ORGANISERS of the award-winning Ealing Half Marathon say public entries for this year’s event on Sunday, September 24, have now closed.

Anyone still wishing to take part can now only do so by taking up one of the official charity places this week and signing up before 11:59am on Monday, September 18.

The charity window is a chance for runners of all abilities to experience the famous #EalingFeeling and support lead charities Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK.

These two charities were chosen by popular request and will have a large presence on race day, cheering on their runners in full force and providing support every step of the way.

The Ealing Half has always been an important platform for charity fund-raising. Over the last five years, it has helped runners raise more than £1m for various charities.

The Ealing Half won the silver award in the Best Half Marathon category (≥ 5,000) at The 2017 Running Awards, and was voted the UK’s best half marathon at the same ceremony in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Anyone who signs up to run the 2017 Ealing Half Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK can set up a fundraising page quickly and easily on JustGiving, the race’s official online fund-raising partner.

The single-lap course covers a route through Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park.

Get a charity place with Alzheimer’s Society at Registration costs £10 with a minimum fund-raising target of £200.

Get a charity place with Cancer Research UK at Charity places are free with a pledge to raise a minimum of £350 through sponsorship.

Go to for further race info. You can also like the Facebook page and follow @EalingHalf #EalingFeeling on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.