Fans raise over £11,500 for Albion in the Community

Albion fans ran the Brighton Marathon and 10K last weekend to raise funds for the club's official charity.

By BHAFC • 18 September 2021

By James Boardman
50 runners took to the streets of Brighton to raise more than £11,500 for AITC's community projects.

More than 50 runners took part in the Brighton Marathon weekend on behalf of Albion in the Community (AITC) to help fundraise for the charity’s award winning work.

With the city welcoming over 12,000 runners to the south coast, the event has become the second-largest marathon in Great Britain. 

Originally set to take place in April 2020, the Marathon Weekend was rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Nevertheless, more than 50 runners took to the streets of Brighton to raise more than £11,500 for AITC's community projects that help people to get active, learn new skills and stay well. 

A large proportion of AITC's fundraisers took part in the 10k race on the Sunday morning, with others taking on the marathon route. 

Mark Barkaway, head of marketing and income generation at AITC, was delighted with the fundraising efforts of the runners. 

“We're thrilled to have such committed and passionate fans who dedicate their time and effort to raise funds for Albion in the Community. The Marathon weekend is a real highlight in the city’s calendar and we’re so grateful for the money that has been raised that will help us to deliver important projects in our communities that use the power of football to change lives.” 

If you’re interested in helping to raise money for the club’s official charity or would like to sign up for next year’s Brighton marathon, half marathon or 10K please email: