THE countdown to this year’s Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday, September 24, is underway, and the organisers have put together a Q and A for runners, road users and spectators.

What time does the race start?

The race officially gets underway at 9am. Runners are encouraged to arrive an hour before the event.

Where is the start line?

The race starts in Culmington Road and finishes in Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, in the heart of the race village.

Will there be a bag drop and changing facilities?

A bag drop for runners will be in the race village, but runners will need to come changed and ready to go.

What is the route?

The route Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, Hanwell and back to Walpole Park.

Where can I find information for residents?

There is a page dedicated to this on the website

Are there toilets on the route?

Toilets can be found at the following locations:

  • In Walpole Park Race Village
  • At St Peter’s Church near mile 2
  • At St Christopher’s Church, Borders Road, between miles 7 and 8

How do I get to the start line?

Rail and Tube: South Ealing Station on the Piccadilly Line (Heathrow branch) is within a 10 minute walk of the start/finish area. Ealing Broadway Station on the Elizabeth, Central and District Lines, is a 15 minute walk.

Car: There is no dedicated race car park. However, two car parks operated by Ealing Council are within walking distance. Details on the council website here. These car parks require payment even on Sundays.

Bus: Route 65 (Richmond-Ealing) – alight at Bond Street, which is a five-minute walk from the start/finish.
Route 207/483 (Hayes-White City and Windmill Lane-Harrow). Alight at Ealing police station, which is a seven-minute walk.
Route E2 (Greenford-Brentford) – alight on the Uxbridge Road, which is adjacent to the start/finish.

Diversions are in operation on the E2/207/483/E1 and E11 routes on the morning of the race. Details here.

Will there be on-course entertainment?

There will be bands, DJs and performers positioned around the course.

Where will the aid stations be?

Near mile 6, mid-way between miles 9 and 10, with several cycle medics and solo spots across the course and also at the finish.

The first water stop will be after around mile 4, then 5.5 miles, mid-way near mile 9, and the finish line.

Oranges will be provided at St Christopher’s Church, near mile 7.5.

Is there a race cut-off time?

The cut-off time is three hours for each runner. After that, they won’t be stopped, but organisers will ask them to move to the pavement.

Is there anything else going on?

The Ealing Mini Mile takes place on Saturday, September 23, for more than 2,000 children. There are a few places left for the early races.

You can still register for the main event on September 24 at