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With a stunning backdrop of the sea, over 12,000 runners take part in the popular marathon each April.

Over 12,000 runners take part in the marathon each April, enjoying a course that starts in Preston Park at 9.45am, snakes its way through Brighton city centre, along the glorious seafront and finishes at the iconic Madeira Drive in front of thousands of cheering spectators.

Minimum sponsorship commitment £350

You can meet fellow cat-loving runners in our Strava club here

We understand the commitment, courage and thought that goes into participating in a challenge event on behalf of Cats Protection and promise we will do our very best to give you all the help and support you need to have a successful challenge and raise lots of much needed funds to help us care for cats and kittens.

You are able to nominate to support a local branch or centre with your fundraising. 

We will also provide you with a dedicated runners’ Facebook group to network with fellow cat loving runners and a branded yellow Cats Protection vest to train and run in plus ideas, resources and support to help you fundraise.

Jenni's story

Cat-lover Jenni overcame the odds to run the Brighton Marathon for Cats Protection in 2019 after a leg injury meant she was on crutches for six weeks. Despite the challenges, Jenni raised a fantastic £330 to support our work.

She said: "It was a great experience; it was hard and it HURT but the feeling of pride is immense."

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