Brighton Marathon

Event Details

Date: 9th April 2017
Location: Brighton
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration Fee: £35 *
Minimum Sponsorship: £350

To register or to request further information from OCD-UK:
Email us about this event

Race website (external)

Faye running the 2012 Great Manchester Run.

Please Note: We have now allocated all our guaranteed places. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our 2017 reserve list, or to register interest for the 2018 Brighton marathon.

Head to the seaside, grab an ice cream and join OCD-UK in our fifth year of our involvement in the Brighton Marathon, one of the fastest growing marathons after London. Up for the seaside challenge?

Top athelete Jo Pavey will be the official starter for the 2015 Brighton Marathon. Jo will also be stopping in at the Brighton Marathon Exhibition to wish you all good luck! Jo hit the heights this summer to win her first major title when she scorched to 10000m gold at the European Championships in Zurich. That win came just 10 days after she had claimed Commonwealth Games bronze in Glasgow over 5000m.

So, are you uo for this seaside Marathon challenge?

By pulling on the orange OCD-UK running vest and becoming a part of the OCD-UK running team you will be helping us to provide immediate practical and emotional support that will help change the lives of people living with OCD. 

We do have guaranteed places but if you secure your own place, and wish to fundraise for us (no minimum amount) then we welcome you to Team OCD-UK with an OCD-UK running shirt. We will even refund your race entry fee so you can run for FREE once you fundraise over a pre-agreed amount!  We will also send you a welcome pack and a bright OCD-UK running vest or T-shirt to help you stand out from the crowd, and offer you other benefits too.

We set a minimum sponsorship target as a guide, but we ask that you aim to raise as much as you can for OCD-UK.

FREE magbook, 'Women's guide to running' worth £7.99, (helpful for guys too!) - click image to enlarge.

By running for us, and as a member of team OCD-UK you will receive:

  • A fantastic fundraising pack including training advice.
  • FREE high performance and breathable running vest or t-shirt to wear on the day of your run.
  • FREE magbook, 'Women's guide to running' worth £7.99, (helpful for guys too!).
  • Sponsorship forms with fundraising tips.
  • Copies of Compulsive Reading, the OCD-UK members magazine.

If you are interested in joining Team OCD-UK with one of our charity places or if you would like to join the team and run for OCD-UK with your own place please register your interested below. We look forward to welcoming you to Team OCD-UK!

To register your place for the event to run for OCD-UK, there are two quick and simple steps.

Step 1: Email us with your full name, postal address, DOB, next of kin name and contact details.
Step 2: Once we confirm we have a place available, pay the event registration fee. Please do not pay it until requested to do so in case we don't have places available. Click here to pay the registration fee of £35 online. *
Step 3: Setup your fundraising page via Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving and start your fundraising.
Step 4: Start your training!

* OCD-UK members do not need to pay the registration fee. The registration fee will be fully refunded to you after the event, once the minimum fundraising target is reached. If you would like to run for OCD-UK but are unable to pay the registration fee, please contact us and we will do all we can to help you.

Once you are registered for the event, or if you have any further questions about running for OCD-UK, please email us at and let us know and a member of the OCD-UK team will be in touch within a few days.


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