Entries have opened for the Youth Races at next year’s Vitality Brighton Half Marathon race organisers have announced. Aimed at young runners aged 7-17, the 1 Mile Youth Races start and finish on Madeira Drive on Brighton’s seafront and the route takes in the famous city sights of the Brighton Wheel, Sea Life Centre and Brighton Pier on the same day as the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 22 February.
A total of 500 places are available and the age groups are 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 years, with each age category starting in its own wave. The first wave starts at 09:20am, after the start of the main 13.1 mile event at 9:00am.
Open to all abilities, the Youth Races give young runners the unique chance to cross the finish line and experience the inspirational race day atmosphere of a big race.
Registration to the Youth Races costs £7 (+£1 booking fee) and is now open. Entries close on Friday 19 December or when sold out. Each runner will have their race electronically chip-timed and will receive a free goody bag and medal at the finish line.
The Youth Races see a large representation of young club runners from the area and provide a unique showcase for emerging local talent. Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest girls and boys in each age group.
Public places to the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon have sold out but runners can still sign up to run for one of the official charities, including The Sussex Beacon and Laureus. Details can be found at Brighton Marathon website.
2015 will be a significant year in Vitality Brighton Half Marathon’s history as the race celebrates its 25th anniversary.
For further details about the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon and Brighton Half Youth Races, visit Brighton Marathon website.