The Ealing Half Marathon has announced Fuller, Smith and Turner, the London brewer and premium pub company, as a major sponsor of the event, which takes place on 24 September 2017 and is expected to attract over 7,000 runners on the Sunday together with 1,500 children in the Ealing Mini Mile on the Saturday.
“Having partners that share our values and community focus is of paramount importance to us,” said Sandra Courtney, Ealing Half Marathon Race Director. “Fuller’s is a great example of an organisation that recognises the enormous contribution the event has brought to West London and it’s great to have them on board.”
Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director of Fuller’s Inns, added, “We are delighted to return as an event partner for the Ealing Half Marathon. Having been involved since the first event in 2012 it’s amazing to see how far the event has grown. Its ethos as a community event, which inspires people and resonates with the values at our brewery and in our pubs, makes it a great event for us to get involved with.
“We look forward to helping the event to grow and are keen to see it remaining one of the first events people look for in the calendar – long live the #EalingFeeling!”
Fuller’s will assist in the marketing and promotion of the event and will have a number of staff and customers taking part on the day. Local Fuller’s pubs will offer runner competitions and organised training runs prior to race day as well as hosting events on the day itself.
“We are also delighted to announce that in the build-up to the event there will be a special edition ‘Ealing Half’ guest beer on sale in selected pubs in London”, added Sandra Courtney. “It’s fair to say that one or two of our runners have been known to frequent Fuller’s pubs and I know the attraction of a pint of Ealing Half should prove extremely popular!”
The sixth Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 24 September 2017. The race is looking forward to welcoming runners from over 25 countries keen to experience the #EalingFeeling. The race was voted the UK’s best half marathon in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at The Running Awards, and took home the Silver award in the same category in 2017.
The 13.1-mile single lap, traffic-free course takes runners through parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park. The Ealing Mini Mile, for young runners aged 6-16, takes place the day before the half marathon, on Saturday 23 September.
The lead charities for the 2017 Ealing Half Marathon are Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
Entries for the Ealing Half Marathon 2017 are now open. The entry fee is £40 for affiliated runners and £42 for non-affiliated runners. The organisers are expecting the race to sell out by the end of July.