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The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK's favourite 26.2-milers. With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country's most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger and better every year.
Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront.
The marathon is just one part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, an event that also encompasses The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races, the BM10k and the Brighton Marathon Exhibition.
The Brighton Marathon Weekend was founded by former international athlete Tim Hutchings and by former Brighton club athlete, Tom Naylor. The event is organised by the Grounded Events Company ltd. The first running of the race took place on 18th April 2010.
The 2017 event will start on Sunday 9th April at 9.15am in Preston Park, Brighton.

TV coverage

For the past few years, Brighton Marathon has aired as a one hour highlights show on Channel 4, the week following the event. Cameras are out on course filming throughout the event - so please smile as you might catch yourself on TV!

The event has also worked with a number of fantastic sports commentators and television presenters, who are out on course interviewing runners and providing live commentary for our huge screens at the start and finish. Previous faces included Jenni Falconer, Andy Kay and Rob Walker!

Celebrate in the Event Village

Unique to the Brighton Marathon is the Event Village. Brighton Marathon Weekend is the first event to ever stage repatriation and celebration directly on the beach at the finish of the race(s). This is a fantastic stretch of beach boasting a charity village (where charities can greet their runners after their run), live screens, food, drink, entertainment and of course, deckchairs!

IAAF Bronze Label Race

Entries have increased for every year of the race since the race’s inception in 2010. There was a 20% increase on entries for the 2013 edition up to a maximum of 18,000, putting the race into the top 12 running events in the UK. In September 2011 the event was granted IAAF Bronze Label status by the IAAF, the governing body of international athletics.



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