children running in the marathon

Brighton Mini Mile

Event details

Thank you to everyone who’s signed up to the Mini-Mile – we were completely sold out and had so much fun. We’ll be back again for 2024, so check back soon for signing up.

In the meantime see if you can spot your face in the crowd in our Facebook photo album.

Location: Brighton - Preston Park
When: Saturday 1st April 2023
Event type: Runs

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 friend

Mini mile winners

Why join the Mini Mile?

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

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

On a visit to Chestnut Tree House, children with life-threatening illnesses can be astronauts for the day in the multi-sensory room, they discover creepy crawlies on a woodland walk, or form their very own pop group in the music room!

Just by signing up, you’re doing something amazing, and 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.

We can help you fundraise

Make your Mini Mile extra special by getting sponsorship and raising money for local children who need hospice care. We've got lots of ideas and ways to get you started:

Find out about fundraising

What does your generous donation help with?

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 a fun hour of activities for a child, including treasure hunts, baking or crazy foam messy play!


could pay for a session with a family counsellor, offering emotional support for siblings and parents/carers


could give a family of four an overnight stay at Chestnut Tree House – a rare chance to relax as a family