Race Day:

26 February 2017

Race History


2017 will be the 27th year of the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon. One of the first major halfs in the running calendar, the race is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

A small group of individuals started the race back in the early 1990s and the money raised from that very first race was used to help fund the building of The Sussex Beacon, the charity which organises the race.

Over the past 26 years the race has grown in numbers and stature and it is now one of the largest running events in the south east and a significant fundraising event for many worthy charities and causes.

In 2014, the Brighton Half Marathon was delighted to be selected to join the Vitality Run Series, which features seven of the UK’s leading half marathons and two 10Ks.

The Vitality Brighton Half Marathon is the biggest annual fundraising event for The Sussex Beacon, supporting a specialist HIV care centre in Brighton. Find out more information about The Sussex Beacon here.