Supporting Brighton’s runners every step of the way

 Birmingham half marathon

25 April 2014

Thousands of athletes pounding the pavement in support of their most-loved charities can only mean one thing: marathon season is upon us!

Runners take centre stage on the day, but along the track you’ll often find a couple of hundred SJA volunteers - poised and ready to make sure runners are supported throughout the gruelling 26.2 mile course.

This year, our 280 volunteers lent a hand to 1,600 runners as they raced to finish the Brighton Marathon. Most of the people we treated had minor injuries and were soon back on their feet towards the finish line, thanks to our dedicated first aid crew.

Be a part of the action

The Brighton Marathon is in its fifth year and is fast becoming one of the top marathons in Britain, because of its scenic route along the seafront and through the city.

Each year, the marathon’s organisers hold a select number of places for runners who would like to run in support of St John Ambulance and all we do as a charity.

The money raised by dedicated runners goes straight into our community programmes, which aim to get life saving first aid skills into the hands of as many people as possible.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Set yourself a challenge for 2015 and join our team of Brighton Marathon runners. Registration is just £40, alongside a fundraising target. Everyone who runs for us receives personalised fundraising support, to ensure you can focus your time where it matters: training for this amazing race.

 If you want to get involved in next year’s Brighton Marathon contact Mia at or on 01296 744 378

There are loads of other ways you can raise money for our life saving work, such as skydiving, or a sponsored stroll.