Our vision is a world free from domestic abuse – where each and every person has the right to be in a safe, supportive, and equal relationship, and nobody is afraid of what will happen to them when they go home. If you agree with us, why not run the Brighton Half Marathon for RISE in 2019, the year we celebrate our 25th anniversary!
For 25 years we’ve provided comfort, advice, solace and safety to people living in Brighton & Hove and beyond, but without important fundraising events like the Brighton Half Marathon we simply wouldn’t be able to continue our vital work.
We don’t for a minute under-estimate the hard work, sacrifice, chafing and blisters it takes to complete a 13 mile run… and are so grateful to each and every amazing person who chooses to run for us! We will do our utmost to look after you and support you every step of the way, whether this is your first Half Marathon or you are a seasoned distance runner.
It’s important to us to give you the best experience possible, and will provide:
- A fabulous goody-bag overflowing with treats (all kindly donated from an array of awesome local companies)
- Access to the RISE tent in the athlete’s village on race day for you, your friends and family. Our tent promises to be awash with all the cake you can eat, and plenty of hugs.
- A fetching hot pink running vest to make you stand out to our teams of cheer squads
- A warm feeling from knowing you’re helping RISE support people affected by domestic abuse in the city
But don’t just take our word for it, one of last year’s RISE runners said: “I was proud to support a local, Brighton charity that is so important. The charity tent was lovely. The staff were supportive and friendly before and after the event. The range of refreshments was very welcome – as well as spare safety pins!”
A staggering 1 in 4 women will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime. With the help of our supporters RISE is able to offer the following support to people living in Brighton & Hove:
- The only local domestic abuse helpline
- A refuge with room for 15 families in urgent need
- An LGBTQ+ service for survivors of domestic abuse which was the first in England
- Support with housing, finance, criminal and civil proceedings
- Counselling and support groups
- Drop-ins and case-work