Brighton Half Marathon reveals new headline sponsor

Brighton Half Marathon (Photograph: Derek Martin)
Brighton Half Marathon (Photograph: Derek Martin)

Race organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon have today (September 28) announced The Grand Hotel as the headline sponsor for the race.

The 13.1-mile race takes part in the city on February 25, 2018, and now in its 28th year, the race is one of the first half marathons of the year.

The race is organised by The Sussex Beacon charity, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex.

The Brighton Half Marathon is the charity’s biggest annual event, as well as being a significant fundraising event for a variety of other worthy charities and causes.

The Grand Brighton has been confirmed as the headline partner for the next three years.

Martin Harrigan, Brighton Half Marathon’s race director, said: “Our new partnership with The Grand is the culmination of a long-term working relationship and we are incredibly excited that they will be the new headline sponsor for the Brighton Half Marathon for the next three years.

“As a business, The Grand Brighton has a passion for running, and over the years they have shown their commitment to the city of Brighton & Hove and their support for community based events – values which we, as an event owned and delivered by a local charity, find incredibly important.

“For the race team, this partnership is a big vote of confidence in our plans for the race, and it provides a fantastic platform to enable us to continue to develop the event over the next three years.”

Andrew Mosley, general manager at The Grand Brighton, said: “We are so excited to be the headline sponsor of The Brighton Half Marathon in 2018.

"As a business, it is so important that we give back to our local community and show support of fantastic and impactful local events such as the half marathon. It is such a popular race, enjoyed by so many residents of Brighton and beyond, and most importantly the funds raised each year make such a difference to so many people.”

Registration for 2018 general race entries is open.

To find out more, visit: www.brightonhalfmarathon.com