Thousands of runners were captured along Brighton seafront as they completed a gruelling half marathon.

Brighton seafront was packed with supporters cheering on their loved ones as they ran the 13-mile course through the city.

Runners of all ages with surfboards, fridges and fancy dress crossed the finish line, raising thousands for charities across Sussex.

The Argus: Two runners dressed as sharksTwo runners dressed as sharks (Image: Simon Dack)

Proceedings for the event began with a youth race followed by wheelchair athletes and then the main pack.

Many runners raised money for charities including Sussex Beacon, who organised the event, as well as the Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and many more.

The Argus: A runner waves to the crowd at the half marathonA runner waves to the crowd at the half marathon (Image: Simon Dack)

Some runners wore fancy dress including onesies and shark costumes.


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More than 8,000 runners were expected to take part in the 34th iteration of the Brighton Half Marathon this year.

The Argus: A runner carrying a fridgeA runner carrying a fridge (Image: The Argus)

New records were set in the women’s race and women’s wheelchair events.

The route for the half marathon took runners round some of the city’s most well-known sites including the Royal Pavilion, Palace Pier and Brighton i360.

The Argus: Chris Terrill completed the race on crutchesChris Terrill completed the race on crutches (Image: Simon Dack)

Organisers called the event a “fantastic day” with an “incredible atmosphere”.