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Places still available to run in Brighton Grand Half Marathon

Besi Besemar January 8, 2018

The Sussex Beacon still has places available for this year’s Half Marathon and Corporate Relay races on Sunday, February 25, 2018, and is looking for more runners to support the charity.

Every year, Brighton-based charity The Sussex Beacon organise and deliver The Grand Brighton Half Marathon, a popular event featuring a beautiful seafront course which is one of the first half marathons on the running calendar.

Running a half marathon is an enormous challenge, and The Sussex Beacon is proud of its team of runners, who have fundraised £66,000 over the last two years of The Grand Brighton Half Marathon, enabling The Sussex Beacon to be able to continue offering specialist inpatient and outpatient treatment for people living with HIV. These support services cost over £2 million a year to maintain.

Bill Puddicombe
Bill Puddicombe

Executive Director Bill Puddicombe, said: “Here at the Sussex Beacon, we support people who are finding life with HIV tough or even unmanageable. Team Beacon runners play an important part in our work. Their effort and sponsorship mean that we can provide care and support to people who need it – when you run for us, you make a real difference.”

Team Beacon runners are required to fundraise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. In return, they receive plenty of training and fundraising support, a vest and fundraising pack, and access to an exclusive marquee in the race village with separate baggage and toilet facilities.

Registrations need to be complete by Friday, January 26. To join Team Beacon, click here: 

Alternatively, runners can divide the distance by entering The Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay in teams of five to enjoy exclusive race day perks.

For full details, click here: 

For those wanting to be part of the incredible atmosphere of the Brighton Grand Half Marathon without running 13.1 miles, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities on the day, such as cheering for Team Beacon runners on the course or helping the team in the race village.

For further information about how to get involved, click here:

Or contact their Challenge Events Fundraiser, Rosie Hemming on 01273 694222 or email:  

The Sussex Beacon
The Sussex Beacon

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2016.