Rubix VT Brighton Half Marathon
Sun 25 Feb 2024 Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Rubix VT Brighton Half Marathon

Join the UK's Happiest Half - a fast, flat race with a buzzing Brighton atmosphere in the early season and one of the most popular races in the UK!

2 races

  • Sun 25 Feb
  • #1 of 2
Madeira Drive, Brighton

Brighton Half Marathon

09:30

£44.75-£46.75

Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 25 Feb
  • #2 of 2
The Lawns Cafe, Hove

Youth Races

09:00

£13

Age 7-17

  • 1 mile road running

Overview

The Brighton Half Marathon was established over 30 years ago and is now a major half marathon in the running calendar being one of the most popular races in the UK!

Over the past three decades the race has grown in numbers and it is now one of the largest running events in the south east and a significant fundraising event for many worthy charities and causes.

runners

Highlights

  • The UK's Happiest Half
  • One of the UK's most popular races
  • Victorian seaside architecture
  • Bracing cliff tops and city views
  • Brighton Palace Pier and Royal Pavilion
  • Winter training motivation
  • Downloadable training plan
  • No ballot, no hassle, just enter

Event video

  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users

Timetable

Saturday

  • 14:00-17:00 | Helpdesk open near to Brighton Pier

Race day

  • 06:30 | Park and Ride site opens
  • 07:00 | First buses leave for race village
  • 08:30 | Last bus to leave Park and Ride
  • 09:00 | Youth Races begin
  • 09:27 | Wheelchair race begins
  • 09:30 | Half marathon begins
  • 11:30 | First bus back to Park and Ride
  • 14:30 | Race site closes
  • 14:45 | Last bus back to Park and Ride
  • 15:30 | Car park closes

Spectators

Watching from Marine Parade or Hove Lawns enable you to see the race going both ways.

spectators

Wheelchair race

Each year, there is a dedicated Wheelchair Race marquee in race village, where racers and their families can meet before and after the race. After the race there will be winners presentations and prizes in this marquee.

wheelchair race

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Madeira Drive
Madeira Drive
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2
UK

The start and finish line is close to the Steve Ovett statue.

Park and Ride

You can book Park and Ride when you register for the race to make your race day logistics run smootly.

It is open to runners and non-runners, but runners will take priority to ensure they can arrive in the race in good time. Bookings are made per car, rather than per person.

Buses leave when they have reached capacity. 

Paid parking

There are NCP car parks in the centre of Brighton and there is on-street parking. There are also private car parking spaces available to book.

By rail

If you are coming from Brighton train station take Queens Road south to the seafront, turn left and head towards Brighton Pier. The start will be clearly visible on the east side of the pier.

Accommodation

Plenty of recommendations are available.

  • Plastic-free event
  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

As a race that delivers a fairly unique seafront running - sustainability and the environment are a big part of the Brighton experience.

The Brighton Half Marathon is working hard to become a truly sustainable race.

For over ten years this event has been recycling as much as possible from the race – all the plastic and cardboard, including the cartons used at the drinks stations. Here are some of the actions taken each year:

Sustainability summary

  • Large recycling bins are hired and placed adjacent to each drinks station.
  • Clear ups of the areas by each fuel station.
  • Aluminium cans of water replace plastic bottles.
  • Paper bags replace plastic bags.
  • Electronic race guide instead of post.
  • City Clean are contracted in to support on race day so that all waste from the event is removed in line with the Local Authority rules on recycling across the city.
  • The event organises its own park and ride service on race day - encouraging participants to car share where possible and ultimately removing 550 cars from the city centre.
  • Wherever possible use local suppliers to help reduce delivery miles.
  • All lost property goes to Sussex Beacon shops.
  • Even the lead safety car is electric!

runner

First time racing the Brighton half and I was really impressed with the setup, atmosphere and location. Super flat so managed to bag my first PB in a while. I will definitely be back again next year to try and improve on this! Thanks, William C

Absolutely love this event. Spectacular views going along the cliffs and seafront and a nice tour of the town. Busy enough to feel supported but not unpleasantly loud or crowded. A few hills but nothing too taxing - the worst bit this year was running into the wind. Loved the seagull medal and t shirt. Can't wait to come back. Suzi B

I love this race and this city; always well organised with unparalleled crowd support. Thomas

A great race in a great place. The Brighton half is a lovely race, with a good few thousand runners it has a big event feel and the start / finish line atmosphere is great. The medal is also a standout and was my favourite medal of 2021. A good course for getting a PB... if the wind is not too strong - as it is a relatively flat race. Connor D

Races at event

  • Sun 25 Feb
  • #1 of 2
Madeira Drive, Brighton

Brighton Half Marathon

09:30

£44.75-£46.75

Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 25 Feb
  • #2 of 2
The Lawns Cafe, Hove

Youth Races

09:00

£13

Age 7-17

  • 1 mile road running