6th April 2014
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The Brighton Marathon is a road race run over the distance of 42.195 km or 26 miles and 385 yards. It takes place each April in Brighton on the south coast of England.
The inaugural Brighton Marathon was organised by former international athlete Tim Hutchings and former Brighton club athlete, Tom Naylor. The first running of the race took place on 18th April 2010.
The race opened to 12,000 entries, with 7,589 participating on race day. The course start line was at Preston Park. The route took in some of the sights of central Brighton before heading East towards Rottingdean. The race then headed west out to and around Hove, before returning on the seafront and finishing on Madeira Drive, close to Brighton Pier.
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.