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Hundreds of women and girls to take to the streets and tackle domestic abuse in Brighton 

Every year, hundreds of women and girls get together and run 8 kilometres, from Saltdean to Brighton Marina and back, along the Undercliff Path, to raise money for victims of domestic abuse and violence. The annual 8K Undercliff Run is organised by the charity RISE and will be back on 8 October and is likely to be more popular than ever.

Last year there were a total of 5,487 domestic violence incidents and crimes in Brighton & Hove recorded by the police. Further afield, one in three women globally will experience domestic abuse and, of those who have been in a relationship, almost one in four adolescent girls aged 15–19 have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner. 

RISE exists to support these people affected by domestic abuse. They offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk. 

RISE CEO Jo Gough said:

“Our 8K Undercliff Run is a vital fundraising event, enabling us to be responsive and flexible to the needs of the women and children who come to us. Times are tough for us all, including charities, and in times like these, the need for our services only goes up. We want to be there for every woman and child who needs us – the incredible 8K runners really help us do that.” 

The local and loyal business community has once again shown their support and some fantastic prizes have been donated for the run. Finishers are in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher to spend with sustainable swim and activewear business Ruby Moon, or vouchers for The Jog Shop, The Royal Pavilion or Brighton Beach Bikes.  

Registrations are open now for individual runners, running clubs and relay teams, and schools are invited to enter the Schools Shield competition.  

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