Brighton Marathon Weekend
April 17, 2021 - April 19, 2021
Race in the immensely popular Brighton Marathon. This race has everything: live bands, spectator-lined streets and a hero’s welcome. Whether you’re chasing those PBs or having a crack at your first marathon, join thousands of runners in this lively seaside event.
Frequently asked Questions:
Can I wear headphones at the Brighton Marathon?
Whilst you can listen to music, you are advised not to. It’s important that participants can hear what’s happening during the race.
Can I defer my place at the Brighton Marathon?
Yes, you can defer your entry to the following year if you can’t take part due to illness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances.
Where can I find results for the Brighton Marathon?
You can find finisher photos and results on the Brighton Marathon Weekend website after the race. https://www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk
Does any of the entrant fee for the Brighton Marathon go to charity?
No, the entrant fee goes towards the cost of putting on the event. However the event works closely with local, national and international charities in helping them to raise millions of pounds for their causes. Each year, around 300 charities benefitted from an association with the event.
What is the minimum age for Marathon and 10k Participants
The minimum age for marathon participants is 18 on race day, and participants for the BM10k must be 17 on race day.
How can I change my race time for the Brighton Marathon?
You can change your estimated finish time by accessing your account via: https://raceroster.com. Once logged in, please select the drop down in the top right corner, and then ‘Participant Dashboard’, from here you can update your details.
New start time: For the thousands of participants who travel to the start on Race Day from outside of the city, the start time of 9:45am will increase public transport options and offer a more convenient timeframe in which to arrive ready and prepared to run.
Hotels: Although Brighton has an abundance of B&Bs and hotels, they fill up quickly around the marathon weekend so we’d recommend that you book in nice and early!
Parking and public transport: We will be providing a Park and Ride service to get runners and their spectators around, but again, this will likely sell out so book in advance.
NB. No refunds will be given for bus tickets in case you decide not to run or take the bus.
We strongly advise against travelling into the city centre on the morning of the event as there will be road closures in place and parking restrictions. We thoroughly recommend using the Park & Ride service, to avoid any potential issues with getting to the start on time.
Train: Please be sure to check the National Rail website when booking your tickets and closer to the event for any potential service alterations that may affect your journey.
On arriving at Brighton station, the seafront and city centre are just a tenminute walk away. There is also a taxi rank and bus service immediately outside the station forecourt but please note that there will be road closures in place on Race Day.
Bus or Coach: Bus services run across the city, also connecting with many local towns and villages. Please check the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website for the most up to date travel information and full timetables. There are also transfer coaches from London and Gatwick available to book via Zip Travel here: https://zip-travel.com/2019/04/14/brighton-marathon/
Taxi: If you require a taxi for travel to or within Brighton & Hove, you can find a list of taxi companies on Yelp.
Air: London Gatwick is the closest airport and is 30 minutes away by train (trains run direct from the airport to Brighton Station) or 35-40 minutes by car. London Heathrow is about 2 hours away by train or coach. Visit National Express for details of coaches that run from these airports to Brighton, and for drop off points in the city.
BM Ride – Park & Ride
BM Ride participants are advised to use the Mill Road Park & Ride site, which is within a short cycle of the Velo Village. Participants will be expected to park and cycle to the start line, as bike transport will not be provided.