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Last chance to sign up for charity place in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon

Gary Hart January 25, 2019

Charity places in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon close on Sunday, February 3 and runners are being urged to sign up to avoid missing out.

THE 29th Brighton Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, February 24. General entries to the race sold out in December and charity places are now the only way to enter.

Runners can choose to run for over 30 partner charities, including local charities RISE, Chestnut Tree House and The Sussex Beacon, plus national charities including Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan.

The Grand Brighton Half Marathon is once again supported by headline sponsor in The Grand, the city’s iconic seafront hotel, which is also on the course route.

The race is organised by Brighton-based charity The Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. The charity helps people living with HIV in Sussex and the race is the charity’s largest annual event.

The Grand Brighton Half Marathon has become one of the most popular races in the UK since its first event in the 1990s. The 13.1-mile half marathon route takes runners from Brighton’s famous pier through the centre of the city, before heading along the seafront past The Grand hotel.

The Grand Brighton Half Marathon’s Race Director, Martin Harrigan, said: “What better way to shake off the January blues than to sign up for a charity place in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon. Last year, our runners raised over £1 million for charitable causes, an amazing achievement. We also encourage runners who have signed up for a general entry place to fundraise for a cause close to their heart – whether it’s £5 or £500, we appreciate every penny!”

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