Brighton to London Ultra
Sat 26 Apr 2025 Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Brighton to London Ultra

A classic trail race between two cities finishing in the capital itself, with Gold/Silver/Bronze medals depending on finishing time. The 2024 event sold out - commit now.

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  • Sat 26 Apr 2025
St. Mary's Church, Brighton > Kingston upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames

Brighton to London Ultra



Age 18-90

  • 100 km trail running + 1489 m ascent


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.


  • 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
  • 200 runners only - sold out in 2024
  • Bronze, Silver or Gold medals

  • Teams


  • 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
East Sussex

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
GPX also available

  • Certificate
  • Chip timing
  • GPS tracking
  • Map


  • 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
Bronze for finishers. Silver sub 14 hours. Gold sub 12 hours.

  • Age 18-90
  • 200 places
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Entries limited to 200 only. 2024 event sold out!

Entry fees

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