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First Ealing Half-Marathon is a sell-out
THE Ealing Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, is a sell-out in its first year.
There will be 4,650 runners on the start line at 9.15am, to tackle the 13.1 mile course.
Organisers have worked hard to create a buzz in the running community and the event has gained momentum in the last few weeks.
Race director Kelvin Walker said: “The response from runners in London and beyond has been fantastic, and we are pleased that everyone has embraced our idea of creating an Olympic legacy in the borough.”
Organisers are calling on Ealing people to support the race by lining the streets, cheering on the runners and creating a great atmosphere, with many cafes and pubs available at ideal vantage points.
The race village will be at Lammas Park and will serve as the start and finish line, making it a good spot to enjoy the excitement.
Food and drink will be available here, including a sampling of South East Asian market food.
A prize giving for the top three male and female runners will take place in the park at 11.30.
Road closures will be in effect as the race travels along Ealing Broadway, Pitshanger and West Ealing before returning through Walpole Park into Lammas Park.
Epilepsy Action is the official charity for the race.