Brighton Marathon

9:45am Sun 14th Apr 2019 • by Grounded Events Company
Brighton, GB
Run 26.2mi
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What you need to know

The Brighton Marathon is now one of the UK's favourite 26.2-milers. It became the 12th largest European marathon in just six years, and attracts runners from all around the world. With unbeatable crowd support and amazing sea views, the Marathon is a truly unique running event, backgrounded by the cosmopolitan City of Brighton & Hove.

Entries for the 2019 Brighton Marathon are reopening. This is an exclusive opportunity to secure a place next year. Entries will be limited and sold on a first come first served basis.

For your chance to join the thousands already signed up, you must first Register Your Interest by Sunday 14th October to receive a unique entry link.

These links will be active for a short period on Wednesday 17th October. AVAILABILITY WILL BE LIMITED. DONT MISS OUT.

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The first running of the race took place on 18th April 2010 and the tenth running of the race will take place on the 14th April 2019. The course bests for the men and women are well under 2:10 and 2:29, making it the second fastest marathon in the UK. It is also the second-largest marathon in the UK and twelfth largest in Europe.

Since its inauguration, the Brighton Marathon has dramatically developed to become the Brighton Marathon Weekend, comprising the Brighton Marathon, BM10k, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races, and the Event Village.

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 route
  • North 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.


Brighton has a wealth of hotels and B&Bs. We suggest that once you’ve entered, you book early to avoid disappointment.

We provide a Park and Ride Scheme for Brighton Marathon runners and their accompanying spectators. Spaces do sell fast, so be sure to book in advance.

Please note that we do not offer refunds for these should you decide not to attend / use your place.

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.


We have lots of great spots for spectators to join in and cheer on the runners. Please read the official 2019 Event Programme (available in the weeks preceding the event on the website) to find our more on viewing points, the Event Village and the best place to meet runners after 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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