2020 marked a big birthday for The Grand Brighton Half Marathon – it was our 30th anniversary. One of the first major half marathons in the running calendar, we’re proud that the event 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 30 years the race has grown in numbers 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.
The Grand 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.