The Ealing Half Marathon is returning to the borough on Sunday, 24 September for its sixth year. As part of the event several roads will be closed in the area, with buses subject to diversions.
Starting in Lammas Park at 9am, the 13.1 mile course 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 the Uxbridge Road.
The Ealing Half Marathon has been voted the UK’s best half marathon for the previous three years and is expected to see 7000 runners take part, supported by 700 volunteers.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, the council’s cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure said: “It’s been fantastic to see this local event go from strength to strength in just six years and win numerous awards.
"It’s an incredible atmosphere, with all the runners and volunteers, alongside the thousands of people who turn out to watch. I took up running this year and have enjoyed it so much I’ve signed up for the Ealing Half myself and am really looking forward to the challenge.
“I appreciate that some people will be affected by the road closures in place for the safety of all, and would like to thank residents for their understanding. I encourage local people to check local road closures and bus diversions to avoid any inconvenience on the day.”
The roads which the event will pass through will be closed to traffic. There will be a rolling road closure in operation and where possible the road will be re-opened 30 minutes after the last runner has passed by.
Several buses will also be on diversion from 7.30am, including numbers 207, 427, 83, the E2 and E8 plus other local bus routes. Check with Transport for London and the Ealing Half Marathon for more information.