LGBTQ+ ambassador announced for the third Brighton Run2Music

Brighton’s most colourful and entertaining Fun Run is set to return on Saturday, May 30, on Madeira Drive.

This will be the third 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.
“Brighton is an amazingly diverse and inclusive city, and I enjoy taking part in the sporting events here because I feel welcome and safe.”

John Lunt, Race Director, 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.

“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 and abilities with the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon.”

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