Ealing Half Marathon has changed its name to reflect its new status as a Community Interest Company.
This is a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders, and Ealing Half Marathon are leading the way with this move. It will now be officially organised by as Ealing Half Marathon CIC.
This year's event takes place on Sunday September 28 and is expected to draw more than 6,000 runners as well as 20,000 spectators.
Race Director Kelvin Walker said: "The Ealing Half Marathon was always set up to be a London 2012 legacy event and to get more people running via participation in an inspiring road closed half marathon. Our objective of a community based event is better reflected in being a CIC, where the aim is to benefit Ealing and the wider community, rather than individuals or corporations. Any surplus from the event is ploughed back into local projects which benefit everyone."
Ealing Half Marathon was voted number one race for ‘best atmosphere in 2013’ by Runner’s World UK and recently voted the ‘Best Half Marathon’ at The Running Awards.
The event on September 28 will be on closed roads, starting and finishing in West London’s Lammas Park. Registration is open with entry fees of £32 for affiliated runners and £34 for unaffiliated runners. All finishers receive a distinctive medal and an online e-goody bag after the race.
Official race partners include ASICS, evian, Clif Bar, Move Clinics, Mercedes-Benz Brentford, Xempo, 1e, Crowne Plaza, The New Inn, Ealing Broadway Centre, Ealing Gazette, Ealing Eagles and Ealing Council. The headline charity for 2014 is Alzheimer’s Society.
Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further details and to register, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ealinghalf and follow @EalingHalf on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.