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May 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

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Brighton HM selected for new national Vitality Run Series

Jessica Ennis-Hill unveils a giant female runner to launch the Vitality Run Series in Battersea Park today.London. Britain

We’re delighted to announce that Brighton Half Marathon was today revealed as one of eight races in the brand-new Vitality Run Series, launched today in London’s Battersea Park by London 2012 Olympic Heptathlon Gold Medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Featuring seven of the UK’s leading half marathons and one 10k event during 2014/15, the Vitality Run Series aims to inspire all runners to step up to their next challenge. You can see the other races in the Series below.

Being part of the prestigious Vitality Run Series will help to reinforce Brighton Half Marathon as a headline event in the UK’s growing running calendar.

Jessica Ennis-Hill, acting as spokesperson for the sponsors in her capacity as Vitality Ambassador says:  “It’s exciting for Brighton Half Marathon to be one of the eight races in the Vitality Run Series. Being part of a great series of half marathons and 10ks around the UK will really raise its profile nationally and make Brighton Half one of the big races to take part in on the UK running calendar. Whether you are a beginner, charity runner or on the hunt to set a new personal best you will be offered a brilliant racing experience.”

See Jess unveiling the giant running statue ‘Victoria’ , who’ll be coming to Brighton for our 2015 race in February 2015 below.

The Vitality Run Series calendar of events
Run Hackney, June 22nd 2014
British 10k, July 13th 2014
Oxford Half Marathon, October 12th 2014
Brighton Half Marathon, February 22nd 2015
Bath Half Marathon, 1st March 2015
North London Half Marathon, March 2015
Reading Half Marathon, March 2015
Liverpool Half Marathon, March 2015

Find out more about the Vitality Run Series and sign up at

Jessica Ennis-Hill unveils a giant female runner to launch the Vitality Run Series in Battersea Park today.  London. Britain

Jess unveils a 4-metre high running figure – ‘Victoria’ – who you can expect to see across all eight races in the Series. Expect to ‘meet’ Victoria at the Brighton Half in 2015!