Run 5.30 returns to Brighton to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Run 5.30 brings its tour to Brighton next month, celebrating a decade of events that promote an active lifestyle

Italian phenomenon Run 5.30 is back, returning to Brighton with a 5.3km run. Friday 20 July will see hundreds of Sussex locals walk, run and jog through the city centre and along the seafront, starting at 5.30am.

Following the success of last year’s event, a Brighton-first with over 350 participants, Run 5.30 founders Sergio Bezzanti and Sabrina Severi decided to return to the seaside to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Their aim is to promote a positive lifestyle centred on daily physical activity and healthy eating, proving that it’s easy to fit exercise into busy lives simply by waking up a little earlier. 

Severi explains: “Myself and Sergio are passionate about encouraging people to be more active. I’m a biologist and nutritionist, specialising in food science. I was looking for ways to help my teenage patients lose weight other than by eating well. When I met Sergio, an avid early morning runner, we decided to invite them to do some exercise together with us in the morning. That’s how the 5.30 project started.

“When we came to Brighton last year, we loved the beautiful early morning atmosphere and the energy of those who took part, young and old. We can’t wait to return to witness this once more, as we celebrate ten years of us spreading the healthy living message with the people of Brighton & Hove!”

Entry is £18 for adults and £14 for teens and children. Register online at

Participants of the 5.30 Brighton event will enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast, including 100% fresh English cherries from Kent and organic yogurt from East Sussex-based Court Lodge Farm.

Run 5.30 organisers will donate £1 from every sign-up to children’s charity Rockinghorse, their official Brighton charity partner. Leftovers from the morning’s breakfast will be donated to local food banks. 

In addition, Run 5.30 Brighton has partnered with BTN BikeShare to offer all participants an hour of free cycling, helping them to keep up their active lifestyle after the event. Two local cyclists will also be leading the race on BTN BikeShare bikes.