Marathon
Sun 6 Apr 2025 Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Brighton Marathon

One of the UK's most popular marathons, boasting a new and beautiful seaside course with superb local support, making it a truly sensational running experience. Charity places now available for 2025.

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  • Sun 6 Apr 2025
Preston Park, Brighton > Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton

Marathon

09:45

£59.99-£69.99

Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running

Overview

Whether you’re taking part in the Brighton Marathon, BM10K or Brighton Miles, this is an exciting weekend for you, your friends and your family.

Enjoy an atmosphere like no other in this bustling, vibrant and colourful city, which welcomes thousands of spectators and the local community each year.

Make a weekend of it, stay in one of the fantastic hotels, shop, eat, drink, participate and then celebrate together in the unique Beach Village at the Finish of the marathon and 10K on Hove Lawns.

Highlights

  • Popular seaside marathon

    Enjoy sun, sea, scenery and socialising in Britain's 'hippest' city.

  • Festival weekend

    Running events and activities for all ages and abilities with thrilling crowd support.

  • New city to coast route

    Now featuring heaps of spectator whoops and applause in the later marathon miles when the going gets tough.

  • London Marathon takeover

    Think big in Brighton with a quality experience for your next major city run.

This is an event for everyone, with something for all ages and abilities. Come and be a part of it. 

This event is part of Brighton Marathon Weekend.

Event video

  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users

Saturday

2025 times to be confirmed.

  • 10:00-14:30 | Brighton Miles

Sunday

  • 09:00 | BM10K
  • 09:45 | Brighton Marathon

Expo

The Brighton Marathon Weekend Expo is an exciting show and features:

  • Shopping from a range of brands and retailers
  • Big screens showing interviews, footage and information
  • Finish line viewing area for the marathon and 10K events
  • Fantastic food and drink
  • Charity Village
  • Sampling and experiential activity

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Preston Park
Preston Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 6SF
UK

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

Description

The Brighton Marathon provides the best participant experience with brilliant atmosphere and spectator support, and will limit disruption to the city.

The event once again begins in Preston Park and goes north towards Withdean before taking participants south through the city and past some of Brighton's most iconic landmarks including the Pavilion.

The route then goes into the neighbourhood of Kemptown and follows the coast to Ovingdean past white cliffs before turning back for a breathtaking view of the city.

Participants will then run west along the coast past the Brighton Pier, West Pier and i360 before making their way into the supportive neighbourhoods in Hove.

The Finish Line is back on the seafront at Hove Lawns, taking finishers past the infamous beach huts into the beach village for celebrations.

Map

map

Fluids and fuel

Drinks, gels and water refill points will be available most miles from mile 4 up to mile 24 along the route.

Sustainability

  • Public transport links
  • Trees not tees

  • Chip timing
  • Event app
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan

Included

  • Chip timing
  • Mobile app for live tracking and results
  • Official event technical t-shirt (optional)
  • Medal (optional)
  • Goody bag
  • Individual runner number
  • Race pack including kit bag
  • Kit bag storage in the Beach Village at the finish
  • Water stations and gel stations
  • Cheer points, bands and music on course
  • Fuel at the finish
  • Access to the Beach Village and Expo with food, drink and entertainment, seminars, live screen and shopping
  • Training plans
  • Email runner communications and support
  • Prayer tent and reflection space
  • Family support area
  • Disability welfare hub

Every year thousands of runners take part in the Brighton Marathon and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.

Benefits of running for charity

Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:

  • Fundraising support

    Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.

  • Training support

    Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and five-time Olympian Jo Pavey!

  • Branded running kit

    When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.

  • Support on the day

    When you're partway through your run and your energy is flagging, what you need is a boost from cheering spectators to keep you moving. Many charities set up a cheer station along the route, keeping an eye out for you to send up a huge cheer as you run past!

  • Post-race recovery

    Many charities will provide refreshments and a post-race sports massage for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.

  • Exclusive social groups

    You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.

What are charity places?

Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if general entries are closed.

Marathon running and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you run for?

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Free sign up Homelessness

Missing People

The only UK charity that reunites missing children and adults with their loved ones.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
FREE

Fundraise
£500

Health and Medical £10 off

MS Society

For a world free from the effects of MS.

  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact

£10 off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £25

Fundraise
£495

Cancer

Blood Cancer UK

The blood cancer research charity.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£400

Health and Medical

Epilepsy Society

Transforming the lives of people with epilepsy through world-leading research, advocacy and care.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£500

Children

Sands

Saving babies lives, and supporting bereaved families.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£600

Heart

British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£20

Fundraise
£400

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online

Charity places are available from free + sponsorship pledge.

Entry fees

Entry fee

£69.99

Early bird entry fee

£59.99

The race itself was fantastic... Support and marshalls around the course were amazing, a very local feel. The finish of the race is along the promenade and with the weather being nice it made it that little bit more special. I really enjoyed this race and would return to it in the future. Ryan B

Race itself was amazing. Course is a little hilly for the first 10 miles but nothing to be scared of. No steep hills at all. Scenery is breathtaking. I love Brighton. Aid stations are extremely well marshalled and are frequent... What is outstanding about the event is the support. There are so many people to cheer you on. Even in the furthest parts of the course when you need the extra boost the most. I can’t thank enough the residents of Brighton and all that came to support the runners. You can feel that the city is excited for the event. Michael P

Good marathon, a few hills early on the course, but the scenery is beautiful. It was wonderful to run along the coast. Great local support as well with families giving out sweets and oranges. Andrew W

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