Beachy Head Marathon 2012 - Record Charity Donations

2012 was a hugely successful year for the Beachy Head Marathon, with 1,750 runners taking part. Every year over 150 volunteers from a range of local charities and organisations assist with marshalling, first aid and safety provision for the UK’s largest off-road marathon. Organisers Eastbourne Borough Council then make donations to each organisation as a special thank you for their assistance.

This year saw an increase of 8% on the overall donation fund, with a total of £5,650 in donations being awarded to:

  • Rotary Club of Hailsham
  • Eastbourne Sea Cadets Unit
  • Seaford Striders
  • Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards
  • St John Ambulance
  • Beachy Head Ramblers
  • HM Coastguard Eastbourne
  • HM Coastguard Birling Gap
  • Chestnut Tree House Hospice
  • The Mayor’s Charity (Lark in the Park Charitable Trust)

Since the event’s relaunch in 2002 over £50,000 has been donated by the organisers to those local volunteer groups involved with the event.

A wide range of charities also benefit from the event through sponsorship of the individual participants, with sponsorship totalling in excess of £40,000 each year.

The Beachy Head Marathon returns on Saturday 26 October 2013 and entries are now open online at