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

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

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

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 hundreds of 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, commented:

“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!”

Note on travel:

For those travelling to Brighton to run, spectate or support, National Express is putting on extra coach services on Sunday 24th February.

The special service departs London Victoria at 6am and goes direct to the race village with only one stop at Sutton Rail Station in South London. The dedicated service gives those going to the event an additional means of travelling while the train line between Three Bridges and Brighton is closed for rail engineering works and a bus replacement service is in operation. To book a seat click here.