Brighton Marathon Weekend 2018
Join us for live coverage of the 2018 Brighton Marathon, as we bring you live updates from across the city and from outside the Mercure Seafront Hotel, Kings Road this Sunday, in association with Chestnut Tree House.
Since it's inauguration, the Brighton Marathon has grown dramatically to become the Brighton Marathon Weekend, the most exciting three-day running event on the Sussex coast, comprising The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races on the Saturday, the BM10k and Brighton Marathon races on the Sunday and the Event Village on Brighton beach.
The Brighton Marathon
The Marathon itself has a new start time this year of 9:45am, starting at Preston Park, The course takes runners through 26.2 miles of our great city and surrounding areas. This spectacular afternoon was enjoyed by over 150,000 spectators last year, and continues to get bigger and better every year.
The best times for men and women are well under 2 hours 10 minutes, making it the second-fastest marathon in the UK. It is also the second-largest marathon in the UK and eighth-largest in Europe.
2014 saw the first 'super-fast' BM10K added to the weekend schedule. The BM10K runners share the same start at Preston Park, but set off 45 minutes beforehand at 9am. The course is fast and flat, taking participants through the city centre and finishing at Madeira Drive.
The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races
Children as young as 7 can get involved with the Brighton Marathon Weekend and run a 1 mile course at Preston Park in age related races. These races take place the day before the Marathon so they too can experience all the fun and atmosphere of the Brighton Marathon Weekend.
Juice 107.2 In Association With Chestnut Tree House
This year Juice 107.2 is supporting Chestnut Tree House who care for around 300 children and young people with life-shortening conditions across Sussex, all of whom are unlikely to reach adulthood.
On a visit to the House, kids 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.
As well as care provided at the House, there is also a Chestnut Tree Community Nursing Team who visit families at home, taking children out to explore their local community or simply giving tired families and carers the chance to take a well-earned break.
Then, when the time comes, Chestnut Tree House helps families say goodbye, in whatever way feels right for them, either at home or in the hospice itself. They offer ongoing bereavement support for the whole family.
It costs Chestnut Tree House well over £3.5 million every year to provide all its specialist care services and less than 7% of that comes from central Government. They never charge families a penny, so rely heavily on the generosity of the local community.
The money raised from events like the Brighton Marathon makes a huge difference, and helps Chestnut Tree House continue to care for local children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
This November, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice will celebrate its 15th birthday.
Chestnut Tree House helps families live For the Now. They are the hand that reassures, a hug that comforts, a safe port in a sea of life-changing diagnoses and round the clock care.
Now is precious moments that give a lifetime of memories, the chance to be a parent for a few hours, rather than a carer, and the opportunity for kids to just be kids, to do all the things that kids their age should do.
Now is all about exploring, creating, enjoying and treasuring. And for our supporters it’s all about the high of doing something important, something that they didn’t think they could do. It’s about making their own memories whilst making a difference.
Chestnut Tree House. For local families. For living. #ForTheNow.
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