How to enter the Brighton Marathon Weekend
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Brighton Marathon Weekend routes
This is an absolutely spectacular run along the Brighton seafront with an unrivalled atmosphere that will carry you from the start to finish.
Marathon - 26.2 Miles + BM 10k
The course begins at Preston Park and the first half will take runners through in the town of Brighton for 8k before heading out on to the seafront. Then a lovely run along the seafront.
BM 10k - Finish along the seafront
Halfway point - An absolutely incredible atmosphere as you head pass the pier.
Second Half - You head back into the town for an incredibly flat 8k and then you go through an industrial park before you head back out on to the seafront for the final 6k.
The course finishes at the point as the Halfway point.
Challenges: The start you will run up a fairly steep hill for about 500m. The run along the seafront is relatively undulating. Depending on the wind you could be running the final 6k into quite a strong headwind. Other than that this is a very fast course with a good chance of smashing a PB.
Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races
The 2021 Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races will take place on 17th April 2021.
The event is open to 7-17 year olds and gives over 2,000 youngsters a chance to experience and participate in the Brighton Marathon Weekend. Starting and finishing in Preston Park, the races take place over a one mile course within a race village complete with entertainment, stage, screen and food & drink. There is something for all the family to come along and enjoy.
Youtube video of the Mini Mile Race - https://youtu.be/-YJmwTCrUh0
Minimum age as of date of event: 14 years old
Taking place on Sunday a few hours before the BM10k and Brighton Marathon, BM Ride will offer cyclists of all abilities the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the sights of Brighton city centre and the seafront on closed roads over a 50km distance.
Whether a keen cyclist who is heading out for a group ride, a family wanting to ride together or someone looking for a new challenge, BM Ride will have something for you.
The Pacing Team, powered by 2XU, 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 (or Withdean Park if you are starting from the fast start), they will have balloons attached to them.
CUT-OFF TIME FOR THE MARATHON
The roads around the course must follow a strict re-opening schedule. We have worked this out so that even if someone was just continually walking fast (and we do not advocate 'walking' – we expect every entrant to be able to jog for at least significant portions of the race), they will be able to finish the race on the actual road surface of the route.
However, anyone moving around the course at slower than 6 hour 40 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.
BM Ride cut-off time
The ride takes place immediately before the BM10k; in order not to disrupt the BM10k, riders will be expected to maintain an average speed of 18km / 11 miles per hour.
A sweep vehicle system will be in place to collect any riders who fall behind this time limit or otherwise cannot continue due to injury, fatigue, mechanical failure, etc.
Meeting Friends and Family
After you collect your bag, the first area you will come across in the Event Village is the Gatwick Runner Arrivals Area, which will have numbered (1-12) flags making it easier for you to find your supporters. This is the best place to arrange to meet friends and family after the event. Make sure you agree a number with them to meet at before you start. Please bear in mind that many will finish later than their predicted finishing time. It will also take you at least 20 minutes to collect your finisher items from the Baggage Area and to reach the Gatwick Runner Arrivals Area, so please factor this in.
BEACH VILLAGE - Brighton Pier
The Beach Village is located on Brighton Beach, east of Brighton Palace Pier, and is adjacent to the finish line on Madeira Drive.
There will be mechanical assistance on and off the route to assist with any breakdowns. We do suggest, however, that you ensure that your bike is in good working order before the BM Ride and that all participants carry spare inner tubes in case they get a puncture.
BM ride pack
The following items are included in your Rider Pack:
- Wristband – must be worn in order to gain access to your start pen
- Bike number – attach to your handlebar
- 2 x cables ties – use to attach bike number to your handlebar
- Bag drop label – to attach to your bag
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