Youth Races

Youth Race 2023

Congratulations, you completed the 2023 Brighton Youth Race! After three years away, it was fantastic to see our Youth Race return on Sunday, 26th February 2023.Hundreds of junior runners aged 7 – 17 came along to take part in the fun, down on Hove Lawns. We were even joined by GB athlete Beth Kidger, who accompanied the warm up session and started the race for all age groups.Our Youth Race gives youngsters a unique opportunity to experience the buzz of the Brighton Half Marathon. We hope you all had a fantastic time and are inspired to come back next year!

Entries for 2024 will be opening soon.


Official charity: Rockinghorse Children’s Charity


Rockinghorse Children’s Charity support sick and disabled children across Sussex. They support babies, children and young people, along with their families, at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and The Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton and all of the specialist children’s wards and baby units throughout Sussex.

You can support Rockinghorse by making a one off donation or you can set up a Just Giving page so that people can sponsor you to take part in the Youth Races.

£10 – could pay for a book or game for a child spending time in hospital. If you spend a lot of time in hospital you can spend a lot of time waiting – waiting for treatment, waiting for news, waiting for the all clear. Books and games help children and their families during this time.

£20 – could pay for a pain distraction toy for a child to play with whilst they get an injection or IV. Lots of medical stuff is painful, especially when you’re very small and you might have to have treatment for weeks on end. Toys help distract children, and support doctors and nurse to do their job quickly and effectively. Also, toys are fun!

£30 – could buy equipment that can help premature babies develop and recover. From baby gyms to aid physical development, sensory equipment to help them stay stimulated and learning throughout their stay in hospital, to baby rockers that can help rock them to sleep when their parents can’t be there to do it for them.

Rockinghorse£40 – could pay for a Medibear, a special teddy bear that has the equipment and medical needs of a child with cancer. These help small children, their siblings and their families understand what is happening to them and learn about their condition and treatment.

£100 – could support our Rockinghorse Rainbow Fund which helps parents of children in hospital with whatever they need to help get through the toughest of times. This could vary from a meal out (of the hospital), to a family day trip to make memories or support with the costs of getting to and from the hospital every day.

Join Team Rockinghorse and make your mile matter!

Make a one off donation to Rockinghorse

Set up a Just Giving page