THE London 2012 legacy is at risk from COVID-19, according to Ealing Half Marathon’s founder, Kelvin Walker.

“Our event is one of the largest legacy events and we’re at risk from the impacts of COVID unless more entries are received very soon,” he said.

“We are asking for help to keep [it] running. Enter today, encourage a friend to enter, gift a place or simply buy some of our fantastic merchandise.

“The income boost from the community support will hopefully enable us to host this year’s event and plan for Ealing Half Marathon 2022.

“We were inspired by London 2012 and motivated to create a lasting legacy of the Games with an event that the people of Ealing could be proud of.

“We ran our first Ealing Half in September 2012 and we’ve enjoyed fantastic support ever since, winning national awards and attracting more than 5,000 participants each year.”

Ealing Half Marathon, owned by a not-for-profit community interest company, is planned for Sunday, September 26 this year.

The event has raised hundreds of thousands for charity during its history.

Entries are now open and cost £48 (affiliated) and £50 (unaffiliated). Refunds will be offered if the race doesn’t go ahead. Runners can enter at