Join Team Sussex for the 2022 Brighton Marathon and support our sustainability projects
Posted on behalf of: Team Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 22 October 2021
Join our community of runners and cyclists for the Brighton Marathon Weekend on 10 April 2022 to race for the planet and support our aims to create and maintain a sustainable and biodiverse campus in Falmer.
By joining Team Sussex – made up of our staff, students and alumni – you’ll get fit, make new connections and fundraise for a cause that is important now more than ever.
We currently have places available for the BM10K (10km run/walk) and BM Ride (50km bike ride) events.
It’s free to take part, and we will provide you with all of the training and fundraising support that you need to succeed in your chosen event. Whether you are a cyclist, a complete novice looking to complete your first 10k run/walk or a seasoned marathon runner, there will be something in our support package for you.
Don’t think you’re fit enough? Our Sustainability Manager will be organising group couch-to-5k runs on campus for people who want to build up their fitness to take part in the 10K. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested
Why take part?
Our university is working to be one of the most sustainable universities in the world, showing global leadership in all forms of environmental, social and economic sustainability. To achieve this, we will need to go much further and faster than we ever have before – and our staff, students and alumni have a big part to play.
So, join us to raise money for projects to protect and enhance biodiversity on our campus in Falmer and in the wider community.
Biodiversity projects and natural spaces not only benefit nature but also people; spending more time outside is great for wellbeing.
We enjoy a range of natural areas on and around our campus, such as a wildflower meadow and woodland at our west boundary with Stanmer Park. Currently about a quarter of campus land is set aside for nature while 20% of the campus is managed as amenity grassland.
If you can’t get involved in a Marathon event, you can still show your support by making a gift towards our vital sustainability research.