Looking forward to the Brighton Marathon

brighton_marathonThe inaugural Brighton Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 18th April 2010, promises to be a fantastic occasion for the City and, from what I have seen and heard, residents are embracing it wholeheartedly. Last week was the Brighton Marathon charity partners’ launch and I’m sure that huge amounts of money will be raised for numerous local good causes.

As a council we were very keen for this to be an event for the local community and that is why we insisted on holding 1,000 of the places in the marathon for people from the BN postcode. Just as the London Marathon has become a real community celebration, so we want the Brighton Marathon to be too.

Talking about London, the Marathon is real boost to our lead up to the Olympic Games in 2012. We are planning an extensive programme of sports participation and cultural events and performances to encourage residents to become more active and involved in sport. The marathon will take pride of place alongside international events like the recent ‘White Air’ extreme sports festival and more local events including The Brighton & Hove Aqua Festival and the TakePart International Festival of Sport

And for the budding Paula Radcliffes amongst you, there is still an opportunity to take part in the race.

1 Response to “Looking forward to the Brighton Marathon”


  1. 1 Ben Duncan October 7, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for this Mary: the inaugural Brighton marathon will be a splendid showcase for the city, and provides a great opportunity for more residents to get into running, a free, healthy, sporting activity.

    Will you be joining Ann, Alex and myself in running the event? I hope so – four out of 54 councillors taking part would be a great demonstration of our collective support for the event.

    I’ll be raising money for The Argus Appeal – and the Brighton Unemployed Families Centre Food Project (for more details do see http://greenkemptownben.blogspot.com/search/label/Brighton%20Marathon )


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