Brighton to London Ultra
Sat 27 Apr 2024 Brighton, East Sussex, UK Entries closed

Brighton to London Ultra

A classic trail race between two cities finishing in the capital, brought to you by experienced race directors of over 100 races, with Gold/Silver/Bronze medals depending on finishing time.

  • Sat 27 Apr 2024
  • Entries closed
St. Mary's Church, Brighton > Kingston upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames

Brighton to London Ultra

06:00

£85

Age 18-90

  • 100 km trail running + 1489 m ascent

Overview

Classic footraces between London and Brighton have taken place since 1837. 

There is a rich history of many events and challenges between the two cities, mainly road races, right up to 2005 when it was determined that a road race was no longer a viable option due to traffic concerns.

Fast-forward to 2024 and the revival of the pairing of the cities as a trail race! In a twist to the original, it will operate in the reverse direction which brings a wealth of benefits including crossing the finish line in the capital itself, an excellent transport network to return home and opportunity to spend time in London after the event.

The new start time of the race means that 90% of participants will finish before 9pm.

Highlights

  • 100km ultra from coast to city
  • Start by the iconic Brighton Pier
  • Finish in the capital itself
  • Early season goal for winter motivation
  • Minimum average speed approx. 3.5mph
  • Experienced race directors
  • Chip timed and tracked
  • 150 runners only - enter now
  • Bronze, Silver or Gold medals

  • Teams

Timetable

  • 04:30-05:30 | Registration at Kemptown Brighton
  • 05:45 | Race briefing adjacent to Brighton Pier
  • 06:00 | Race starts, adjacent to Brighton Pier
  • 09:22 | Checkpoint 1: 12 miles (minimum average speed 3.55mph)
  • 13:00 | Checkpoint 2: 24 miles (minimum average speed 3.5mph)
  • 16:25 | Checkpoint 3: 36 miles (minimum average speed 3.45mph)
  • 20:10 | Checkpoint 4: 48 miles (minimum average speed 3.4mph)
  • 00:30 | Finish in London (minimum average speed 3.34mph)

  • Bag transfer
  • Coast
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

St. Mary's Church
61 Saint James's Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1PR
UK

Register at St Mary's Church, then walk 400m to the start on the promenade by Brighton Pier.

  • Check points
  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Point to point
  • Undulating
  • Water stations

Cut off

The route has an overall cut-off time of 18.5 hours.

Route highlights

Runners will follow the 100K route from Brighton to London on mostly trail with some tarmac, taking in many highlights of the route along the way:

  • 83% trail
  • 17% road

Start on the promenade by the iconic Brighton Pier and finish in Kingston upon Thames, close to the stunning Richmond Park.

Brighton Pier
Celebrate your achievement in the capital itself
BRIGHTON TO LONDON 100K ULTRAMARATHON ROUTE MAP
GPX also available

  • Certificate
  • Chip timing
  • GPS tracking
  • Map

Included

  • Hire of a GPS Tracker from Track Trail ® 
  • Electronic RFID chip RaceResult system operated by Beyond Marathon Ltd
  • Trophies for Female and Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Bag transport from start to the finish
  • Selection of food and drink at checkpoints and at the finish
  • Finisher's PDF certificate can be downloaded from the event results page
  • Experienced race directors of over 100 races
  • Paramedic support
GRADED MEDALS £7.50
Bronze for finishers. Silver sub 14 hours. Gold sub 12 hours.

  • Age 18-90
  • 150 places
  • Entries closed
  • Enter online
Entries limited to 150 only