Charity places in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon close on Sunday 3rd February and runners are being urged to sign up to avoid missing out.

The 29th Brighton Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 24th February. General entries to the race sold out in December and charity places are now the only way to enter the race.

Runners can choose to run for over 30 partner charities, including local charities RISE, Chestnut Tree House and The Sussex Beacon, plus national charities including Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan.

The Grand Brighton Half Marathon is once again supported by headline sponsor in The Grand, the city’s iconic seafront hotel, which is also on the course route.

The race is organised by Brighton-based charity The Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. The charity helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex and the race is the charity’s largest annual event.

The Grand Brighton Half Marathon has become one of the most popular races in the UK since its first event in the 1990s. The 13.1-mile half marathon route takes runners from Brighton’s famous pier through the centre of the city, before heading along the seafront past The Grand hotel.