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Brighton Marathon 2020

Due to the escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Brighton Marathon has been postponed from 19 April until 20 September 2020.  We’d like to thank our Team Chestnut runners for their support, especially at this difficult time, and for making every step count for children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Sussex.


Team Chestnut 2020!

Team Chestnut at Brighton Marathon 2019
Kempy at Brighton Marathon 2019
Fran at Brighton Marathon 2019
Lorna being cheered on at Brighton Marathon 2019
Rob at Brighton Marathon 2019
Crossing the line at Brighton Marathon 2019

Brighton Marathon 2020

Update 13 March 2020

We completely understand why the decision was taken to postpone the Brighton Marathon Weekend. The preparation needed for running events like this by the participants who signed up to take part for Chestnut Tree House should not be underestimated. We would like to thank all our Team Chestnut runners for their support and hope to see them on the rescheduled date in September.

All runners due to take part in the Brighton Marathon Weekend should have received official communications from the event organisers. But, if you were due to run for us and have any queries, please get in touch with our events team.

Thank you for your support. We will keep you informed with updates from the organisers, as well as more dates for summer training runs.

Team Chestnut runners taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2020 help raise vital funds to provide care and support for even more children and their families across Sussex and South East Hampshire.

What you get with Team Chestnut in 2020

Support with your training
  • Running Vest: A Chestnut Tree House running vest to wear with pride on the day and for all your training runs.
  • Coffee Catch Ups: Come and say hi. Meet us and other Team Chestnut runners over coffee and cake.
  • Training Runs: There’s a marathon task ahead, so let’s achieve it together! We’ll be put on training runs to help you reach the distance.
  • Pasta Party: It’s all about carb loading for the big day. You’ll be invited to join us at the house for a Team Chestnut tour and pasta!
  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our Chestnut Tree House runners group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
Support with your fundraising
  • 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.
  • Sponsorship Form: Download the all important Chestnut Tree House Sponsor Form.
  • Money Box: Perfect for putting up in the staff kitchen or for that loose change.
  • Top 10 Tips: The things to remember to make your fundraising a success.
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 Marathon 2020: Race Day Info

Brighton Marathon 2020 will no longer take place on Sunday 19 April. On Friday 13 March, the decision was taken by event organisers to postpone the event to Sunday 20 September. Details will be confirmed nearer the time, but is likely to start at 9:45am from Preston Park to the Event Village on Madeira Drive.

Getting your Brighton Marathon 2020 race number

You’ll need to collect your race pack and race number from the Event Village on the Friday or Saturday ahead of the event.

Getting to Brighton Marathon 2020

Find more information about parking, travel, shuttle buses, bag-drops, toilet locations and water stops in 2020 on the Brighton Marathon website.

Brighton Marathon results

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

Brighton Marathon 2020 route map and road closures

The Brighton Marathon start line and bag drop is at Preston Park and finish line is on Madeira Drive. View the full 2019 route map below.

Road closures will likely start at 5:30am and continue throughout the day. View the full 2019 road closures map here.

Brighton Marathon 2019 route map

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

How your sponsor money helps

Here is how your support can help transform the lives of local children, young people, and their families everyday…

• Your £220 means a child can be cared for at home, giving the parents or carers quality time together.

• Your £230 means a child can enjoy themselves with a day of play at Chestnut Tree House.

• Your £285 means an hour of all care services can be given at Chestnut Tree House.

• Your £675 means a child can spend a whole night at Chestnut Tree House.

• Your £887 means a family are fully supported through the most difficult time of saying their final goodbyes to their child.

Your £1,500 means 20 families can enjoy a whole dedicated Family Day full of fun and activities that give families precious time together.

Your £2,025 means a child can enjoy a 3 night break at Chestnut Tree House; relaxing in the multi sensory room, floating and splashing in the therapy pool, and having fun playing…all 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.