If you are based in Brighton and looking to take part in a run for charity, then read below to find out more. Running for charity doesn’t have to be boring and there are plenty of ways to get those miles in, improve your fitness and raise some money for a great cause. From colour runs and obstacle courses to 5k and 10k challenges and even half marathons, there’s plenty to choose from. Alder Hey is lucky enough to have fundraisers all over the country, so find out how you can take part in a running challenge in Brighton and fundraise for Alder Hey at the same time!

Ever since Alder Hey opened its doors to its brand new hospital in 2015, we have raised a huge amount for Alder Hey with the help of those taking part in running and charity challenges. The hospital is home to numerous specialist services including having a Department of Health Centre for Head and Face Surgery and a designated children’s Major Trauma Centre. Since 2013 our generous fundraisers have raised over £43million for lifesaving medical equipment and research and vital facilities to help not only our young patients but also their families, day in day out. Whether you’re an experienced runner looking to improve your fitness or are a first timer looking to take on a challenge, if you are considering fundraising for charity in the Brighton area, then get in touch with Alder Hey today.

Here are a few Brighton charity challenges you might want to have a go at:

Colour Run Brighton

A family fun run with a difference, this challenge is known as the ‘happiest 5k on earth’. The Colour Run Brighton is 5k in distance and aims to celebrate health and happiness, a perfect choice for your Alder Hey fundraiser. This race is open to all ages and abilities and friends and families can all attend, challenging themselves to a 5k run as well as having amazing fun with colour. The race itself has no winners or official times so is perfect for anyone new to running or as a fun day out whilst fundraising for charity! This year, the race is taking place in New Brighton on Saturday 21st September between 11am and 5pm. The Colour Run standard single charge is £23 per person which will include your t-shirt, colour pack and race bib. There are discounted costs for groups of runners. You can enter and find more information about the Colour Run Brighton here. If you want to run The Colour Run Brighton whilst raising money for Alder Hey, find out more here.

London to Brighton Challenge

The London to Brighton Challenge is exactly that. A challenge. With 100km, 50km or 25km to choose from, the challenge can be walked, ran or jogged – it’s totally up to you. Either way, the London to Brighton run is recommended for those that are used to completing long distances or have completed a training programme in order to do so. The next London to Brighton run will take place on 25/26 May 2020. The event starts in Richmond and ends on the beautiful Brighton coastline – it’s a charity run in Brighton that’s a real test of strength, agility and determination. To really test your fitness, push yourself through the London to Brighton Challenge. You can run the full 100km as a continuous challenge or you can camp half way around with other runners – a real experience to remember! For costs and event information, visit the London to Brighton challenge website

10k Runs Brighton 

A 10k is a doable challenge for both new and existing runners – whether you’re running for a new personal best or are simply determined to complete the distance. Completing a 10k race is a fantastic way of fundraising in Brighton and is the perfect way to raise money for a great cause such as Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Well known 10k runs in Brighton and the surrounding areas include the South Coast Run 2019 and the Beat the Tide 10k. If you’ve never run a 10k race before, you might want to take a look at some of our training information so that you can ensure that you are as prepared as possible for your 10k run in Brighton. Find out how you can run a 10k for Alder Hey here. If you are not ready to take on a 10k run challenge and would prefer something shorter, there are also some fantastic 5k runs in Brighton that you can have a go at which are an equally great way to fundraise for Alder Hey.

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