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If you are coming to support and cheer on a participant in the Brighton Marathon, there are many fantastic places from which to watch and enjoy the event.
A course map, crossing points and key points on the route for spectating, will be available in our 2017 Event Programme, to help you plan your day. 

Event Village

On Race Day, the Event Village is the place to head to, to meet your runner in the Reunion Area after they finish and celebrate together. There are lettered flags in the Reunion Area - be sure to agree a letter to meet at before the race starts. 

There will also be an accessible viewing area next to the Grandstand reserved for wheelchair users and disabled spectators.

With big screens, food & drink, shopping and the Finish Grandstand you're guaranteed a fantastic day out.

Click below for a larger map.


What to Bring

Sadly, we can't guarantee the weather so do make sure you come prepared for wet or windy conditions!
Wear comfortable walking shoes, as you may wish to walk the distance from the Start to the Finish.
Come light - don't bring lots of things with you as you may experience crowds and busy periods in the city centre during the 10k and the marathon.
We would recommend bringing small children in slings or a baby carrier rather than prams, as again, it can get busy and you might prefer to have more freedom without one.


The city will be extremely busy during Brighton Marathon Weekend and we recommend all participants and spectators use public transport on Race Day when getting to the Start, Finish and around the course.
Please note Preston Park train station is closed on Sunday 9 April. 
Brighton mainline station is only a 20 minute walk from Preston Park.
By Air
London Gatwick is the closest airport and is 30 minutes away by train (trains run direct from the airport to Brighton mainline station) or 35-40 minutes by car.
If you are staying in or near Brighton taxis WILL be able to collect you and drop you close by to the start area. There will be road closures in place but routes are still possible across the city avoiding these closures and/or ahead of them being actioned. Road closure information will be available soon.
You can find a list of further public transport available and full information via the Brighton & Hove City Council web site
We will once again provide runners and spectators with a Park and Ride service on the day. (This is now full.)
You can also find out about all pay and display and NCP parking in the city HERE
Do bear in mind that there will be some road closures in place on the day. 



Gatwick airport