ASICS and Up & Running supporting Ealing Half Marathon

The organisers of the award-winning Ealing Half Marathon have confirmed ASICS as the Official Sportswear and Training Partner of the Ealing Half Marathon. Up & Running has been announced as the Official Sports Retail Partner of the 2015 race.

The 4th Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 27th September 2015 and is well known for its huge community support and great atmosphere with runners travelling from all over the UK and abroad to experience the #EalingFeeling . A firm fixture in the autumn running calendar, the race has recently been voted “Best Half Marathon” at The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero for the 2nd year in a row and is now a double gold winner.

ASICS will support the race and runners with assets like MY ASICS ; ASICS’ on-line training programme, training plans and expertise advice. MY ASICS is an online tool that helps runners achieve their running goal, allowing them to set up an individual training plan for popular running distances, further details can be found at http://my.asics.co.uk . In addition to the individual planning, runners can also log their runs, find useful information and communicate and share their progress with other runners via the MY ASICS Website and Mobile app.

Both ASICS and Up & Running will have a presence in the race village on race day and promote the Ealing Half Marathon through their channels. ASICS will supply prizes for the winners of the Ealing Mini Mile, whilst Up & Running will supply the prize vouchers for the Ealing Half Marathon winners, including the age category winners, fastest Ealing resident (male and female) and best fancy dress.

Event Co-Ordinator Sandra Courtney said: “We are very happy to welcome both ASICS and Up & Running back on board as official partners of the 2015 race. The Ealing Half Marathon is going from strength to strength and we are looking forward to welcoming a record number of runners to Ealing this September. A big thank you to ASICS and Up & Running for helping us to spread the #ealingfeeling.”

ASICS UK Marketing Manager, Cathy McGinnis, commented: “ASICS is delighted to continue to sponsor the Ealing Half. We are proud to support a key event in the UK race event calendar and are looking forward to supporting the runners in their journey.”

Up & Running General Manager, Jonathan Midwood, added: “The Ealing Half Marathon is one of the best races on the UK calendar and we are very happy to be a part of it.  Working with such a well-loved event and a globally respected brand like ASICS we are excited to be able to help the runners of Ealing and the surrounding area achieve their #EalingFeeling goals.  From PB’s or charity fundraising we are there to help everyone get to the start and ultimately across that finishing line.”

A total of 7,000 race places were available for 2015, with more than two thirds now gone and the final places being snapped up quickly. Entry costs are £34 for affiliated and £36 for unaffiliated runners which includes a medal and online e-goody bag for all finishers, plus entry into a draw to win a Mercedes bike. Runners can also sign up to run and raise money for the headline charity Alzheimer’s Society.

Go to www.ealinghalfmarathon.com for further race details and to sign up, 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.