Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon has announced its 2020 event will now be postponed until Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September.

We know how disappointing this will be for our runners who have trained so hard and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen to run for Battersea and raise vital funds for our dogs and cats. We’re incredibly grateful for your support. Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and now, more than ever, we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat.

On Sunday the 19th April 2020, one of Europe’s favourite 26.2 milers, the Brighton Marathon, is back with its roaring crowds and a fantastic atmosphere. The course takes you through the iconic city centre before finishing on the seafront, where runners can celebrate with friends and family in the Beach Village.

By taking part in the Brighton Marathon for Battersea, you'll be helping lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats find the loving, new homes they need.

Join our team

As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • A bespoke running vest
  • A fundraising pack
  • Training tips
  • Fundraising support from start to finish
  • An invitation to our 'meet and greet' event (in Spring 2020) where you will receive a behind the scenes tour of Battersea London

Apply for a 2020 charity place

We have a number of guaranteed places in the Brighton Marathon, so register your interest to run on behalf of Battersea.

Register now

The non-refundable registration fee for a Battersea charity place is £30 (this is non-refundable and payable on confirmation of your place) and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £400.

The money you raise by taking part in the Brighton Marathon goes towards the running of Battersea's centres.

Own place

If you have already secured your place for the Brighton Marathon we would love for you to run on behalf of Battersea.

We don't ask you to raise a minimum amount if you've got your own place, but we will support you every step of the way to raise as much as possible.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event please contact our Events team on 020 7627 7893 or