Date: Sunday 9 April 2017
Distance: 26.2 miles
Entry fee: Free
Minimum Fundraising commitment for a guaranteed place: £500 (excluding gift aid)
I would like a Tommy's place
Click here to apply for a guaranteed place to run for Tommy's. Entry is free but a minimum sponsorship of £500 (excl. gift aid) to cover our costs for this race is required.
I have my own place
Click here to let us know if you already have your place in the race. Once you register we can send you your free running vest and any fundraising materials you need. This requires no minimum sponsorship—just raise as much as you can!
About the Brighton Marathon
This thrilling race takes place in one of the UK's most beautiful seaside cities. Run the 26 miles and go for a dip afterwards to cool off! The location couldn't be better to a great day out for all the family.
How Tommy's will support you
Whether you run with your own place, or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care!
- Fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
- Dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
- Huge cheers on the day from our Tommy's cheering team
- Top quality breathable running vest
- Ability chat to other Tommy's runners via Facebook
- Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.
What our runners say about us
“I just wanted to thank you and the team at Tommy's for all of the support that you have provided. You have been really friendly and helpful; it was a real privilege to run for such a worthy cause. The Tommy's team in the crowd were amazing - a real boost when I needed it at the end. Please pass on my thanks to everyone at Tommy’s!”
Our cheering stations at the Brighton Marathon
We have a cheering station on the seafront opposite the old West Pier at the bottom of Montpelier Road to catch you both ways and we will also have a tent in the village to welcome you after your mammoth achievement.
Fundraising hints and tips
Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day...
We have a set of Brighton Marathon training guides just for you
Download your marathon training guides
Marathon training guide
This guide will help you prepare and train for your marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.
Beginners marathon training plan
This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to marathons.
Intermediate marathon training plan
This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those with some experience in half marathons.
Advanced marathon training plan
This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those experienced in marathons.
Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.
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Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.
There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!
Tommy's top fundraising tips
There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.
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