If you’re looking to take on a fun and relaxed marathon experience, or you missed out on a London Marathon place this year, this is the marathon for you! The Brighton Marathon is one of the most fun marathons in the running calendar. This is your opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime challenge whilst supporting Maudsley Charity! Enjoy the beautiful sea views along the South Coast and take in the carnival atmosphere along the streets of Brighton as you complete the 26.2 mile route.
Cross the finish line and celebrate with friends, family and your fellow runners and the amazing Beach Village – with a variety of food stalls, bars and shops available. This is one run you don’t want to miss! We have just 5 places, so sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out!
Date: 2nd April 2023
Location: Brighton seafront
Event type: Running
Sponsorship target: £500
Thank you for wanting to be part of #TeamMaudsley and make a difference to the lives of people affected by mental illness by taking on the incredible Brighton Marathon! Take in amazing coastal views and soak up the carnival atmosphere on the streets of Brighton as you complete the run of a lifetime for Maudsley Charity. We’ll support and encourage you every step of the way, provide you with an exclusive charity running vest and help you get started with your training plans (no matter what level of fitness you’re starting from).
Applications for the 2023 event are now open. Please note, our charity places are limited and are given out on a rolling basis. As we only have a limited number of spaces available, please make sure you provide us with as much detail as possible on how you plan to reach the fundraising target – so we can make sure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work together.
All runners will receive:
- A comprehensive fundraising pack.
- Training plans for beginner, intermediate and experienced levels and run-walk option.
- A Maudsley Charity running vest and customisable iron on letters.
- A dedicated fundraiser to answer any questions and support you every step of the way.
Your support will help us to fund the people and projects striving to improve mental health support, care and treatment to those who are unwell, may be becoming unwell or are at very high risk of becoming unwell. Together, with our partners and supporters, we will drive direct mental health improvements in prevention, clinical care and treatment, not just in south London where we are based, but across the UK and beyond.
Ellie and Elizabeth’s story – what your support means
With every step, you will be supporting people like Elizabeth, who was diagnosed with anorexia. Her mum, Ellie, explains:
“My daughter, Elizabeth, decided she wanted to get fit and healthy at around age 14. She came running with me, joined the gym – it was great to see her really get into physical activity and enjoy it.
As her GCSEs approached, she started working diligently on her studies and keeping up that level of exercise. She had lost quite a lot of weight. A family holiday revealed how much she was struggling to eat. After a 3-hour appointment with our local eating disorders unit, Elizabeth was diagnosed with anorexia.
I watched my daughter disappear before my eyes. She was doing HIIT workouts at 4am. She was passing out every other day. She couldn’t even pick up the phone, or answer the door, or see her own best friends. She had always been my amazing, bubbly girl that had lit up my life, it was absolutely heart-breaking.
When we were referred to the Maudsley, and that was when I started to get my daughter back. Day by day with lots of work, care and amazing communication, her weight started to increase, and her sparkle to come back. She started to be able to talk and have family meals.
There was nothing for her and now there is – this amazing chance of life.
The Maudsley offers the most empowering environment for young people who need support. The care, intelligence, empathy and strength of the environment is stunning, and I just want to have more of them – little Maudsley’s in every county. To supporters of this project, you have no idea of the impact that you are having. I cannot begin to thank you enough for anybody that is contributing to this amazing environment that saves lives.”
We ask all of our fantastic runners taking part to commit to reaching the fundraising target of £500 to help us support more people and families like Elizabeth and Ellie. We will do all that we can to support your fundraising efforts.
If you have any questions regarding how to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you!
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