Experience the roaring crowds, fantastic atmosphere and seafront finish before celebrating in the Event Village.
The Brighton Marathon gets bigger and better every year! The stunning marathon route takes you through the vibrant city streets with a backdrop of roaring support, to a spectacular seaside finish on the Brighton front.
The Brighton Marathon will start at 09:45 in Preston Park. You will need to arrive at least one hour early to allow ample time for warming up, finding the baggage trucks and using the toilet facilities before the race begins.
Expect a fast marathon route that takes you around the sights of the city while providing great vantage points for friends and family.
Please click here to view the Brighton Marathon route map.
The marathon is just one part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, an event that also encompasses The Mini Mile Races, the Brighton 10K and the Brighton Marathon Exhibition.
The Event Village, situated on the beach beside Madeira Drive, is a hub with plenty of beach based wow-factor over the three day event. A destination in its own right, the Village is the perfect place to support the amazing runners and really soak up the events' atmosphere.
Download the mobile app to access an interactive route map for tracking runners on the Brighton Marathon course. You'll also find spectator information, results, FAQ's and more. Collect your race pack from the Event Village to activate your runner number and begin tracking.
"My first marathon and I'm hooked! Organisation was impressive. People of Brighton were incredibly supportive and friendly."
"Loved every minute - really well organised and supported."
Be a #BrightonHero by running for a charity close to your heart and make your marathon count. Don't forget to use the hashtag when sharing your race-day photos!
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. It's fatal with no known cure. We fund vital research into causes, treatments and a cure, providing care and support to those affected and raise awareness of the disease throughout society.
Registered no: 294354.
Together we can find and fund the bold ideas that will one day cure cancer.
We are a charity which funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.
We fund projects in the world’s best research institutions. We fund some of the world’s most diverse and unexpected projects. We fund world-renowned specialists and up and coming talent. We do all those things for one very good reason - to gain a global perspective. Because research doesn’t happen in isolation. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.
This worldwide research will enhance our understanding of cancer and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Treatments personalised to your unique needs. Treatments you, your family or your family’s family may rely on in the future.
To realise our vision of no life cut short by cancer the research can never stop. Join our team today to keep it going.
Registered no: SC022918.
We pioneer new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. We ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. For a future beyond cancer.
Registered no: 1095197.
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Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.
Caring for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Through their eight teams of Support Workers across the UK, the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides assistance and support to children with a life threatening or terminal illness and their families.
In 2017/18 they helped 2,500 families but their vision is that every family in the UK who has a child with a life threatening illness should get the support they need.
Registered no: 1070532.
Providing information and support to lung cancer patients.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease.
Since 1990, when the charity was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly, we have funded millions of pounds of essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and save lives.
We support everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. We raise awareness, prevent future generations from getting it and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. We do all this so those diagnosed can live well with lung cancer for as long as possible.
Registered no: 1046854.
Offering specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
Dementia UK's Admiral Nurses and helpline provide specialist care and support for over 50,000 people across the UK affected by dementia. It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK will rise to over one million by 2021 and their ultimate target is to have 800 Admiral Nurses across all counties of the UK offering face to face contact.
With your help £27 could pay for an Admiral Nurse for an hour or £70 could help fund a Helpline Admiral Nurse for two hours.
Registered no: 1039404.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
Tackling poverty through renewable energy.
We give people power. They own it. They use it. They build better lives.
We believe in a world with universal access to energy and water. Our evidence based approach tackles the issues of energy poverty and water scarcity using tailored and appropriate technology to have proven positive impacts on health, education, sanitation and livelihoods.
Registered no: 1119467.
A full life for everyone affected by epilepsy.
Epilepsy Society are the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy.
Through our cutting edge research, fundraising and awareness campaigns, and expert care, we want everyone affected by epilepsy to have the best opportunity for a full life – as free from seizures as possible.
We set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy.
Registered no: 206186.
All of us against arthritis.
Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have merged. We are now Versus Arthritis. We’re the carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, friends and fundraisers, all united in our ambition to ensure that one day, no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
We fund breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority, and support each other whenever we need it.
Registered no: 207711 / SC041146.
Leading the battle against Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Our mission is to work with all those affected by Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis & other forms of IBD to achieve a better quality of life, improve services, & ultimately find a cure.
Registered no: 1117148.
Fighting poverty through volunteering.
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.
Everyday around 1,500 VSO volunteers are working in carefully selected placements, sharing their and experience and working to tackle poverty by empowering those really affected by it.
