Brighton Heroes Run - Pass it On Africa Charity
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The Brighton Heroes Run is organised by and the main fundraiser for Pass It On Africa - a Brighton based, volunteer run, charity who support educational projects in Kenya, Ghana and Gambia. This year's Heroes vs Villains Run is on Sunday 15 May 2016, starting and finishing on Hove Lawns. CANCELLED FOR 2017.


Pass It On Africa (formerly Passing It On) is a Brighton-based charity working tirelessly to build schools and support education in some of the poorest parts of Africa. Pass It On Africa is a registered charity in the UK and Wales, Registered charity number 1112250.

They achieve their aim through fund-raising events in the UK, including the flagship superhero-themed races, the HEROES RUN.

They pass on as much of the money raised as possible, as grants to education projects in Africa, usually through locally run Non-Governmental Organisations. Visit the Pass It On Africa website here.



Brighton Heroes and Villains Run 2016

The 12th Brighton Heroes Run will take place on Sunday 15 May 2016. More than a race the Heroes Run is a unique opportunity for families and friends to come together, dress up as their favourite Hero and run.

This year we are continuing with the excitement with Heroes vs Villains. Which will you be?

This popular Brighton event looks on track to be a sell out in 2016... so book early to secure your places.

Once more there are 4 challenges at the 2016 event:

  1. The 500m Dash (suggested ages 7 years and under - must be accompanied by an adult) Race Start 10:00am
  2. The Youth Mile (suggested ages 8 years and over) Race Start 10:15am
  3. 5k m(entrants must be 13 years or over) Race Start 10:40am
  4. 10km (entrants must be 16 years and over) Race Start 10:40am

Brighton Heroes Run Entry Prices (after April 30 2016)

  • Mini 500M Dash Standard entry - £6.00
  • Youth Mile Standard entry - £8.00
  • 5KM Adult Standard entry - £18.00
  • 10KM Adult Standard entry - £20.00

So Hero or Villain, your choice. However book before April 30th for 'early bird' savings...

Entries are now open online at

Starting and finishing on Hove Lawns the runs all emphasise the element of fun over racing and prizes are on hand for best costumes in all categories.

Previous race heroes include a LEGO Batman and Robin and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Fundraising for Pass It On Africa

We rely heavily on runners fundraising to support our projects in Africa. Your entry fee covers all the event costs and annual running costs of the charity.

We are challenging every runner to collect £20 sponsorship before the big day in May.

If we can achieve this then together we would raise over £20,000 for Pass It On Africa! 100% of this will go straight to our projects, straight away.

Make a donation today

Below are a few examples of how we will use the funds raised at this years HEROES VS VILLAINS RUN. Brick by brick, penny by penny, you are helping to build schools in Africa.

Mosquito Net £6.92 each
Teachers wages £5.00
Steel Rods £7.20 each

How you can help

Enter the Heroes Run

Raise money for Pass It On Africa

Donate now!

Details about the Brighton Heroes Run, registration and how to get involved can be found on .

You can also join the Facebook page  or follow ‘@heroesrun’ on Twitter.  

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