We’re delighted to announce Team GB distance runner and athlete Beth Kidger as this year’s Youth Race starter. Not only is Beth an accomplished athlete, but she’s also a Brighton local!
After a three-year break for the Brighton Youth Races, we’re ecstatic to announce they’re back for 2023 and Beth is able to join us on the day.
On starting the Youth Race, Beth told us: “As a child I was heavily into gymnastics with my twin sister Megan. Then when we were about 12, we decided to go along to Crawley AC once a week as my brother Joel trained there and I just fell in love with athletics. I love the sense of freedom running gives you. There’s no better sense of achievement than when you cross that finish line, so I am looking forward to cheering on all the young runners on the day.”
Taking place on the same day as the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday, 26th February 2023, the Youth Races are open to all abilities, aged between 7 and 17.
Starting at Hove Prom and split into five different age categories, youngsters can choose to either run or jog the 1-mile race.
The event gives youngsters a unique opportunity to experience the buzz of race day. All entries will receive a chip-timed, technical T-shirt and medal, plus prizes for the first three runners in each of the five age categories.
Youngsters (and family members) may well get the chance to grab a selfie with Beth before the Youth Races start! Make sure to give her a wave at the start line.
Take part in the 2023 Brighton Youth Races
The first Youth Race starts at 9am and places are available now. Rockinghorse Children’s Charity is the official charity partner of the Brighton Half Marathon Youth Race.
By running in the Youth Races, you’ll be supporting a charity which provides life-saving medical equipment for children in Sussex.