Brighton Marathon Spectators Urged To Show Their Support


In the run up to the Brighton Marathon Weekend, 13-15 April 2018, American Express is calling on the Sussex community to help motivate runners along the route with creative, inspirational and fun ‘Signs of Encouragement’.

American Express is Community Partner of the Brighton Marathon Weekend and has supported the Team Brighton volunteer programme since 2010.

Beverly Sawyers, Vice President, American Express said: “Every year, runners receive incredible support from family members, friends, Team Brighton volunteers, charitable organisations and spectators who turn out in their thousands to cheer them on.

“As Community Partner, we’re calling on spectators from across Sussex and further afield, including many of my Amex colleagues, to get involved in a massive visual show of support for the valiant efforts of participants in this year’s challenge. Signs of encouragement along the route can play a huge part in motivating runners on the long road to the Finish Line.”

Favourite signs of past Brighton Marathon and BM10k runners include: “0.2 miles run, only another 26 to go”; “The pain you’re feeling right now is temporary, think of the money you’ve raised for those who are in pain constantly”; “Well done, you’re going to finish a marathon today”.

The Brighton Marathon Weekend hosts the Brighton Marathon, BM10k and Cancer Research UK ‘Kids & Teens’ Mini Mile Races. The Marathon is now the eighth largest in Europe and second largest in the UK. It is also one of the city’s most successful fund-raising events, benefitting hundreds of local charities and good causes.

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