Team London Awards 2017, City Hall, London SE1. Dr Alison Mowbray (right), Olympic Medallist; Joanne McCartney (left), Deputy Mayor for London and Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey Photo: Eleanor Bentall Tel: +44 7768 377413

The volunteers at Ealing Half Marathon CIC have won the Sports category of the 2017 Team London Awards that took place on 6th November at London’s City Hall.

The annual Team London Awards ceremony celebrates the individuals, teams and corporate volunteers who make outstanding contributions to their communities in order to make London the best city it can be. The Awards are one of the ways the Mayor of London recognises those volunteers who go the extra mile to create better local communities.

The Ealing Half Marathon volunteers, who play a significant part in helping everything to go smoothly on race day, won the award for their outstanding contribution to volunteering in Sports. It is a huge accolade for the volunteer team and for the Ealing Half Marathon, which is well known for its fantastic atmosphere and outstanding community support. Ealing Half Marathon CIC is also highly respected for its long-standing commitment to invest all money raised by the race straight back into projects within the community.

The Ealing Half Marathon won the Silver award in the Best Half Marathon category (≥ 5,000) at The 2017 Running Awards earlier this year, having been voted the UK’s best half marathon at the same awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Voting is now open for The 2018 Running Awards and the Ealing Half has again been nominated: anyone wishing to vote has until 29th November to do so, before the shortlists are announced in December.

Now entering its seventh year, the Ealing Half Marathon has grown quickly to become a firm fixture in the autumn running calendar and a big favourite among the running community. Set up in 2012 as a legacy to London’s Olympic Games, it welcomes of runners of all nationalities wanting to soak up the famous #EalingFeeling and enjoy the attractive course around the leafy West London borough.

The UKA-measured, 13.1-mile course of the Ealing Half Marathon takes runners on closed roads through Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before crossing the finish line in Lammas Park.

The 2018 Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 30th September, with the Ealing Mini Mile and the Family Mile taking place on Saturday 29th September.

Race Director Sandra Courtney commented, “We are absolutely thrilled that our volunteers have won the Team London Awards for volunteering in Sports! It is very well deserved and a huge credit to all those who put in their own time and effort to ensure that our community event is the very best it can be. We are immensely grateful to each and every volunteer for helping us to deliver a first-class event, year after year. This award is 100% for them! Anyone wishing to join our award-winning team in 2018 should contact us. We are looking forward to delivering our biggest and best event yet next autumn.”

The 2018 Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 30th September and discounted early bird entries are available until 31st January 2018, costing £38 (affiliated) or £40 (unaffiliated).

Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further race info. You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ealinghalf and follow @EalingHalf #EalingFeeling on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.