Registered no: 313757.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Around one UK adult in every 350 is diagnosed with Parkinson's, a progressive brain condition that can affect movement, sleep, memory and mental health.
Parkinson's UK funds ground-breaking research into a cure and new treatments, campaigns for better awareness and provides support to people affected by Parkinson's.
You can help raise funds where £20 funds an hour of specialist nursing care, £48 funds a clinical researcher for two hours or £140 pays for ten helpline advisers to provide advice and information.
Registered no: 258197.
Fighting against loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.
Sadly, almost three-quarters of older people in the UK identify as lonely, so supporting MHA has never been more important. You'll be helping older people thrive in communities that care - reducing isolation, promoting 'Live at Home' schemes, providing therapy for those with dementia and more. MHA has been improving the lives of older people for over 75 years and with your support can help many more.
Registered no: 1083995.
Transforming the lives of vulnerable children & young people in the UK.
Tackling the challenges faced by the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people, both physical and mental, has never been more complex.
Barnardo's currently protects and supports over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers to help every child fulfil their potential through their local services, campaigns and research. £25 could provide a young person with bedding and a safe place to sleep or £100 could provide four mentoring sessions to a young person leaving care.
Registered no: 216250 / SC037605.
Care and support through terminal illness.
Marie Curie provides around the clock support to people in the UK living with a terminal illness. Either in people's homes or in their hospices, nurses help patients achieve the best quality of life possible, managing pain and providing emotional support to the whole family.
Funds you raise can help them reach more people, £20 could pay for one hour or £180 could provide nine hours of nursing support through the night, for someone in the comfort of their own home bringing the expert care and comfort families need.
Registered no: 207994.
Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.
Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK - more than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together until we achieve our vision. Join us.
Registered no: 215199.
Supporting children and young people with terminal illnesses.
Delmelza offers specialist care and support to children and young people with a life-limiting condition across South East London, Kent and East Sussex together with their loved ones so they can enjoy their time left together as a family.
They are currently caring for around 750 families but with your help they would like to reach many more as every £100 raised helps to fund an evening of respite care.
Registered no: 1039651.
Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.
We support men and women through more than 300 projects including:
Registered no: 1149085.
A world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Cats Protection helps more than 205,000 cats and kittens every year through a growing network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 30 centres. We help to find homes for cats, promote neutering and help owners care for their cats through a wide range of cat care information.
Registered no: 203644.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Together we can help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives. Together we can protect children at risk. And, together, we can find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
We change the law. We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen.
But all this is only possible with your support.
Every pound raised, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood.
Registered no: 216401/SC037717.
Granting magical wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions.
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK was established in the UK in 1986 and has so far granted 9000+ magical wishes to children with life threatening conditions meaning that seriously ill children, their parents and families get to enjoy an unforgettable day.
A child's life shouldn't be about hospitals and illness, it should be about wonder, joy and hope. Our children's wishes are varied, from walking with dinosaurs to starring in their own films, meeting a celebrity hero to going on that holiday of a lifetime. No two wishes are the same, and at Make-A-Wish Foundation UK we are commited to making their personal dreams a reality - at a time when they need it most.
Your support will help us grant more magical wishes.
Registered no: 295672/SC037479.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Every 3 minutes someone develops dementia, a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and it can happen to anyone at any time. Your support of Alzheimer's Society directly helps over 100,000 people through their local services across the UK and to fund their commitment to spend £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade to improve care and work towards a cure.
Registered no: 296645.
Support for disabled children with Rett syndrome and their families
Rett syndrome causes profound and multiple physical and communication disabilities in mainly females, from the age of one. The child survives but has a severe disability.
It is a rare neurological disorder caused by genetic mutation, but very rarely hereditary, which could happen to anyone.
Rett UK aims to minimise the impact of the condition and maximise the potential of people living with Rett syndrome.
They provide professional support, information and advice to families from diagnosis throughout their lives.
Registered no: 1137820.
Saving more women's lives through early diagnosis and treatment.
Ovarian cancer can be devastating, but there is hope. Target Ovarian Cancer saves the lives of more women in the UK by improving early diagnosis, discovering new treatments and offering support to sufferers and their families. We want to help those diagnosed to live their lives to the full.
Registered no: 1125038.
The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.
MS can develop at any age and is for life. People in the UK are most likely to get a diagnosis in their thirties, but symptoms may be noticed years before. The MS Society aim to find a cure by conducting critical research and support people with MS through their campaigning, helpline and local community groups.
£10 of funds you raise could help them support someone calling the MS Helpline or £240 could help fund a short break for someone with MS.
Registered no: 1139257.
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