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Brighton Half Marathon

Take in the salty air and breathtaking sea views for the 31st annual Brighton Half Marathon - a rare midsummer edition for 2021. Turn every step into support for the NHS, by using your place in the race to raise funds for Sussex Community NHS Charity.

The event takes in Brighton in all its beauty: you’ll run past Brighton Pavilion Pier, Hove’s colourful beach huts, the Royal Pavilion, and the British Airways i360. You’re also promised stunning sea views in 95% of the course! The race is one of the first major half marathons in the running calendar and one of the most popular races in the UK. It is also renowned for its relatively flat course - so sign up today and be a step closer to achieving that personal best!

Our very own Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, Diarmaid Crean, will be running to raise funds and awareness for our charity, and brings with him a team of friends and family. Read more: It's Diarmaid Vs sisters in charity run

Event Details

Date: 10 October 2021 

Location: Madeira Drive, Brighton

Distance: 13.1 miles

Registration fee: £10

Fundraising target: £200 - but the sky's the limit!

Why run for Sussex Community NHS Charity

By running for our charity, you will be helping us to continue providing grants to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to:

  • Improve the physical and mental health of patients, staff and volunteers
  • Support staff development to help them provide excellent care
  • Improve the equipment and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients.
  • Create patient and family friendly care environments
  • Advance our understanding through medical research

Join our team today and support your local NHS!

£200 could fund additional equipment or diagnostic tools to enhance patient care, pay for a team building day to boost staff morale, buy essential goodies for patient discharge gift baskets or even spruce up a waiting area to improve patient experience.


How to join the team

We would love to have you on the team! There are two ways to join:

Charity place

We are delighted to have places in the 2021 Brighton Half Marathon! To join our team, please email rosie.hemming@nhs.net. We will be in touch with details to pay your £10 registration fee and sign you up to the race.


Own place

If you already have your general registration place in the race, simple contact our Charity Office to join our team. Email rosie.hemming@nhs.net or call 01273 266040. We will support you every step of the way, and provide you with guidance, tips and resources to raise funds and make the most out of your Brighton Half Marathon experience.


Start fundraising

Once you have your place, set up your JustGiving Fundraising Page. Need a little help? We are happy to assist, please get in touch for support.




Register your interest in the 2022 race

We haven't opened registration for our team in the 2022 race yet, but if you are keen to join the team, please get in touch at sc-tr.charity@nhs.net to register your interest. 

What you will receive

As a Sussex Community NHS Charity runner, you will receive:

  • Our brand new design, technical running vest
  • Access to our online fundraising toolkit
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • Join our Strava team for virtual cheers every step of your training runs!

Your fundraising toolkit


Download our fundraising guide

Download our printable sponsorship form

Visit out JustGiving Campaign to check out the teams progress!


Set up your JustGiving page:

Get in touch

Our Charity Office is always here to provide you with support, advice and fundraising resources throughout your fundraising journey.

Call us: 01273 266040

Email us: sc-tr.charity@nhs.net

Write to us: Sussex Community NHS Charity, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW


Say hello on social media

Facebook: @scftcharity

Twitter: @scft_charity

Instagram: @scft_charity