Brighton Marathon

Sun 14th Apr 2019
Brighton, GB

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Charity places available

Race in the immensely popular Brighton Marathon. This race has everything: live bands, spectator-lined streets and a hero's welcome. Whether you're chasing those PBs or having a crack at your first marathon, join thousands of runners in this lively seaside event.
  • Road
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 15000 participants

From the organiser

Having quickly become the second biggest marathon in the UK, the Brighton Marathon sure isn't one to miss. Bringing in runners from all over the world, you'll struggle to find better crowd support, race atmosphere and ocean views at another 26-miler.

The fast and flat course boasts men's and women's records of well under 2:10 and 2:30, making it one of the fastest marathons in the UK. The marathon was bron in 2010 and has quickly developed into a marathon weekend, made up of the Brighton Marathon, BM10k, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races and the event village.

Distances in this event

  1. Brighton Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    9:45am Sun 14th Apr 2019
    Charity places available
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sun 14th Apr 2019
  3. Mini Mile

    Run 1mi
    Sun 14th Apr 2019

Route info

Course Maps
What’s Included


  • Chip timing
  • Inclusion on the mobile app for live tracking and results
  • Official 2019 technical t-shirt
  • Medal
  • Individual runner number and race pack including kit bag for baggage lorries
  • Kit bag transportation to finish
  • Water stations and gel stations
  • Cheer points, bands and music on course
  • Fuel at the finish
  • Access to the Event Village with food, drink and entertainment, live screens and shopping
  • Training plans
  • Email runner communications and support
  • Course Details
  • For the thousands of participants who travel to the start on Race Day from outside of the city, the new start time of 9:45am will increase public transport options and offer a more convenient timeframe in which to arrive ready and prepared to run.
  • To improve our runners’ experience by removing narrow sections of the routeNorth Street and St James’ Street will not be included in the routes.
  • While these are fantastic locations for crowd support, this will reduce the negative impact for many residents and traders on Race Day.
  • Brighton Buses will be able to maintain their usual Race Day service.
  • Raceday Logistics

    The race starts at 9.45am in Preston Park. Please arrive at least an hour early to allow yourself time to find baggage trucks, warm up and use the toilet facilities ahead of the race starting

    There will be baggage trucks at Preston Park open from 7am that will take your belongings to the finish line where you can collect them.

    Please make sure you have attached your baggage sticker to your kit bag which you will be given with your Race Pack.

    Please note we do not post out race packs to participants. Race packs for all participants MUST be collected at the Event Village on the Friday and Saturday before Race Day.

    Event Village timings will be announced via participant emails and will be published on the website closer to the 2019 event.

    You must not place anything more than your provided kit bag on the baggage trucks. Participants will be allowed one bag only.

    The Event Village is located on Brighton Beach, east of Brighton Palace Pier, and is adjacent to the finish line on Madeira Drive.

    The Brighton Marathon will start in Preston Park at 9.45am. The BM10k will start from the same location at 9.15am.

    The finish is situated on Madeira Drive, with a huge Event Village for runners and spectators to enjoy. Parking will not be available in the immediate vicinity due to road closures so we advise any spectators going straight to the finish to walk from Brighton Station or park outside of the road closures and walk in. Spectator walking routes and crossing points will be available in the Event Programme and on the website closer to the event.


    Although Brighton has an abundance of B&Bs and hotels, they fill up quickly around the marathon weekend so we'd recommend that you book in nice and early!

    We will be providing a Park and Ride service to get runners and their spectators around, but again, this will likely sell out so book in advance.

    NB. No refunds will be given for bus tickets in case you decide not to run or take the bus.

    We strongly advise against travelling into the city centre on the morning of the event as there will be road closures in place and parking restrictions. We thoroughly recommend using the Park & Ride service, to avoid any potential issues with getting to the start on time.


    With plenty of awesome cheering spots, it will be easy to ensure that the runners get lots of motivation and support all the way around the course. More information on the viewing points and the event village is available in the official Event Programme which will posted on the website in the weeks leading up to the race.


    Volunteer registration will open later in the year. Check back soon for the link in order to register your interest in hearing more about becoming a volunteer.



    We will not stop you from using a personal music-playing device whilst participating but we strongly recommend that you do not. It is important that you are able to hear what is happening around you, including any emergency services that may be operating.


    There will be pacers available on Race Day – further information will be provided closer to the event. Look out for them in their respective start corrals in Preston Park (or Withdean Park if you are starting from the fast start).

    Water stations

    We will have a mix of water and HIGH5 products available across the Brighton Marathon course, located on or very close to the miles as detailed below. The BM10k runners will have water made available to them only and a recovery snack at the finish.

    All drinks will be provided to runners in cups. Further information on fluid and fuel will be available soon as well as advice on what and how much to drink during your race.


    If you purchased a general entry into the Brighton Marathon but find yourself no longer able to take part due to illness, injury or some other unforeseen circumstance, you have the option to defer your entry to the following year.

    If you have a charity place, you are not able to defer your entry. The entry is owned by the charity who may wish to fill that spot with another runner, however they may be happy to guarantee you one of their spots for the following year’s event.

    Age restrictions

    The minimum age for marathon participants is 18 on race day – We cannot make any exceptions to this.

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    4 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the Brighton Marathon in 2013

      A very well organised marathon and some very good support in places. Miles 21-23 through an industrial area were very tough, but the only downside of a very good marathon.

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