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Race Pack Collection

Your Race Pack including your race number, timing chip and kit bag, will need to be collected from the Exhibition in the Event Village on Brighton beach.

  • Your race number will be allocated when you collect your Race Pack.
  • You will also choose your start corral when you collect your Race Pack.
  • You will not be allocated a running number prior to race weekend in the post or by email. 

Please refer to your Participant Instructions HERE for full information regarding your Race Pack, number, timing chip, kit bag and baggage process.


NB. If you are an American Express Cardmember who paid for their entry with their American Express card, please click here for more information about your pack collection and hospitality facilities.

Location and Collection Times

When you arrive at the Event Village please head to the Race Pack Collection marquee. Maps for the Event Village and the Race Pack Collection queuing system are all included in your Participant Instructions HERE

The Event Village is just east of Brighton Pier, located directly on the beach by Madeira Drive. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Pier.

Race Pack Collection will be available:

  • Friday 7th April – 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday 8th April – 10am – 7pm 

(The Event Village will open at 10am on Friday 7th April and 9.30am on Saturday 8th April.)


What do I need to collect my pack?

You must bring both of the following:
1. Your confirmation email – this was sent to you when you signed up and will be from ‘Grounded Events’. Please either bring a printed paper copy or save it to your iPhone / smartphone to show our staff
Your runner confirmation email will be re-sent to you twice on:
  • Tuesday 21st March
  • Tuesday 4th April
If you still haven’t received this by Wednesday 5th April, please first check your junk mail / clutter or social inboxes before contacting: office@brightonmarathon.co.uk
2. A photo ID (such as a passport or drivers licence)
If you have do not have a photo ID, please bring with you 2 x proofs of address dated within three months e.g. a utility bill or bank statement.

What is in my Race Pack?

Your Race Pack includes:
  • Your paper Race Number
  • Timing Chip 
  • Safety Pins
  • Kit Bag 
  • Kit bag label for baggage trucks

Please refer to your Participant Instructions HERE for full information regarding your Race Pack, number, timing chip, kit bag and baggage process.

If you can't collect your pack

If due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to collect your Race Pack, you can arrange for a friend or family member to collect it for you. The person picking up your Race Pack must present:
  • The runner’s confirmation email (this is the email that includes a QR code)
  • Written authorisation for the collector to collect the pack, signed by the runner - you can download a Race Pack release form HERE
  • A colour copy or original of the runner's photo ID and a note of the runner's postal address
  • That person must also present his/her own photo ID


For any other queries about your pack – if you lose it, or it is missing anything, please head to the Information Point within the Event Village or at the Start on Race Day.

Start Corrals

You will be able to select your start corral when you check in at the Exhibition and collect your race pack. 
We have five colour coded corrals available and you should choose the corral you start from based upon your predicted finishing time: Red, blue, yellow, pink and green.  
Your finishing time is worked out based on your chip time – and your chip time starts when you cross the start line, and not when the first runners start.
Please refer to your Participant Instructions HERE for full information regarding the start corrals.

Key points to consider when choosing your corral

  • Be honest. Please only select a corral true to your ability. If you start in a corral that contains runners beyond your fitness you risk faster runners pushing past you during the race or getting frustrated with you if you are blocking their way.
  • Be sensible.  Starting in the corral that corresponds with your predicted finish time you will be surrounded with runners running at your pace, which will help support you as you cover the 26.2miles.
  • If you wish to take part with friends, we ask that you both enter into the corral that corresponds to the person with the slower predicted finishing time among your group.
  • If you are wearing fancy dress, we suggest selecting the slowest green corral.
  • If you are a wheelchair participant, please choose the corral that corresponds with your predicted finishing time and start at the back of the wave you are in on race day with your accompanying runner or assister.
  • Each corral will have several wave times, so do not worry that they will fill up before you get to choose one. If any particular corral does happen to fill up completely, you will be allocated the next available corral.

Why do I have to collect my race pack?

Race pack collection is compulsory at the Exhibition for several considered reasons:

  • Collecting your race pack from the Exhibition allows you peace of mind that you are ready for Race Day. Postal deliveries of race packs have proved extremely problematic in the past as a result of lost mail and changes of address.
  • The Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to meet your pacers, buy official marathon kit, pick up some fantastic sportswear and gain helpful tips from running experts... as well as enjoying a day out in Brighton!
  • All runners agreed to collecting their pack during registration for the event



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