children running in the marathon

Brighton Mini Mile Races

Thank you to everyone who ran the Mini Mile in 2022. As a team you raised an amazing £8000 for local children with life-limiting illnesses

Event details

Calling all runners aged 7-17!

Could you become a Mini Mile Megastar by taking on the challenge of the Brighton Mini Mile Races by running 1 mile around Preston Park to make a difference for local children who need hospice care?

Registration fee: Free to sign up! 

Location: Brighton - Preston Park
When: Saturday 1st April 2023 at 11:00am
Event type: Runs
2023 event information
Two joyful mega mile runners

Running isn’t just about getting to the finish line ...

... it’s that exciting feeling you get when you try to run so fast you don’t know if your legs can keep up, it’s that feeling of having nothing to worry about but the next step, and it’s that feeling of utter joy laughing and running with friends.

Whatever makes you love running, you can use that love to help so many sick children and families create wonderful memories together.

More details about the Mini Mile
  • Route: 1 mile course around Preston Park
  • Registration Fee: Free to enter
  • Age category: Any child aged 7 – 17 years

By taking part in the Mini Mile Races for Chestnut Tree House, you really will be making a difference to local children. When you join the team you will get:

  • A welcome pack
  • Fundraising support
  • Support from Sydney the squirrel on the day
  • Cheers and high fives to see you across the finish line
  • A certificate in recognition of your achievement

Just by signing up, you’re doing something amazing. There are lots of ways you can support us with your mini mile run

  • When you sign up you can make a donation directly to Chestnut Tree House
  • Start a JustGiving page and let all your family and friends know that you are taking part, so they can sponsor you
  • Encourage your friends to sign up as well, the more the merrier
  • Tell your school or any local clubs that you belong to all about the Mini Mile

You can find all the details you need about race day on the Mini Mile Races website.

If you have a questions about running and fundraising for Chestnut Tree House, please contact the team using the online form.

Sign up to become a Team Chestnut Megastar

On a visit to Chestnut Tree House, children just like you, can be astronauts for the day in the multi-sensory room, discover creepy crawlies on a woodland walk, or form their very own pop group in the music room. It is a place where parents can just be parents, and not carers, and where siblings have people to talk to who understand. Sign up today and help us support children to just be children.

Register for 2023

Make a difference with every step!

Support local children and families who don’t have long together have the chance to live life to the full and say goodbye in the way that is right for them.


could pay for someone just like you to get creative and build their very own space shuttle or dinosaur out of LEGO


could give a family a couple of hours splashing about safely together in the swimming pool at Chestnut Tree House


is enough to give a child a fun day out to the local park, bowling alley, or beach while their medical needs are taken care of