Take on this fast flat course and explore Brighton and Hove, taking in the glorious coastal views and with fantastic support from the crowds. A great alternative to the London Marathon.


Brighton Marathon

 April 2016

Where: Brighton

Distance: Marathon (26.2 miles)

General entries for the Brighton Marathon 2016 open on Tuesday 14 April. If you're interested in taking on this challenge for WaterAid let us know at events@wateraid.org.

We'll support you every step of the way, and you'll be able to run in the knowledge that every step you take will help some of the world's poorest communities take their first essential steps out of poverty.


On Sunday 12 April 2015 we had an amazing team of 30 runners take part in the Brighton Marathon for WaterAid.

The runners enjoyed a beautiful sunny day with a light coastal breeze and amazing support from around the course as our teams of staff and volunteers cheered the runners on to reach the finish line!

Thank you to all of our fabulous runners and volunteers for their incredible support. Check out some of our photos from the day - visit our Facebook.

If you’d like to take on this fantastic marathon for WaterAid in 2016 please get in touch to let us know!

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us, to provide you with a training support package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and webinar sessions
  • An invite to our training day on Saturday 31 January

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap or toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team
Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

Sponsorship details

How to send sponsorship in 

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.