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The Brighton 10K

Run 10km

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The Brighton 10k is one of the South East's longest running 10k road race and the oldest 10k in Brighton and Hove. Established by Brighton and Hove's Athletics Club in 1984. Olympic athlete, Chris Carter, set up the race to promote running and fitness, and to raise funds for the club and local charities. The race raises money for Brighton & Hove Athletics and other local groups supporting sport in the city.

We hope that you can join us this year!

Review summary

4.1
9 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Caoímhin O
"4.5 hours later and still no times. Site talk about a wonderful 24 customer..."

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Jennifer B
"Having seen only one review for this event and that being a negative one I felt..."

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Mike D
"I'm local to Brighton and have done this a few times. A flat course and good..."
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How to enter the The Brighton 10K

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £20–£22
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The Brighton 10K route

THE COURSE
The fast, flat course is ideal for runners of all levels and is held on traffic free roads.

RACE SPEED

Whilst the front of the race may cover the 10k course in under 30 minutes (course record under 29 minutes), there are plenty of people finishing after 60, 70 or 80 minutes - there will be no judgement of your time, just admiration for you having done it.

For all those in between, the speed at the front provides an opportunity for everyone to get a good time - 36 min. runners dragged to sub 35 min, 46 min. runners to sub 45 mins and so on down the line of exhausted but happy athletes.

THE COURSE SPECIFICS
The start (and finish) line is located on Madeira Drive, approximately 500m East of the Palace Pier. The race heads west along Madeira Drive and the A259 as far as the King Alfred in Hove (3.5k). Here the course turns left down to Kings Esplanade and then onto the Prom as far as the Peace Statue (just after 5k). Here the route rejoins the A259 back to the Aquarium and onto Madeira Drive, passing the start/finish (7k) to reach a 180 degree turn at Black Rock and a 1500m sprint back to the finish.

The start will be graded with the fastest athletes at the front - please be aware that you will get a time based on crossing the start line (as well as a "gun" time), there is no need to worry about having to be near the front, as being surrounded by runners of a similar standard will actually help everybody to have a (fairly) clear and safe run.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • A relaxed atmosphere and provides the basic requirements for your race
  • A great course on closed roads
  • Baggage drop
  • Refreshments
  • Medal at the finish
  • The afternoon free to enjoy Brighton (and Hove!).
  • The race has a UKA licence and a certificate of measurement.
  • Water at finish only, no water station on course (unless exceptionally hot for November).
  • First aid cover provided.
Raceday Logistics

Race Schedule

Start time - 9:30am

End time - 10:00am

Start/Finish

Madeira Drive

Kit List

Normal running gear is perfect for this event. Due to the weather being in November it is advised that you either wear or bring warm clothes for after the race.

FAQs

What is the Brighton 10k about?

The Brighton 10k was established in the 1980's by members of Brighton & Hove Athletic Club with several objectives, which remain our target today.
* To provide a fast, competitive race for athletes in Sussex + the South East. Happily the opportunity for a fast time now also draws in entries from further afield.
* To provide an entry point for less experienced runners to make the step up to a relatively large road race, whether that step is testing your Parkrun progress, part of a progression to half/full marathons or just to prove to yourself (or others) that you can do it.
* To promote the sport and the club.

What is the minimum age limit for this event?

16 Years Old

Questions & answers

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    Michelle H
    Can I defer or sell my place ?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. If you send an email over to our customer support team they will be able to help you - [email protected]
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    Daz B
    After booking are we expecting anything in the post and what should we take to the run to gain access?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Just to let you know that you will receive your race number the morning of the event. All you need to take is you and your running shoes!
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    Mhairi U
    Hiya, I just wanted to double check whether this event is still going ahead in 2019? My confirmation email takes me to a webpage where it says it’s been cancelled? Has it been taken over by another organisation? Cheers!

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    Steph E
    Hi there! Yes this event is still going ahead :-) best of luck!
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    Tom S
    Is there any late entry available or can I sign up on the day?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. I'm afraid not, entries are completely full for this race
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    Will M
    I booked for this event a few weeks ago on 10th October via active.com and received confirmation of registration and a barcode to be presented at the event. No number has been sent out to me or any other info at all. First I want to confirm I still have a place as I saw something about the event being taken over by another provider, I guess yourselves. My name is William Mitchell and I have an Reg ID of R-OYV052JJ. Please also confirm how I get my number, it was always sent in the post in the past.

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    Steph E
    HI there William, thanks for getting in touch. Just to let you know that Let's Do This don't actually organise the event or even take bookings, we just help with marketing. We are pretty certain that the race is going ahead and you will be able to collect your race number the morning of the race at registration
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    Serena S
    Hello. Like the person below, my information email tells me the event is cancelled and I've also not received my race number. The same is true of a friend. Could you please direct me?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Let's Do This don't actually organise or take bookings for this event, we just help with marketing. If you click on the following link you will be able to contact the event organiser - https://www.thebrighton10k.org/contact
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    Serena S
    Who ought I to contact to check on my race number?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Let's do This don't actually organise the event, we just help with marketing. If you click the following link you will be able to contact the event organiser - https://www.thebrighton10k.org/contact
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    Roxy K
    Hi, do you know if there are any places available or if I can be on the reserve list due to any drop outs??

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Unfortunately the race is completely sold out and we don't have a waiting list I'm afraid

The Brighton 10K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The Brighton 10K reviews (9)

4.1 out of 5 stars

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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • Did the 10k in 2019

    I'm local to Brighton and have done this a few times. A flat course and good value. There does seem to have been an issue with times this year as like others I have been texted someone else's time and I cannot see the results anywhere yet either!
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    Kevin D

    Did the 10k in 2019

    The course is flat and good for first timers or people training for bigger events. I never got my race number posted unfortunately. When I asked for another one at the information desk. I was made to feel slightly embarrassed as to why I did not have one. The medal was poor for the fee paid. I looked like something you would give a 7 year old after sports day. Would I run the race again yes. But the customer service and medal definitely needs improvement.
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    Matthew J Otrell

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Very disappointed to see my medal just put in a bag and not beat pleased to receive a text with somebody else’s name and time..
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    DB

    Did the 10k in 2019

    This was my first ever run and is very good for beginners. Friendly atmosphere, easy route to run and flat. However I got a text message telling me about another persons time and not mine? Waiting to see my time and links to see photos that were taken.
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    Not Felicity

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Where are the race times? I got a text message with addressed to someone else with someone else's time!
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    Jacky

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Always good but please change the medal. It really is awful compared to others. I have over 130 and have done this race each year but it never changes and it xould be so much nicer.. bit disorganised at the end today but got a pb. Everyone is friendly and its a good one to do
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    Jacy M

    Did the 10k in 2019

    I’ve done this race for last couple of years and really like it - great course and runners can really spread out.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Having seen only one review for this event and that being a negative one I felt I wanted to put my point of view.

    Firstly superb organisation, Everything clearly laid out but without the glossy magazines and media hype of the "professional fun runs". This reflects very nicely in the price which is about half or less of other events. The course is flat, The Marshalls brilliant, the crowd support great, the bling looks good and frankly everything is brilliant.

    Definitely one to go in my diary for the next year. A big thanks to the organisers.

  • Did the 10k in 2019

    4.5 hours later and still no times. Site talk about a wonderful 24 customer service. Not heard any response to my enquiries.
    PS... 🥉 Is a bit rubbish