Brighton Marathon 2020

Preston Park, Brighton

Registration fee: £10 Sponsorship: £475

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You may have heard that this event has been postponed. You should have heard from the race organiser by now and we have also been in touch with your options. Whatever you decide, there's always a place for you with #TeamNSPCC, so please do get in touch with us to let us know what you would like to do. We're grateful for all your hard work training and fundraising – it's only with the help of people like you we're able to protect children today and prevent abuse tomorrow.

You can still join #TeamNSPCC for the new date too! Sign up for this event and help us make sure we can still be here for children.

Enjoy a seafront finish in one of the UK's favourite marathons

Take on the Brighton Marathon with #TeamNSPCC on 20 September 2020. With an amazing atmosphere and beautiful sea views, the Brighton Marathon is the perfect event for runners of all levels and experience. 

Why take part? 

  • Receive world class training tips and tailored support from our training partners
  • Your own NSPCC running vest with iron on letters
  • VIP treatment at our post race marquee with food, drinks, and sports massages
  • Lots of whoops and cheers from our cheer points en-route
  • You'll be doing something amazing for children

A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds and it costs £4 to answer their call. By raising £475 you could pay for 118 children to get the help and support they need from our Childline counsellors.*

Sign up today

Registration is just £10 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £475 to support our work.

Get a charity place

"The cheer points on route were fabulous, they were really motivational and kept me going!"
Brighton Marathon 2019 runner

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your team mates

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

Two women and a man training

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

I've got my place!

The Brighton Marathon is run by Grounded Events. If you've already bought your place in the event we would love to welcome you to the team as an own place runner. 

So something amazing and support the NSPCC.

I've got my place!

Fundraising ideas

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As the world is changing daily, so is the way people are fundraising and asking for sponsorship. We’re here to help you think of fundraising in a different and safe way during this time.

Did you know… Donations made via Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are paid to the NSPCC once a week. This means that we can put every donation to use immediately – so we can continue to be there for children.

Here is our handy guide to how you might reach your target during lockdown (and have fun at the same time!)

  • Online pub quiz - £100
    You don’t need to be at your local to hold a quiz, get online and use a video conference platform to host one instead. Ask individuals to donate in return for taking part. 
  • Hold an online class - £100
    You may be a teacher, fancy yourself as a fitness guru or can teach a musical instrument. If not why not reach out to friends and family to host a class on your behalf.
  • Have a clear out - £150
    Having a big sort out is great during anytime of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.

You can also click here for our top tips on how to share your fundraising page during lockdown!


Email us on with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Your donation could go towards Childline or it could help us fund services such as NSPCC's therapeutic services and Speak Out Stay Safe service. Donations are distributed based on need.