The Brighton Half Marathon calls for volunteers to help on race day, October 10th

The Brighton Half Marathon calls for volunteers to help on race day, October 10th

Organisers for the Brighton Half Marathon are seeking volunteers to help out on race day, Sunday 10th October.

Volunteers play a key part in the event by supporting in a variety of roles, including helping with road marshalling, the start and finish area, drinks stations, baggage and medals.

The Brighton Half Marathon race is organised by Brighton-based charity The Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV. The charity helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex and the race is the charity’s largest annual event.

The Sussex Beacon Chief Executive, Bill Puddicombe, said:

“The Brighton Half Marathon is a big day for the Sussex Beacon, but also for all the other charities, runners and volunteers who help out on the day. Like so many races, we rely on the support we receive from so many generous groups and individuals. We really couldn’t do it without you! We are currently looking for more volunteers for our October race, so if you would like to join us on the day, please contact us at or via our website.”

The race starts for runners at 9am on Madeira Drive before winding its way around some of Brighton’s most iconic sites including the Palace Pier, The Grand Brighton, The Royal Pavilion, The West Pier, Brighton Marina, and the colourful Hove Beach Huts.

This year’s event was postponed from its usual slot in February to October 10th due to the pandemic, and the organisers want to thank all the runners, charities and sponsors for their continued support during this difficult year.

This year’s race will be started by Jill Nalder. Jill is an actress, activist and patron of The Sussex Beacon, best known as the inspiration behind the character Jill Baxter in the recent Channel 4 series, It’s a Sin.

Jill Nalder, Actress, Activist and Brighton Half Marathon Race Starter said:

“It is a real honour to start the Brighton Half Marathon and support the fantastic work The Sussex Beacon does for people living with HIV. Events like this are so important, not only as fundraising events for worthwhile charities, but also because they remind us all that HIV still affects many communities around the world. By coming together we can show our support and allyship with the people living with this condition today.”

Volunteers can sign up on the event website at

General entries for the race are still available now from The Brighton Half Marathon website (entries close on Sunday 26th September).