The Brighton Marathon Weekend is an exciting three-day event that takes place each April in buzzing Brighton.

Over 15,000 participants take part across the three running events, while over 150,000 spectators take to the city streets to show their support.

Events include the UK’s second largest marathon, Brighton Marathon, the BM10k race, and the youth event, The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races.

Also open throughout the weekend, is the huge Event Village, which is installed on Brighton beach for supporters, runners and the local community to enjoy.

This is an event for everyone, with something for all ages and abilities. Come and be a part of it.


Brighton Marathon

Over 12,000 runners take part in the marathon each April, enjoying a course that starts in Preston Park, 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.

The course bests for the men and women are well under 2hrs10min and 2:29, making it the second-fastest marathon in the UK. It is also the second-largest marathon in the UK and eighth-largest in Europe.

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.



In 2014, the super-fast BM10k was added to the weekend schedule and immediately stamped its importance on the rankings with the second-fastest time in the country that year.

The race starts from the same start as the Brighton Marathon in Preston Park, just 45 minutes beforehand at 9.00am. The course is fast and flat, taking participants through the city centre and finishing at the same finish as the marathon, on Madeira Drive.

Each year we see many groups and families take part in the BM10k and the marathon, allowing 10k participants to start in the same park and then cheer their marathon runners on after they have finished.


Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races

Children aged 7-17 can get involved with the Brighton Marathon Weekend and run a 1 mile course at Preston Park in these age-related races. Taking place the day before the Brighton Marathon and BM10k, they too can experience all the fun and atmosphere of the Brighton Marathon Weekend.

The Mini Mile Village offers big screens, great food, drink and an array of fun activities to do together before, during and after the event.

Children can also help fundraise for title sponsor Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens to raise money for research into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults.


Event Village

The Brighton Marathon Weekend kicks off at the Event 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 Event 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!