Pictured: More than 1,000 children take part in Mini Mile race
More than 1,000 children kicked off the Brighton Marathon Weekend with a bang this year.
Children aged seven to 17 from across the county arrived in Preston Park for the one-mile dash.
Brighton and Hove Mayor Lizzie Deane was on hand to start the runners with a toot of an air horn - and later present them with medals at the finish line.
In total, 1,048 children completed the free-to-enter event.
Among those who crossed the finish line was 11-year-old Jen Lee, who finished in six minutes and 30 seconds.
Jen was the fastest girl in the school year Year 3-6 category.
She runs for Brighton Phoenix and has been training on a Wednesday night for the last two years.
Jen said: "It was very, very, good to cross the finish line. The training has been hard, but I am really proud.
"My friends said well done, so I think they will be very proud of me when I go back to school."
Alexander Cheeseman, 14, crossed the finish line in the first race of the event, for those in school Years 7 to 12, with a time of five minutes and 22 seconds.
Alexander, who goes to Kings School in Hove, said: "It felt great to cross the finish line. I wasn't sure whether I was going to beat my time last year but I came first."
He is also a part of the Brighton Phoenix running club. He added: "The training has been going quite well over the last few weeks, and it paid off today.
"The atmosphere was great."
The Mini Mile was the first under the new ownership by London Marathon Events.
Event director Hugh Brasher said: "Kids, smiling faces, and getting active is what this weekend is all about. It's about bringing together the community.
"The kids are the future of society, and getting them more active and inspiring them through events like this gives them a feeling they probably won't get normally."