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Brighton Half Marathon

Brighton Half Marathon is one of the major running events on the half marathon calendar. A beautiful seafront course, amazing atmosphere, and crowds of Team Chestnut support.


Registration for 2020 is now open!

Brighton Half Marathon runners
Brighton Half Marathon runners

Starting and finishing on Madeira Drive, the Brighton Half Marathon takes in the best sights the city has to offer such as the stunning Brighton Pavilion and famous Brighton Pier, as well as fabulous stretches of coastal road from Ovingdean Cliffs to Hove Lagoon.


Brighton Half Marathon 2020

Run for Chestnut Tree House in the Brighton Half Marathon 2020 to help raise vital funds to provide care and support for even more children and their families across Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Registration is absolutely free with a minimum sponsorship of £200. We’ll be there to support you every step of the way!

Sign Up Today!


What do you get when you join Team Chestnut in 2020?

Support with your training
  • Coffee Catch Ups: Come and say hi. Meet us and other Team Chestnut runners over coffee and cake.
  • Training Runs: There’s a (half) marathon task ahead, so let’s achieve it together! We’ll put on training runs to help you reach the distance.
  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our Chestnut Tree House runners group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
Support with your fundraising
  • Running Vest: A Chestnut Tree House running vest to wear with pride on the day and for all your training runs.
  • Fundraising Pack: A guide to give your fundraising a kick start, full of ideas to inspire you!
  • JustGiving: The simplest way for your family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you.
  • Top 10 Tips: The things to remember to make your fundraising a success.
  • Sponsorship Form: Download the all important Chestnut Tree House Sponsor Form.
Support on race day
  • Team Photo: We’ll be there to meet you at the start and wave you off, but not before grabbing a Team Chestnut group shot.
  • Cheer Squad: We’ll be with all the way, with loads of supporters on route ready to hand out cheers and jelly babies.
  • Event Village: We’ll be there to welcome you home after your amazing achievement with refreshments and much needed massage.

Brighton Half Marathon 2020: Race Day

The Brighton Half Marathon 2020 takes place on Sunday 23 February at 9:00am, starting and finishing along Madeira Drive.

Getting your Brighton Half Marathon 2020 race number

Your race pack and race number will be posted out to you after you’ve registered.

Getting to Brighton Half Marathon 2020

Find more information about parking, travel, toilet locations and water stops on the Brighton Half Marathon website.

Brighton Half Marathon results

Results and timings for this year can be found on the Brighton Half Marathon website and will be posted on race day for 2020.

Brighton Half Marathon 2020 route map and road closures

The Brighton Half Marathon start line and finish line is alongside the Event Village on Madeira Drive. View the 2019 route map below.

Road closures start at 8:15am and continue until approx 1:30pm. View 2019 road closures on the Brighton Half Marathon website.

Brighton Half Marathon_2019 Course Map

The Brighton Half Marathon 2020 route map and road closures will be available nearer race day.

How your sponsor money will help

Here are just a few ways your support makes a huge difference to the lives of children and young people in our care…

• £220 allows a member of our Community Team to provide a few hours specialist care for a life-limited child in their home, giving the parents or carers quality time together.

• £230 gives a child the chance to visit the house for the day for a “Stay and Play” session. They will be able to enjoy our range of facilities whilst giving mum and dad a break.

• £285 provides one hour of all care services at Chestnut Tree House. This is the amount we have to raise every hour.

• £675 allows a child to spend a night at Chestnut Tree House, where they will receive specialist care and be able to enjoy all the facilities the house has to offer.

• £887 allows 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.

• £2,025 gives a child a 3 night break at Chestnut Tree House, where they’ll receive specialist care whilst also being able to relax in the multi-sensory room, enjoy the therapy pool, and join in with a host of activities…whilst mum and dad get to “recharge their batteries”.

Not a runner but would like to get involved…become a Team Chestnut volunteer!

We couldn’t make our events work without our team of amazing and dedicated volunteers. Helping with marshalling, car parking, bag drops, medal giving, and being part of our race day cheer squads.

View our current event volunteering opportunities or fill out an event volunteering form and we’ll be in touch.


Something to tell us

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