Brighton Marathon

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Experience a unique city-to-coast course taking you past iconic landmarks at the Brighton Marathon this April. With incredible crowd support, a finisher’s village on the beach, and a new-and-improved route for 2023, be a part of something amazing and tackle a stunning 26.2-mile challenge.
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Sun, 2 Apr 2023
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Preston Park, Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 6SD, UK
Start times
Sun, 2 Apr 2023
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Brighton Marathon
£75.00 - £82.50
Route information
This is spectacular route takes you from the city and out along the Brighton seafront. Featuring incredible crowd support cheering you on to the finish line, and a new-and-improved route for 2023 taking you past more communities.
Marathon Distance: 26.2 miles
Elevation: 958ft (ascent) / 1007ft (descent) *elevation calculated based on the 2022 route and subject to change with the new route Terrain: Road
Starting at Preston Park, your course will take you through the city and past iconic landmarks including the Royal Pavilion. You will then make your way to the coast and towards the beautiful headland village of Ovingdean, before running along the Brighton and Hove seafront attractions including the infamous beach huts, the remains of the West Pier, and the Brighton Palace Pier. You’ll head towards your finish line on Marine Parade alongside the remains of the regency promenade, beside the sea for a quick dip to cool off once you reach the Beach Village.
Earlier in the course there will be a few undulating climbs, but the route will flatten out for the final miles to allowing you to keep your stride as you push towards the finish line.
With unparalleled community support, the atmosphere of this marathon will be truly iconic as you’re cheered on by thousands of spectators throughout the route and with several music stations to ramp up the atmosphere.
There will also be plenty of on-course support including paramedics, water stations, gel stations and more.
A Pacing Team will be running with you on Race Day – further information on the times they will be pacing will be in your Participant Instructions, issued in the months preceding the event.
Look out for them in their respective start corrals in Preston Park, they will have balloons with their respective times attached to them.
Marathon Cut-Off Time
The roads around the course must follow a strict re-opening schedule. The organisers have worked this out so that even if you continued walking fast, they will be able to finish the race on the actual road surface of the route.
However, anyone moving around the course at a slower than 6-hour 40m pace (that is slower than 4 miles an hour), may be told to move on to the pavement and, in effect, regard themselves as a pedestrian. Most of the last five miles are not on public roads, so this should not be a problem.
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What's included
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Race pack delivery
  • Chip-timed results
  • Live tracking
  • Bag drop
  • Water stations and gel stations
  • Cheer points and music on course
  • Fuel at the finish
  • Beach Village and Expo
  • Training plans
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How to get there
Preston Park, Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 6SD, UK
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By Train
Brighton station is the closest station to the start, located a walk or a short warm-up jog away from the start.
There is plenty of accommodation available throughout Brighton but make sure to book up plenty in advance to ensure you have somewhere to stay before race day.
Event day logistics
09:45 Marathon starts
*Please note that the mini mile races on Saturday will be staggered in 10-minute intervals, with the first one starting at 11 am and the last group setting off at 2:30 pm.
Race Packs
Race packs will be posted out to entrants in advance.
Bag Drop
There is a bag drop facility at the start for participants to make use of.
Beach Village
The Beach Village is located on Brighton Beach, east of Brighton Palace Pier, and is adjacent to the finish line on Madeira Drive.
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