Race Day 2020

23 February

Youth Races

Get ready for an extra special race day!

The Brighton Half Youth Races are back! We’re welcoming all young runners to run a mile on the course of the half marathon on 23rd February. Next year promises to be even more special as the Youth Races will be part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the Brighton Half Marathon.

Please be aware that entries to the 2020 Youth Races are now closed.

Runners at the 2019 event

A fun, friendly race for all abilities

The Youth Races are open to anyone aged 7-17. We encourage runners of all abilities to enter the races and be inspired to get active and develop a love of exercise and running.

Our junior runners will get the amazing opportunity to experience the buzz of a big race and the wonderful crowd support that Brighton Half is famous for.

We also work in partnership with Active for Life on their annual Running Challenge programme for children in Y3-Y6 – find out more in our blog.











All about our Youth Races

The races start and finish at Hove Lawns and runners run for a mile along the Prom. We have a Youth Race marquee on the Lawns, where you can safely drop off your child before the event and pick them up afterwards. You can easily watch and cheer on runners at all stages of the mile race – the Prom is perfect for taking photos!

We will have five age categories in the 2020 event:

  • 7-8 years old
  • 9-10 years old
  • 11-12 years old
  • 13-14 years old
  • 15-17 years old
Caroline Lucas presents medals at the 2019 event
Tech T-shirt, medal & more!

As well as getting involved in all the excitement of race day, every runner will receive:

  • A free technical T-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Goody bag

We’ll also be awarding prizes to the first, second and third place winners in each age category in all of the boys and girls races.









Meet our sponsor: The Brighton Family Panto!Aladdin logo

We’re delighted to introduce our race partner The Brighton Family Panto. Following the success of Peter Pan at Christmas 2019, the Family Panto returns with Aladdin in 2020 – find out more at brightonfamilypanto.com