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Brighton Half Marathon

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Enjoy this stunning seafront half marathon. Great for all runners, this scenic, almost-flat route sticks to the seaside with great views throughout. Come for the finisher’s medal and the opportunity for a post-race dip in the sea.

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  • Fully marked course
  • Water stations
  • Pacers
  • First aid support
Brighton Half Marathon
Sun 10th Oct 2021

Run 13.1mi

Youth Race Brighton Half
Sun 10th Oct 2021

Run 1mi

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a minimum age requirement for the Brighton Half Marathon?
Yes, runners must be 17 and over on race day for the Half Marathon. There is also a youth race available for those between 7-17.… read more
FAQ
Where can I find results for the Brighton Half Marathon?
Results will be posted to https://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/ after the race.… read more
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for the Brighton Half Marathon?
A sweeper bus will follow runners at a 3.5 hour pace. Any runners running slower than this will be asked to move to the pavement to complete the event.… read more
Route description
Route description

Miles 1 – 3

Starting on Madeira Drive, you’ll turn right at the SeaLife Centre, towards Ovingdean, passing regal Royal and Lewes Crescent architecture on your left.

Continuing on Marine Drive and the bracing cliff tops, the race will head towards the Blind Veterans UK centre, where a sharp turn on the road before the Greenways Roundabout will bring you back west towards Brighton, enjoying wonderful cliff top and panoramic city views.

Miles 3 – 7

Picking up the pace as you run past the iconic blue railings on Marine Parade, spot Brighton Palace Pier on your left.

At Aquarium Roundabout the race heads north, past the grandeur of the Royal Pavilion towards the majesty of St Peter’s Church. Turning at Gloucester Place, you head south back down Grand Parade to the Old Steine before turning right onto Grand Junction Road.

In mile 7 you’ll hit The Grand Hotel Brighton (our headline sponsor) – look out for their Community Stage full of entertainment to pep you up! The course heads towards Hove next, and you’ll be able to spot the West Pier on the horizon, plus the British Airways i360

Miles 7 – 13.1

Once past the two piers, you will head into Hove along the Kings Road with the majestic cream regency architecture on your right and the sea on your left. Past the King Alfred Leisure Centre, you will run to Hove Lagoon before turning left onto the seafront.

A great two mile run past the colourful beach huts of Hove will bring you back to the Peace Statue, where the race re-joins the road for the last dash past cheering crowds to the finish on Madeira Drive.

Drinks Stations

Drinks stations will be positioned at miles 2,6, 8, and 11. High5 will also be available in miles 8 and 11.

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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

07:00 Race Village and Help Desk Tent Opens

09:00 Youth Race Starts

09:27 Wheelchair Race Starts

09:30 Half Marathon Starts

14:00 Race Village Closes

Road closures

In order for The Grand Brighton Half Marathon to be safe for everyone involved there will be road closures.

The following roads will be closed (timings are approximations only):

  • 04:00-18:00 – Madeira Drive
  • 08:15-10:00 – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade
  • 08:15-11:15 – Marine Parade, Marine Drive
  • 08:15-13:00 – Kings Road to West Street (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)
  • 09:15 – 12:00 / 13:00 – Kings Road, Kingsway (Westbound lane only)

Wherever possible, alternate routes will be advised and signed on the day of the event.

All the road closures will be staffed by event stewards.

All closure points will be marshalled. If you require more information please email: [email protected]

IMPORTANT: Please note that the course and timings are provisional at this stage and may be subject to change.

How to get there

Madeira Dr, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2, UK

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Start Address: Madeira Drive, Brighton

Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy but it’s good to be prepared for race day by getting your travel arrangements sorted as soon as possible.

The city is served by a direct rail link from London, the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as being easily accessible from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven.

The start and finish is situated on Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront between Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina.

Car

There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and the course will be closed from 8:15am. There is a Park and Ride service available, which can be booked in advance https://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/race-day/travel/

Locations for the park and ride will be available closer to the event date.

Parking in the city: If you are looking to park in the city, there are NCP car parks in the centre of Brighton and roads close to race village where you may be able to park – please note however that these get busy so we advise arriving early. There are also private car parking spaces available to book at yourparkingspace.co.uk.

Train

If you are coming to the race village from the train station, take Queens Road south to the seafront, turn left and head towards Brighton Pier. The start will be clearly visible on the East side of the pier.

Coach

Coaches into the city typically drop off at Poole Valley, which is very close to race village. Check the National Express website for coach services: https://www.nationalexpress.com/en

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a minimum age requirement for the Brighton Half Marathon?
Yes, runners must be 17 and over on race day for the Half Marathon. There is also a youth race available for those between 7-17.
FAQ
Where can I find results for the Brighton Half Marathon?
Results will be posted to https://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/ after the race.
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for the Brighton Half Marathon?
A sweeper bus will follow runners at a 3.5 hour pace. Any runners running slower than this will be asked to move to the pavement to complete the event.
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Brighton Half Marathon
Sun 10th Oct 2021
Youth Race Brighton Half
Sun 10th Oct 2021

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