The organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon have announced that all public places for 2012 have been snapped up, with the race reaching its maximum capacity of 10,000 places on 18th November 2011.
Entries had been flooding in fast, proving that the Brighton Half Marathon has been growing in popularity over the last few years and is now a race not to miss in the running calendar. In previous years race places were limited to 8,000 and the 2011 race sold out by 15th December 2010.
In its 22nd year, the Brighton Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 19th February 2012, starting at finishing on Madeira Drive at Brightonís seafront.
Race Director Becky Stevens commented: "We want to thank everyone who has registered for the 2012 race and has helped us grow to 10,000 runners, selling out in record time. We have a great team behind the race, a superb following and full community support." Despite public places being sold out itís not too late to get involved. There are some places left for teams entering the Corporate Charity Challenge or you can run for one of the associated charities. Charities with available places include the official charities The Sussex Beacon, WaterAid, RISE and Pass It On Africa. Other charities with limited places for the Brighton Half Marathon are The Lily Foundation, The Edward Starr Charitable Trust, St Dunstanís, The National Brain Appeal, The Argus Appeal, TB Alert, The Nasio Trust, Mind, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Full details and links to registration pages are on www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/charities/run-for-charity.
Young runners can still sign up for the 1 mile Youth Races, aimed at the age groups 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16 years. Cost to enter the 1 mile Youth Races is £3 (affiliated) or £4 (non-affiliated), go to http://brightonhalfmarathon.com/enter-now/youth-races to register. Entry for the Youth Races closes on 3rd February 2012.
The Brighton Half Marathon team is also still looking for volunteers, which gives you the opportunity to be part of the amazing race day atmosphere without tackling the 13.1 miles. A variety of roles are available with full training given, please go to www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/volunteers for further details and to sign up as a volunteer.
The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and the main fundraiser for The Sussex Beacon.