Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races

Preston Park, Brighton
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We are delighted to be the headline charity of the 2017 Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races!

This will be staged the day before the 2017 Brighton Marathon on Saturday 8th April, covering a one mile distance at Preston Park, with over 2,000 children taking part! It’s free to sign up too, thanks to the generosity of race sponsor and our partners, Gatwick Airport.

Every day around 10 young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. Despite improving survival rates, cancer is the leading cause of death in children, teenagers and young adults. All the money raised from The Cancer Research UK Mini Mile Races will go towards research into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults. With your help we will find cures and kinder treatments for young people facing cancer. Click here for more information

The races are open to 7 - 17 year olds giving youngsters a fantastic opportunity to capture the atmosphere of a mass participation race. Races will be categorised by gender and by age as follows: 7-11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 years of age.

All finishers will receive a medal and a kit bag after they cross the line and all winners will be presented with prizes in front of the crowds. Every runner will be chip timed and the results will be presented on the website.

Tell your friends and family, come and be a part of the biggest sporting event in the city of Brighton

Race day information

Join us in Preston Park for the opening event of the 2017 Brighton Marathon Weekend! We’ll be there to cheer you on and we’ve got some surprises planned in the event village to keep you all entertained (watch this space for announcements)!

We will also be collecting second hand clothes on the day to give to our charity shops. Look out for a donation bag in your race pack or pick one up at the Brighton Marathon Exhibition. Fill this with any unwanted items and bring it along to the CRUK tent at Preston Park on race day.

Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.

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