BRIGHTON MARATHON WELCOMES 11,000 REGISTRANTS TO 2018

By 21st June 2017

General entries for the 2018 Brighton Marathon are now closed having hit the 11,000 registration target in just over ten weeks with organisers looking forward to their best event yet, on Sunday 15th April 2018.

General entries for the 2018 Brighton Marathon first opened on Friday 7th April 2017 at an exclusive discounted rate in the Event Village during the event weekend, before then going on sale to the general public. Once more, there has been an unprecedented demand to take part in one of Europe’s largest Marathons.

The 2017 Brighton Marathon Weekend was without question the biggest so far on all levels; over 12,000 people finished the Brighton Marathon and more than 5,000 took part in the BM10k and Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races.

Whilst participant numbers reached their highest number, the new Event Village welcomed more than 150,000 visitors over the three days, with a similar number calculated to have watched from the route, which turned Brighton Marathon Weekend 2017 into one of the largest events ever seen in Brighton & Hove.

Following the largest event to date in 2017, organisers of the event are now looking forward to staging the most developed and improved edition on Sunday 15th April 2018.

Tom Naylor, Brighton Marathon Weekend Event Director said: “It was incredible to see such a phenomenal weekend for our city in April, with our highest numbers of runners and spectators enjoying the seafront and celebrating a day of achievement together. We are a relatively young event, with the majority of big city marathons having taken place for decades; so to be able to say we are amongst Europe’s largest is testament to Brighton & Hove and the support we receive from the community.

The unexpectedly high temperatures that led to a big increase in footfall on race day brought about important learnings for the year ahead. We are already working hard to review, develop, and improve to make the 2018 Brighton Marathon Weekend the best yet for all who take part, volunteer or spectate. We look forward to welcoming thousands of new Marathon runners and their friends and family to Brighton, where we hope we can support them in raising millions for good causes.”

Entries can now be secured through the 250+ charities that have places available through the Brighton Marathon Weekend website: http://www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/events/brighton-marathon/charities/

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