Ealing Half marathon 2017Ealing Half Marathon - 700 Volunteers Wanted

Sunday 24 September 2017

You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy Ealing's biggest event of the year

Last year, hundreds of volunteers got involved and had a great time making Ealing Half Marathon such a wonderful success for the runners and spectators alike resulting in us winning the accolade of the Number One Best Half Marathon 2014, 2015 & 2016 at The Running Awards.

This year we’ll be putting together an even bigger volunteer team of 700 (yes 700!!), looking after the race village in Lammas Park, and out on the roads of Ealing guiding the runners and helping local residents. It’s a fun & rewarding experience for all and we’d love you to get involved! 

You will need to be able to give between 4 to 6 hours on the day depending on where you are volunteering. The required start time for most volunteer areas will be 07:30am to allow for all the logistics on the day.

Reasons to volunteer:

Not only is it a great community event to take part in but each registered volunteer who completes their role gets:

  • A bespoke volunteer medal
  • Breakfast roll and drink AND 
  • A free race place for the following years event** 

As an additional incentive - There is a prize draw after the event for vouchers and one lucky person could be the WINNER of a Magnum of Champagne!

**To qualify for the free race place in 2018, volunteers must sign in and out on the day and remain in their role until dismissed by their Team Leader.

What Roles are Available

There are a large number of roles available on race-day:

  • Team Leaders
  • Traffic co-ordinators
  • Race marshals
  • Water station teams
  • Baggage & race village co-ordinators

Volunteering is a great opportunity to feel part of the event and meet new like-minded people.

  • Prospective volunteers must be age 16 and over for most roles but can pair up with family members or be in the finish funnel or a water station if younger. You should let the organisers know in the comments section of the registration if you are bringing young children along with you when volunteering at this event.
  • Groups of people can volunteer together but will need to be registered individually

Can you spare 4-6 hours on race day, 24th September 2017? 

  • Popular roles are expected to fill up quickly so people are requested to register early and by latest early September 2017
  • Register via the website http://www.ealinghalfmarathon.com/volunteer/ and one of the team will be in touch.
  • #EalingFeeling


This popular event was an instant success, and West London’s largest mass participation event:

  • 2016 event attracted 7,000 runners and this year we hope to have 8,000 runners including our children’s event, the Ealing Mini Mile.
  • Raised over £1,000,000 so far for various charities
  • Voted the Number One Half Marathon in the UK 2016 at The Running Awards
  • Voted the Number One Half Marathon in the UK 2015 at The Running Awards
  • Voted the Number One Half Marathon in the UK 2014 at The Running Awards
  • Voted the Number One race for atmosphere in 2013 by Runner’s World Magazine
  • Voted in the Top Ten UK Half Marathons by Runner’s World Magazine in our inaugural year
  • Highly rated in the running/fitness community – 97% of runners would do it again as rated on Runners World.

Posted: 10 August 2017