The Grand Brighton announced as headline sponsor of the Brighton Half Marathon

The Grand Brighton is proud to announce that it will be the headline sponsor of the Brighton Half Marathon in February 2018.

Taking place Sunday 25th February 2018, the 13-mile route takes runners from Brighton’s famous pier through the centre of the city, before heading along the seafront past the iconic Grand Brighton hotel. The Brighton Half Marathon has become one of the most popular races in the UK since its first event in the 1990s, and will celebrate its 28th year in 2018.

As the headline sponsor of the marathon, The Grand Brighton will be able to give back to the Brighton community in supporting all the runners and their fundraising efforts, and are confirmed as the headline sponsor for the next three years.

The race is organised by The Sussex Beacon charity, who raise vital funds every year to help support those treated at their specialist care centre in Brighton as well as the 100,000 people living with HIV around the UK. The Brighton Half Marathon is the charity’s biggest annual event, as well as being a significant fundraising event for a variety of other worthy charities and causes.

Andrew Mosley, General Manager at The Grand Brighton, said: “We are so excited to be the headline sponsor of The Brighton Half Marathon in 2018. As a business, it is so important that we give back to our local community and show support of fantastic and impactful local events such as the half marathon. It is such a popular race, enjoyed by so many residents of Brighton and beyond, and most importantly the funds raised each year make such a difference to so many people.”

Sussex Beacon’s Race Director, Martin Harrigan, adds: “Our new partnership with The Grand is the culmination of a long-term working relationship and we are incredibly excited that they will be the new headline sponsor for the Brighton Half Marathon for the next three years.

“As a business, The Grand Brighton has a passion for running, and over the years they have shown their commitment to the city of Brighton & Hove and their support for community based events – values which we, as an event owned and delivered by a local charity, find incredibly important.

“For the race team, this partnership is a big vote of confidence in our plans for the race, and it provides a fantastic platform to enable us to continue to develop the event over the next three years.”