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RISE - The Hero's Run

The Sussex Swallows

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?………….

The sight of 400 people dashing along Hove seafront with their pants over their tights this Sunday would ordinarily be cause for alarm… but fear not – it’s the 2018 Hero’s Run in aid of RISE! People from around Sussex will come together on Sunday 13th May, decked out in their favourite superhero garb, to raise money for local domestic abuse charity RISE. Among the Wonderwomen and Supermen will be the Sussex Swallows (the cheer-squad from the University of Sussex) and a Roman soldier in a full replica legionary kit weighing 15kg.

Hero centurian

Wackiest race in UK

The good news: it’s not too late to enter the funniest, happiest, wackiest, race in the UK. You can join in on the day, paying the entry fee in cash. Event will start at:

10am on Sunday 13th May 2018 at Hove Lawns by the Lawn Cafe.

There are four challenges in the 2018 event:

Adults (ages 13+) 5k

Adults (ages 16+) 10k

500m Mini HEROES Dash

Youth Mile

There are fantastic prizes, including a signed Brighton & Hove Albion football shirt, a bouldering session for two and a ghost walk, for the winner of each race, as well as prizes for the best fancy dress, best fundraiser and best group costume.

Proceeds go directly to RISE

All the money raised from the run will go directly to the RISE Therapy Team to help fund their much-needed children’s counselling service, to help children affected by domestic abuse to build self-confidence and work through their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.

Can you help?

We are also in need of superhero volunteers to help with runner registration, stewarding and staffing the water station, so if you can lend a hand please contact RISE on


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