How to enter the Brighton Marathon Weekend
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 10km
- Run 1mi
- Bike 50km
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
Start - Preston Park
First Half - You will run 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.
Finish - Same spot as the Halfway point.
The course - Mainly a completely flat road course.
Challenging points - 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 2020 Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races will take place on Saturday 18th April 2020. Entries will open in early 2020.
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.
FLUID AND FUEL 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.
A list of miles / km with water and/or fuel will be included in your Participant Instructions.
BM Ride Water stations
Water stations will be available at the half way point. We encourage participants to bring with them the nutrition that they require for the ride.
There will be food and drink concessions at the Velo Village.
A recovery area will be available at the finish line with recovery drinks.
Personal music devices are permitted whilst participating but it is strongly recommend that you do not use one.
It is important that you are able to hear what is happening around you, including any emergency services that may be operating.
Please note that you will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for harm to yourself or any third party, as a result of wearing a personal music-playing device. However, we do recommend the earphones with bone conduction technology that allow the wearer to listen to music while still being aware of their surroundings.
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.
Non-racing wheelchair users are welcome to take part in the Brighton Marathon and BM10k.
If you wish to enter in a non-racing wheelchair, you will start at the rear of the race for carefully considered health & safety reasons associated with the course terrain and density of runners in parts.
We also strongly advise that you are accompanied by an able-bodied runner throughout the 26.2 miles to support you for the above reasons but you can take part independently if you wish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Brighton Marathon Weekend weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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