Join us for a fun run as the sun rises in Brighton

Join Rockinghorse for Run 5.30 on Friday 19 July.

The Phenomenon Run 5.30 returns to Brighton for its third year in a row…

They say the early bird catches the worm, so start your day with a fun run around the city streets of Brighton on Friday 19 July.

Rockinghorse is proud to be the beneficiary charity of the early morning run, which will see hundreds of people take to the streets of Brighton whilst the rest of the city sleeps.

600 people have already signed up for this year’s fun run.

It’s biggest year yet

Run 5.30 made its UK debut in 2017 and has since gone from strength to strength. The event was founded in Italy 10 years ago by Sergio Bezzanti with the aim to promote a positive lifestyle, centred on daily activity and healthy eating.

This year looks set to be the biggest Run 5.30 event yet, with almost 600 people having signed up for the challenge. So why not join them for a fantastic 5.3km run at 5.30am! (Participant numbers are limited to 800).

Last year over £1,500 was raised for Rockinghorse.

Help us raise funds

Last year £1,500 was raised for Rockinghorse in support of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. The funds were donated towards the purchase of ventilators for the hospital’s High Dependency Unit. 

Hannah Seltzer, challenge events fundraising manager at Rockinghorse, is encouraging more runners to sign up in support of the charity. She says, “This unique event is not to be missed by running enthusiasts. What a way to start the day and by taking part, you’ll also be supporting Rockinghorse – it’s win win!”

Run 5.30 Brighton is open to all ages and abilities.

Sign-up to the fun run

Discover Brighton in a whole new light by signing up to Run 5.30. Entry prices start from £14 for children and young people (aged 6-19 years old), adult entry is £18 per person, or you can enter a team of five people for £16 each. 

Registration is being accepted right up until the day itself. Book your place online by visiting   

We are also appealing for volunteers to support us on the day. If you can help, contact Hannah on 01273 330044 or email 

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