COMMUNITY ambassadors are being sought to help preserve the Ealing Half Marathon.

The future of the annual race, due to return on Sunday, September 26, is in the balance unless more people sign up to take part.

The event was cancelled in 2020 due to Coronavirus and that has left a big dent in the finances.

A recent appeal for help has slightly boosted sign-ups, but - with only two employees and three volunteer directors - the organisation just can’t spread the word fast enough.

Rachel Job, Director of EHM Legacy, said: “We have always been hugely thankful to the army of 700-plus volunteers who have supported this event since 2012.

“We are now seeking 10 amazing ambassadors who can help us keep the race alive.

“The Ealing Half Marathon Ambassador scheme enables us to formally recognise and thank those who are willing to offer their time, skills and energy to support our community event.

“As a community interest community, we plough our surplus profits into local projects that support physical activity and wellbeing.”

The ambassador roles are voluntary and would involve a few hours a month, though you can devote more time if you wish.

You can find out more here

The 2021 race is due to start and finish, as always, in Lammas Park and the 13.1-mile course takes in Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens. Each year thousands of spectators line the streets to cheer on the runners.

Entries are now open and cost £48 (affiliated) and £50 (unaffiliated). Refunds will be offered if the race is not able to go ahead. Runners can sign-up now at