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Brighton Marathon

  • When18th April 2021
  • WhereBrighton
  • Fundraising target£1000
  • Distance26.2 miles

Please note that due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these event dates are subject to change. If you are interested in taking part in an event for MQ then please apply through the website in the usual way or contact the team to discuss it further.

The Brighton Marathon is fast and flat with live music and a great atmosphere – it’s an ideal first marathon!

About the race

Over 12,000 runners take part in the marathon each April, enjoying a course that starts in Preston Park at 9.45am, snakes its way through the city centre, along the glorious seafront and finishes at the iconic Madeira Drive in front of thousands of cheering spectators. 

Since the first Brighton Marathon in 2010, the Brighton Marathon has grown dramatically to become the Brighton Marathon Weekend attracting larger numbers of runners and spectators each year to the city.

Beach Village

The Brighton Marathon Weekend kicks off at the Beach Village on the beach, which is located next to the Finish Line at Madeira Drive. On the Friday and Saturday Race Pack Collection will take place here as well as a range of things to see, do and buy including talks with the experts, pre and post-race massage, retail, food, bars and live screens. It’s free to enter, so friends, family and the local community can all come along and enjoy the atmosphere.

On the Sunday (Race Day), the Beach Village will become a hive of activity and celebration as runners reunite with friends and family and enjoy the live footage on big screens, the Charity Village, food, bars and an atmosphere like no other at a running event!

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