Take on half marathon and fundraise for The Sussex Beacon

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

A Brighton-based HIV charity is urging runners to sign up for a charity space in this year’s Brighton Half Marathon.

The Sussex Beacon, which organises and runs the event, has places left for the 13.1-mile race taking place on Sunday, February 25.

Its runners have raised £66,000 over the last two years of the half-marathon, which has gone towards offering specialist inpatient and outpatient treatment for people living with HIV.

Bill Puddicombe, executive director at The Sussex Beacon, said: “Here at the Sussex Beacon, we support people who are finding life with HIV tough or even unmanageable. Team Beacon runners play an important part in our work. Their effort and sponsorship mean that we can provide care and support to people who need it - when you run for us, you make a real difference.”

Team Beacon runners are required to fundraise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. In return, they receive training and fundraising support, a vest and fundraising pack, and access to an exclusive marquee in the race village with separate baggage and toilet facilities. Rgistrations need to be complete by Friday, January 26.

Alternatively, runners can divide the distance by entering The Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay in teams of five to enjoy exclusive race day perks.

To find out how to sign up for a charity place, visit: brightonhalfmarathon.com