|Ealing Half Marathon - Be Prepared|
Council issue list of roads that will be affected
The award winning Ealing Half Marathon returns on Sunday, 27 September 2015 and residents are being given advance notice of local road closures.
Starting in Lammas Park at 9am, the 13.1 mile course will cover parts of Montpelier, Pitshanger, Central Ealing and Hanwell before returning to Lammas Park via Uxbridge Road.
Working with the event organisers the council will help minimise disruption to residents. To ensure the safety of participants and spectators, all the roads that the event passes through will be closed to traffic at some stage during the event.
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. The first roads will close from 8am on the day of the event and it is expected that all roads will re-open by 1pm.
Buses that operate in the area will be on diversion from 7.30am until 1pm on the day of the event.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “The Ealing Half Marathon is a great community event for the borough. I’m pleased we are able to support it for a fourth year, working with race organisers to minimise disruptions to residents and provide a challenging course for participants. It’s a fantastic opportunity for residents to be active in their local area while raising money and awareness for chosen charities. If you’re not one of the thousands taking part, I encourage you to come forward and take up opportunities to help out on race day."
The council has written to residents who will be affected by road closures, so they can plan ahead for the day. Road signs are also on display. Some disruption to local traffic should be expected and residents are advised to check the course route, and anticipated road closure times for their area.
With only a few places left, the marathon will attract up to 7,000 runners, thousands of spectators and hundreds of volunteers to the borough to take part and support the race. Many of the runners are raising money for charity.
For more information about Ealing Half Marathon visit www.ealinghalfmarathon.com.
8th September 2015