The Event Village will be open for the whole of the event weekend, from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April 2018, with Race Pack Collection taking place on the Friday and Saturday.

Here we welcome you to the 2018 Brighton Marathon Weekend. Thousands of runners and supporters will kick-start their weekend together in a hive of anticipation and excitement.

Situated next to the finish line, the Event Village is located right on Brighton beach. Click here for Google Maps.

Race Pack Collection

Race Pack Collection will take place in the Event Village on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2018. Full details are available under ‘Participant’ on the individual event web sites or in the Participant Instructions, which will be available closer to event weekend.

Reunion Area

On Race Day participants will be able to reunite with loved ones in the Reunion Area in the Event Village. With A-Z lettered flags, this is the best place to arrange to meet friends and family after the event. Make sure you agree a letter with them to meet at before you start the race.


There is Grandstand seating available on the finish line which is available on a first come, first served basis. There is also an accessible area reserved for disabled spectators and wheelchair users.

2XU Recovery Zone

Chat with our team of experts in the 2XU Recovery Zone. Ask your training, nutrition, or injury-related questions ahead of your race and calm any pre-race nerves. You will also be able to pre-book pre-race and post-race massage here. Booking will open soon.

Charity Village

If you are running for a charity or have joined a charity team, some will be setting up camp in our Charity Village within the Event Village. Here your charity will welcome you to their own unique tent, to give you the congratulations and pat on the back you deserve. You may also benefit from their on-site massage, refreshments and food. This is their chance to say thank you to you for all of your hard work!

The following charities will be there in 2018:

Alzheimer’s Research UK // Alzheimer’s Society // Amaze/Extratime // Brighton and Hove Speak Out/Grace Eyre // Brighton Oasis Project // Breast Cancer Now // British Lung Foundation // Cancer Research UK // Chestnut Tree House // Crohn’s and Colitis UK // Cystic Fibrosis Trust // Dandelion Time // Demelza Hospice Care for Children // Dementia UK // Diabetes UK // Disaster Relief // International Animal Rescue // Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust // Macmillan Cancer Support // Marie Curie // Martlets Hospice // MindOut // Mind // NSPCC // Pancreatic Cancer Action // Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund // Rockinghorse // ShelterBox // St Peter & St James Hospice / St Catherine’s Hospice // St John’s School and College // Stroke Association // Target Ovarian Cancer // Teenage Cancer Trust // The Motor Neurone Disease Association // Tommy’s // The Brain Tumour Charity // Winston’s Wish // WWF //

Food and Drink

We will have a range of street food trucks and stands, as well as bars serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, spread out across the beach alongside deck chairs and picnic benches.

Live Screens

There will be big screens on the finish straight and in the Event Village, broadcasting live footage from the course as well as event updates, good luck messages and videos from some of our runners and charities.


Enjoy a range of shopping opportunities, including official event merchandise, sportswear brands and more. Cash points will be located in the Event Village if you require them.

Sign up for 2019

You will be able to sign up for the 2019 Brighton Marathon in the Event Village, ahead of the masses and entries going live online.

Information Tent

If you need assistance from our Event Team as a participant or spectator, look out for the Information Tent where someone will be able to help you.


There will be ramps put into place for access to the Event Village from the main pavement for wheelchairs and families with pushchairs. There will also be a disabled viewing area adjacent to the Grandstand. Disabled access toilets will be available within the Event Village.


Taps providing drinking water will be installed at different points within the Event Village for all to use. Please use your own bottles or flasks to fill up here. Look out for the signs and check the Event Village map (coming soon).