Over 8000 places have already been snapped up for next year's Vitality Brighton Half Marathon 2016. With six months to race day, take-up has been healthy for the 26th edition of the event on Sunday 28 February.
Organisers are already predicting a sell-out for the general places at the coastal race. The event is established as one of the best-loved half marathons in the UK today, with a famous seafront course and fantastic support from crowds.
The race's February date is ideal timing for anyone training for a spring marathon such as Brighton, London, Manchester or Paris.
Race director, Martin Harrigan, commented: “It really is a fantastic event that continues to grow year on year whilst still retaining its community feel. Support on the course is incredible and the atmosphere along Madeira Drive as you approach the finish is something really special and not to be missed!”
The general public entry fee is £34 for affiliated runners and £36 for non-affiliated runners, including a goody bag and a medal at the finish.
The Vitality Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and main fundraiser for Brighton-based charity, The Sussex Beacon, a unique centre providing innovative services to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV.
Runners can choose to be part of Team Beacon and help raise funds for The Sussex Beacon, or they can run for one of the other official charities which include Laureus, RISE, Chestnut Tree House, Scope, WaterAid plus more. Charities partnering with the race are listed on the website, where runners can find out more and sign up.
A firm fixture on the national running calendar, the race is also part of the national Vitality Run Series featuring seven of the UK’s leading half marathons plus two 10Ks. Go to the event website for further details and to register.