Published 25 September 2012
Residents and visitors are encouraged to line the streets of Ealing and Hanwell on Sunday, 30 September, for the first ever Ealing Half Marathon.
Organised by the Ealing Eagles Running Club, at least 5000 runners are set to tackle the 13.1 mile course. The race will start in Lammas Park at 9.15am, with runners passing through central Ealing, Pitshanger, West Ealing and Hanwell. They will continue on past St Stephens church before returning to Lammas Park via Uxbridge Road and Walpole Park.
All roads will be closed to traffic as the event passes through, with the exception of Ruislip Road East where traffic will be allowed westbound from Argyle Road. Rolling road closures will begin at 8am, with limited access in and out of some roads up until 15 minutes before the first runner passes by. Where possible, roads will re-open 15 minutes after the last runner has passed. Buses will be diverting around the marathon course from 7.30am to 1pm.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of the council, said: The Ealing Half Marathon is the latest in a number of projects we are supporting this year as part of the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Weve been working with Ealing Eagles Running Club to pull together this fantastic event and its great that so many local people have signed-up to run.
Ill be there on Sunday to officially start the race and, if youre not one of the thousands taking part, I hope youll come along to cheer the runners on.
As the start and finish point on the day, Lammas Park will offer plenty of space for spectators, with food, drink and bathroom facilities available.
Some disruption to local traffic should be expected and residents are advised to check the time roads are closed in their area.
For more information on the race, please visit www.ealinghalfmarathon.com or call Ealing Councils Customer Services team on 020 8825 6161.