THE Ealing Half Marathon returns this Sunday (26) and, while public entries are closed, it’s still possible to sign up and run for one of the official charities, including Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Meadow House Hospice.

Charity entries will close at 11.45pm this Wednesday (22). Go to the race website and enter now to be on the start line of the ninth Ealing Half this Sunday.

Places cost £55 (plus £2.89 admin fee) and runners need to collect their race pack from the information tent in Lammas Park on Saturday (12-3pm) or Sunday (7.15-08:45). 

Alternatively, runners can get in touch with their chosen charity to sign up for an official charity place. Full details can be found on the Run for Charity page on the website.

The race starts at 9am on Sunday, and Jonathan Poole will be on the start line to defend the title he has claimed for the last three years.

Ealing Eagles Running Club will have 330 competitors and more than 100 volunteering.

Road closures and bus diversions will be in place, and the full information can be found on the race website and in Around Ealing (Autumn issue) print and online magazine.

The Ealing Mini Mile will take place from noon on Saturday (25), with the biggest ever field of young runners signed up.

The 13.1 mile course starts in Lammas Park and will be run in a single lap, taking in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park via Uxbridge Road.