James Cracknell OBE is supporting the Ealing Eagles 10k race and is encouraging local runners to sign up to take part.
The 42-year-old sporting legend - known for his two Olympic gold medals and six World Championship titles in rowing - is calling on people to get involved with the event, taking place on Sunday May 10.
Cracknell, who has also competed in numerous running races including the London Marathon and the Great North Run, said: : “I’m delighted to be supporting the Ealing Eagles 10k.
"The Ealing Eagles is an inspirational running club and I hear how great they are all the time"
Cracknell, who is also senior research fellow for Obesity and Physical Activity, added:“Whether you are a beginner, a park-run enthusiast looking for that next challenge or a seasoned runner, the Ealing Eagles 10k on May 10 should be a date for your diary.
"I hope you can join us!"
The Ealing Eagles 10k race will be held at Gunnersbury Park at 10.30am on May 10, with runners taking part on a mixture of grass, trails and concrete footpaths.
The race is suitable for runners of all abilities, providing they can run the 6.2-mile distance!
A monetary prize of £100 will be awarded to first place, £50 to second place and £25 to third place in male and female categories. Age and team categories will also receive awards.
Every runner who finishes will receive a goody bag and commemorative medal.
To sign up, visit the website. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org