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Brighton Half Marathon

The Brighton Half Marathon is one of the major running events on the half marathon calendar. A beautiful seafront course, amazing crowd support and the chance to support Chestnut Tree House the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex.



Run for Team Chestnut and make every step count For The Now!


Starting and finishing on Madeira Drive just east of the famous Brighton Pier, the route takes in the best of the city centre as well as fabulous stretches of coastal road. You’re guaranteed a picturesque view and an amazing atmosphere.

There are two ways to take part in this exciting event:

Chestnut Tree House charity entry

You can apply for a Chestnut Tree House charity place through the Brighton Half Marathon website.  There is a registration fee of £35.50, which goes to the race organisers, and then all we ask is for a minimum sponsorship pledge of £200 to be raised within a month after the event.

Run with your own place

If you’ve already got your own place in the 2018 Brighton Half Marathon you can still join our team. Call us on 01903 706355 or Email us today or fill out an enquiry form where you can also apply for our other running events.


What you can expect when you join our team

Race day

• We’ll have our enthusiastic cheer teams along the route ready to cheer you on. Don’t forget to wear your Chestnut Tree House vest so that you stand out from the crowd.

• We’ll hold a post-race reception in the Race Village with refreshments and massage.

Support with your training

• Join our Facebook group to chat with other Chestnut Tree House runners and share training tips and advice.

Support with your fundraising

We’ll send you a Chestnut Tree House fundraising pack, however you can start your fundraising straight away by doing the following:

• Set up a Just Giving page – the easy way to raise sponsor money online. Visit www.justgiving.com to get started!

• Take a look at our fundraising hints and tips

• Download a Chestnut Tree House sponsor form


How your sponsor money will help

£157 allows a member of our Community Team to provide a few hours specialist nursing care and symptom management for a life-limited child in the child’s home, allowing the parents or carers to spend quality time together.

£285 will provide for one hour of all care services at Chestnut Tree House

£651 will allow a child to spend a night at Chestnut Tree House, where they will receive specialist care and symptom management from our nursing team and be able to enjoy the facilities which the hospice offers

£887 will allow a nurse to support a family immediately following bereavement, helping them to plan the funeral and to say their final goodbyes to their child

£1,500 allows our Community Team to host a Family Day for 20 families, providing a range of activities and information for the whole family to enjoy

£1,953 will give a child a 3 night break at Chestnut Tree House where they will receive specialist care and symptom management from our nursing team and, where required, end of life care. Of course they will also be able to enjoy the hydrotherapy pool, relax in the multi-sensory room and join in with a host of activities, whilst mum and dad get the chance to “recharge their batteries.”

If you have a story for the media about why you’d like to run for Chestnut Tree House, please email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk to tell us all about it, using the subject line News Story – Brighton Half Marathon.

Not interested in running but would like to get involved?

Then become a volunteer!

View our current event volunteering opportunities or fill out an event volunteering form.