The rain came down but the air crackled with energy as Run the World completed its second day with over 1500 youngsters battling wind and rain to complete a kilometre around Hove Park.
Brighton and Hove pupils have already broken the back of the task with over 4,400km under their belt after two valiant days of effort on their virtual trip from Addis Ababa to Hanoi.
There was a famous face amongst the onlookers as 1964/1968 Olympian Chris Carter watched his grandson take his first steps in athletics just as he had done 60 years earlier as a local primary school pupil.
The day went like clockwork as Brighton and Hove buses came and went delivering a total of nine local schools who braved the elements to tick off the mileage on their way from Africa to the Far East.
The event is sponsored by Southern Water and for every finisher there was a certificate, team photo and bottle of water to help them on their way back to the classroom.
“Congratulations to all those schools and their teachers that shrugged off the weather to make this yet another day to remember,” said organiser Holly Freeman. “We are all that much closer now to achieving our goal.”
Now in its third year, the event is staged by Grounded Events, the team that organises the Brighton Marathon.