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Get your running shoes on for the Sussex Beacon!

Graham Robson January 13, 2022

Running is good for us; running for charity is even better! The Brighton Half Marathon is one of the biggest events in the city’s calendar and the Sussex Beacon want YOU to join them as an exclusive runner and fundraiser for
#TeamBeacon on Sunday, February 27!

Each year the Brighton Half Marathon raises vital funds, ensuring we can continue to support people living with HIV in Sussex. Join us in 2022 for our 30th birthday and help us raise the most money yet!

Our runners

Our runners have helped us since the race was founded, raising funds and representing people living with HIV at one of Brighton & Hove’s biggest events.

In 2021, #TeamBeacon helped us to raise an incredible record amount of £50,000, the most the half marathon has raised yet. By joining our team, you could help the Sussex Beacon raise even more for our 30th Birthday.

Our celebrity runner this year is Zoe Lyons, a comedian known for her appearances on Survivor and Mock The Week.

Our race sponsors

We are delighted to announce that sponsoring #TeamBeacon this year will be the Sussex Freemasons.

The Sussex Freemasons have been long-term supporters of the Sussex Beacon and we are extremely thankful for their continued assistance and sponsorship.

In addition we would like to thank long term friend of the Sussex Beacon Andrew Buchan of Glencairn Consulting Limited. Andrew has been a continuous backer of #TeamBeacon. We would not be where we are now without that support and we are forever grateful for his support over many years.

Why be part of #TeamBeacon?

• Refreshments, hot food, and toilets only for our runners.

• Meet family and friends before and after the race with exclusive access to the Sussex Beacon Marquee.

• Exclusive family cheering point.

• Team Beacon technical running vest.

• Team Beacon medal (in addition to race finisher’s medal).

• Team Beacon members only Facebook group for news, tips and motivation.

• Support and advice from our challenge events fundraiser to help you smash your target.

• A reason to keep going! Knowing that you are helping improve the lives of local people living with HIV in Sussex.

Tom Oakden has brought a group of runners to Team Beacon for the last five years, and here’s why: “I decided to run for the Sussex Beacon as have some friends who have been served so excellently by you. To be available 365 days of
the year, helping serve people in real need, I find it a privilege to be fundraising to support that, for our city.

“Sponsorship is so much more than raising money. There’s much opportunity to bring awareness that the Beacon is simply there, what you do, your history, and the reality of the needs that you serve. So many people seem to have an affection to the Sussex Beacon, a lot from personal association which is a brilliant encouragement.”

How to join Team Beacon

You can enter the 2022 race on February 27 by CLICKING HERE

Resources & Help

Visit our #TeamBeacon page on our website which includes: fundraising and JustGiving tips and guidance, a printable sponsorship form, a fundraising planner, and a competition sheet.

Once you have signed up to the race, set up your personalised JustGiving page in just a few simple steps so you can start fundraising!

Any questions? Call us on 01273 034800.

For more info on the Sussex Beacon, CLICK HERE