved an opportunity to help support us. It’s challenging for most businesses these days, but we want to help others grow as much as we want our race to be the best so hopefully the #100Club will mean we can mutually support each other. There is so much we can offer those who want to be part of a large-scale fun and vibrant London event.”
Hotels, bars, restaurants and shops in the area are full on race weekend but there is surprisingly low support from those who gain from the event footfall. Sandra continued: “Our strapline and trademarked Ealing Feeling is constantly used by others to promote their own business, we’ve even had our trademarked logo being used without permission. Ealing Half Marathon aims to inspire and develop communities to regularly run and/or volunteer as part of their everyday lives and want to offer an affordable opportunity for those who want to help the event and the people we try to reach.”
There are many simple ways to help grow the #EalingFeeling. Put a poster up in a window or in the office, tell people at work it’s happening, encourage volunteering amongst your friends and work colleagues – all of this will help keep the #EalingFeeling going and ensure Ealing has a show case event year after year.
There are a few sponsorship packages remaining for 2018 plus our new #100Club for £100.00. If anyone is interested in helping support the event or would just like a poster to display, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 30th September and registration is open now.
Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further race info. You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ealinghalf and follow @EalingHalf #EalingFeeling on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.