Early morning fun run raises over £1,000

Over 700 people took part in Run 5.30 Brighton.

Record numbers of people took part in the annual Run 5.30 fun run in Brighton, all helping to raise money for Rockinghorse.

The unique event was held on Friday 19 July and welcomed over 700 runners who woke up early to make the 5.30am start time. They raced the 5.3km route along closed roads through central Brighton which began and finished on New Road near Pavilion Gardens.

Thanks to everyone who took part in Run 5.30, a fantastic £1,078 has been raised for Rockinghorse. £1 from every sign-up was donated to our charity, and many runners also chose to raise additional funds towards the total.

Hannah Seltzer is the Challenge Events Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse and is delighted with how the event went. She says, “We are so pleased with the amount of money raised and the support shown for us on the day. It is the third year of our charity partnership with Run 5.30 and we are so grateful to be involved – here’s to next year!”

Participants were raising money for Rockinghorse.

An Italian phenomenon

Run 5.30 made its Brighton debut in 2017 and has since gone from strength to strength. The event is becoming a firm favourite with the local running community as each year increases in size and popularity.

The fun run was founded in Italy 10 years ago by Sergio Bezzanti and Sabrina Severi. Together they launched the idea of an early morning run to promote a positive lifestyle, based upon daily activity and healthy eating.

Funds raised from this year’s Run 5.30 event will support our projects at Chalkhill Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit. It is the only unit of its kind in Sussex and supports young people with mental health conditions. To find out more, please click here.

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