Charity Sport Events

Registration opens for Brighton Half Marathon 2013

The Brighton Half Marathon 2013 was launched on 31 May 2012 at the Seattle Hotel Brighton Marina, celebrating the success of the 2012 race and the continuous growth of the event. The 2013 date has been confirmed for Sunday 17 February 2013, starting at 9 am on Madeira Drive at Brighton’s seafront with a total [...]

2013 Brighton Marathon on TV

2013 Brighton Marathon on TV

The 2013 Brighton Marathon, which will take place on Sunday 14 April 2013, is to be broadcast on Channel 4. The Grounded Events Company, organisers of the Brighton Marathon, have announced that Channel 4 will broadcast a highlights package of next year’s event. This television package will include the Brighton Marathon itself, plus the Grand [...]

#Tomsrun – It’s Not Just Cricket: Brighton man runs from Sussex Cricket Ground to Lords Cricket Ground

Brighton man runs from Sussex Cricket Ground to Lords Cricket Ground in London. On Saturday 28 April 2012 Tom Harrison set off on a 53 Mile Challenge (#tomsrun) in aid of the cricket charity ‘Chance to Shine’. This short film documents the following 24 hour period – the trials and tribulations of a double marathon. [...]

Brighton man completes London Marathon for Brighton Housing Trust

Brighton man completes London Marathon for Brighton Housing Trust

A Brighton businessman has completed the Virgin London marathon to raise money for Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). Christopher Bennett ran the 26 miles in five hours and 19 minutes, his fastest ever time. He said: “Running a marathon takes a great deal of commitment but I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has helped [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012: A marathon effort from Spokenfor for Chestnut Tree House

Brighton based contact centre, Spokenfor Ltd, joined the 18,000 runners in this year’s Brighton Marathon and raised money for its 2012 charity of choice, Chestnut Tree House. Attracting sponsorship from local businesses, family and friends, Spokenfor’s System Development Manager, Nick Lorman-Hall raised over £400 for his efforts on Sunday 15 April. Spokenfor, a contact centre [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012: Gallery and results

The third annual Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April 2012 saw new course records set by both the winning men and women’s runners. Kenya’s Peter Some was the first male runner to cross the Brighton Marathon finish line, with an impressive time of 2:12:03, beating the previous race record by four minutes. The women’s Brighton [...]

Brighton event: British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Night Ride 26 – 27 May 2012

London to Brighton Night Ride May 2012

There will be a night-time version of the famous London to Brighton bike ride this May, organised by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). At 11.30pm on 26 May, cyclists will gather in Clapham Common and cycle 60 miles through the night to Brighton, arriving down Madeira Drive on the seafront at dawn. The original London [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012 gets off to a sunny start in Preston Park

It was a chilly but bright morning in Preston Park where the 12,000 runners taking part in the 2012 Brighton Marathon set off at 9am on Sunday 15 April. Brighton & Hove Albion Manager, Gus Poyet, was the Official Starter for Brighton Marathon 2012 and the sunshine kept spirits high, creating nearly perfect conditions for [...]

Record year for charity fundraising at the Brighton Half Marathon 2012

With a record number of runners having taken part in the Brighton Half Marathon on 19 February 2012, the organisers have announced that the 2012 race was also a record breaking year for charity fundraising. 7,427 runners crossed the finish line with a lot of them raising money for one of the official charities, which [...]

Exciting new charity cycling event for women comes to Brighton: Cycletta @ Plumpton Racecourse 30 September 2012

We all know the importance of being healthy, enjoying the outdoors and being active. But many women feel intimidated about getting on their bikes and getting out there. Lack of confidence, technical know how, motivation and simply having no-one to ride with are commonly cited reasons for not participating in one of the most enjoyable [...]

Brighton and Hove Albion match-day shirts up for charity eBay auction

Brighton and Hove Albion match-day shirts up for charity eBay auction

Brighton and Hove Albion supporters have the chance to bid for the shirts worn by the Albion players during their 2-0 win against Portsmouth. All of the proceeds from the sales of the shirts will be donated to Martlets Hospice and Chestnut Tree House. The unique shirts have a ‘Help the Hospices’ logo on them [...]

Brighton Half Marathon organisers apologise after participants run too far

Brighton Half Marathon organisers apologise after participants run too far

Race organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon, which took place this weekend (19 February 2012), have apologised after participants ran too far. The Brighton Half Marathon course, which should have measured exactly 13.1 miles, was actually a total distance of 13.42 miles – some 500 yards extra. In a statement on the Brighton Half Marathon [...]

Youngsters rush for Brighton’s Grand Hotel Mini Mile

Youngsters rush for Brighton

Entries are pouring in for the Grand Hotel Mini-Mile which takes place over the last mile of the Brighton Marathon on 15 April 2012. This time last year just over 400 youngsters had signed up. But numbers are more than double that at 920, with over a month still to go before the 23 March [...]

Brighton Marathon goes green

In a revolutionary move, the Grounded Events Company, organisers of the Brighton Marathon, have decided to send out their Final Instruction Packs electronically this year. “To my knowledge, this is a first for a race of this kind in Europe,” said managing director, Tom Naylor. “We pride ourselves on being a young, vibrant and forward [...]

Places still available with Carers UK for Brighton Marathon 2012

Places still available with Carers UK for Brighton Marathon 2012

Carers UK is looking for runners to take part in this year’s Brighton Marathon 2012. We have several guaranteed places available and are only asking runners to raise a minimum sponsorship of £500! If you are a keen runner and want to get involved then please contact Nicola.Peake@carersuk.org Money raised can go towards helping fund [...]