Youth Races
Sun 25 Feb 2024 Hove, East Sussex, UK

Rubix VT Brighton Half Marathon | Youth Races

The event gives youngsters of all abilities a unique opportunity to experience the buzz of a big race day with a 1-mile run along Hove Promenade, as part of the Brighton Half Marathon.

  • Sun 25 Feb 2024
The Lawns Cafe, Hove

Youth Races



Age 7-17

  • 1 mile road running


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.



  • 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

This event is part of Rubix VT Brighton Half Marathon .

Event video

  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users



  • 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


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


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
East Sussex

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.


Plenty of recommendations are available.

  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Located on Hove Promenade, the event is open to all abilities. Youth runners will run a mile on Hove Promenade, running along part of the main half marathon route before the half marathon runners come through.

The event gives youngsters a unique opportunity to experience the buzz of race day.

Youth Races

  • 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!

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt

Chip-timed, technical t-shirt and medal included, plus prizes for the first three runners in each of the five age categories. 

  • Age 7-17
  • Charity places
  • Enter online

Bulk purchases available - easy to enter a team.


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