Brighton Marathon

Date:
Add to Calendar 2021-09-12 00:00:00 2021-09-12 00:00:00 Brighton Marathon Join 12,000 runners for the Brighton Marathon, through the historic city centre, along the glorious seafront and finishing by the famous pier in front of thousands of cheering spectators. Preston Park, Brighton WaterAid UK [email protected] Europe/London public
Where:
Preston Park, Brighton
Distance:
26.2 miles
Registration fee:
£40
Minimum sponsorship:
£500
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Event information

Join 12,000 runners for the Brighton Marathon, through the historic city centre, along the glorious seafront and finishing by the famous pier in front of thousands of cheering spectators.

Brighton beach is transformed into the marathon Event Village, with pre-race registration, massage & talks and post-race celebration as runners reunite with friends and family, enjoy live coverage on big screens, food, bars and an atmosphere like no other running event!

Run the Brighton Marathon for WaterAid

What you'll get from us

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package. As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask a coach or physio your training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions
  • A WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt

We also provide a fundraising pack to help you meet your targets, fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners (upon request) and regular newsletters with support and advice from our dedicated WaterAid events team.

If you have a question or would like to chat about joining Team WaterAid please get in touch.

FAQs

I have my own place in the Brighton Marathon, how can I join Team WaterAid?

Congrats on securing your own place – we'd love to have you on board!

To join Team WaterAid you can either pop us an email at [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join our team, or you can set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving. They'll tell us you’re fundraising for WaterAid and we’ll get in touch to say thank you and send you a fundraising pack.

I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?

If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.

If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at [email protected].

What training advice and support do you provide?

We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.

We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing [email protected]

I have an injury and now I can't take part in the event I signed up for. What should I do?

We're really sorry to hear that – please contact our events team at [email protected] to let us know you won’t be taking part.

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This will cover the cost of the event place and administration fees that WaterAid have to pay, and help provide much needed support to some of the world’s poorest communities.

If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're on hand to help you out with tips and ideas that will help you reach your target and we may be able to extend your deadline, so that you have that little bit longer to fundraise.

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can pay your money in online, or send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
6th floor
20 Canada Square
London ​​​​​​
​E14 5NN

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Contact us

Have a question about the Brighton Marathon? Or do you need some help with your fundraising? Contact Bob in our Events team and he’ll be happy to help.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7793 4594

You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.

Bob in our events team - contact him if you have questions about the Brighton Matathon
WaterAid/Billy Barraclough