Run for us!

Your support enables us to continue making a difference to over 10,000 young people, children, and families in Sussex and Surrey every year.

Brighton Half Marathon

Sunday 26th February 2023

This scenic half marathon takes in Brighton in all its beauty. You’ll run past Brighton Pavilion Pier, Hove’s colourful beach huts, the Royal Pavilion, and the British Airways i360.

Registration free: £15
Sponsorship minimum: £195
Difficulty: Moderate

Brighton Marathon

Sunday 2nd April 2023

The Brighton Marathon offers a stunning coastal backdrop, taking runners past the best the city has to offer. Run along the glorious seafront and cross the finish line at the iconic Madeira Drive in front of thousands of cheering spectators, just in time for an ice cream by Brighton Pier.

Registration free: £20
Sponsorship minimum: £495
Difficulty: Challenging (but flat!)

London Marathon

Sunday 23rd April 2023

The 2023 TCS London Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 23 April and we would love to welcome you to our team.

Registration free: £100
Sponsorship minimum: £1975
Difficulty: Challenging (but what an experience!)

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sunday 8th October 2023

A runner’s favourite. You'll pass through four of London's Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St James' Park and Kensington Gardens - and take in incredible views of major historic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall.

Registration free: £30
Sponsorship minimum: £295
Difficulty: Moderate

Why run for us

Our incredible supporter community go above and beyond to raise awareness and funds to change young lives.

Sheldon's 50mile run along the DownsLink Way

I want to raise funds and awareness of the amazing work the housing teams do supporting young people to achieve their goals, despite the challenges life has thrown at them.

Young people respond so positively to these selfless people who show unconditional positive regard for them. Running this distance is as much an ode to their ability to endure and succeed in the face of adversity as anything else.”

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