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The Brighton Half Marathon to return on Sunday, February 26, 2023

Graham Robson November 17, 2022

The Brighton Half Marathon – local HIV charity the Sussex Beacon‘s biggest fundraising event of the year – is to return to Brighton seafront on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Taking in a fast, flat race, the UK Athletics-certified race features a stunning seafront course.

The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by the Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV. The race is the charity’s main fundraising event of the year and welcomes around 8,000 runners each year.

General entries and charity places for the race are still available now from the Brighton Half Marathon website. As well as the Sussex Beacon, runners can support over 30 partner charities, including local charities such as Rockinghorse and national charities including Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan.

The main race starts at 9.30am on Madeira Drive, next to the iconic Palace Pier, before winding its way around some of Brighton’s most iconic sites including Brighton Marina, the Royal Pavilion, the West Pier and the colourful Hove Beach Huts. The flat course is ideal for beginners and more seasoned runners chasing a personal best!

The Brighton Half Marathon also features a Wheelchair Race, with an earlier dedicated start time of 9.27am. To enter the wheelchair race, email the race team.

This year’s event will also include a one-mile Youth Race, located on Hove Prom and designed for junior runners aged 7-17. The event gives youngsters a unique opportunity to experience the buzz of race day. Entries are now open HERE.

Bill Puddicombe, the Sussex Beacon’s chief executive, said: “The Brighton Half Marathon is our biggest fundraising event of the year and allows us to provide specialist year-round support and care for people living with HIV across Sussex.

“Nicknamed the ‘Happy Half’, the Brighton Half Marathon is a real community event, with thousands of spectators lining the route and local volunteers helping on the day to create a fantastic atmosphere.

“We can’t wait to welcome the runners back to our fabulous city on Sunday, February 26 for another fantastic event!”

For more info on the Sussex Beacon, CLICK HERE