LGBTQ AMBASSADOR ANNOUNCED FOR THE 3RD BRIGHTON RUN2MUSIC
By Andria Rudy
4 February 2020
Brighton’s most colourful and entertaining Fun Run is set to return on Saturday 30th May on Madeira Drive.
This will be the 3rd year for Brighton Run2Music after more than tripling in size between 2018 to 2019.
To celebrate our diversity and inclusivity, Brighton Run2Music has announced
Jason Walker, 40 as the LGBTQ Ambassador for the event. Jason is a Trans Gender athlete who started transitioning about 7 years ago, but identified as non-binary until a year ago when he decided to start living full time as male.
Jason said, “I'm excited to be taking part in the Brighton Run2Music event for the first time. I'll be completing the half marathon distance while wearing my Trans Lives Matter running vest as I want to represent the Trans community in a positive way. My aim with running as an openly Trans athlete is to raise money for the LGBTU Youth Charity AllSorts, as well as to encourage other trans athletes to take part in sporting events.
He continued, “Brighton is an amazingly diverse and inclusive city, and I enjoy taking part in the sporting events here because I feel welcome and safe."
Race Director John Lunt said, “We aim to make all our events as inclusive as possible. Jason competed as a male for the first time last year at the Brighton and Hove Triathlon where he did really well so we thought he would make the ideal LGBTQ Ambassador for Brighton Run2Music. Jason has such a great positive outlook on life and is very open about who he is and his involvement in sport.
John continued, “Brighton Run2Music is also a great event for families who can run with their toddlers in buggies or together as a fundraising team. Last year we had runners dressed as the Pink Ladies from Grease, many colourful wigs and Freddie Mercury, Madonna and the Hungry Caterpillar. It caters for all ages & abilities with the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon.”
Brighton Run2Music: Saturday May 30th 2020
Brighton Run2Music is Brighton’s most colourful and entertaining running event and encourages people of all ages and genders to run together listening to live DJs and music on big speakers along the course.
Participants can dress as their favourite pop star or their musical icon and run 5k, 10k or 21k whilst embracing the spirit of Brighton’s two loves – Music and running! All the races will be chip timed.
Runners & Spectators will be entertained by a live DJ, dancers, gymnasts and musicians and there will be prizes for the best fancy dress. www.brightonRun2Music.com is on Saturday 30 May 2020 on Madeira Drive, Brighton.
This year for the first time there will be a Scootathlon especially for children aged 3 – 8 years of age where they Scoot, bike and run across 100m, 200 or 300m depending on age.
For further information please contact Andria Rudy on Andria@brightonandhovetriathlon.com 07810 283098