Race Day 2023

The 2023 event will take place on Sunday 2 April 2023, at 9.45am in Preston Park.

You will also be given an arrival time when you collect your Race Pack according to your estimated finish time, which you must please adhere to.



Arrival & Start Times

WHITE* UNDER 3:15:00 Arrival time 09:15AM (Start approx. 09:45AM)
RED UNDER 3:30:00 Arrival time 09:15AM (Start approx. 09:45AM)
BLUE 3:30:00 – 4:00:00 Arrival time 09:15AM (Start approx. 09:45AM)
YELLOW 4:00:00 – 4:30:00 Arrival time 09:30AM (Start approx. 10:00AM)
PINK 4:30:00 – 5:00:00 Arrival time 09:45AM (Start approx. 10.15AM)
GREEN OVER 5:00:00 Arrival time 09:45AM (Start approx. 10.15AM)

*The white wave is only for people who have presented a qualifying time within registration and received confirmation from our team.

Participant Instructions

PLEASE READ the full participant instructions ahead of the event, which contains all of the vital information needed ahead of the event.

2023 instructions will be available early 2023.

Confirmation Email

When you sign up you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code, confirming your place.

Please keep this safe and file it, as you will need it to collect your Race Pack. You can bring a printed version or have it on your mobile phone.

It will also be re-sent before the event.

You can change most of your personal details on your account by accessing your account via: https://raceroster.com. Once logged in, please select the drop down in the top right corner, and then ‘Participant Dashboard’, from here you can update your details.

Race Pack Collection

All participants in the Brighton Marathon must collect their Race Packs from the Beach Village on Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April 2023.

You will be able to select your start corral when you collect your pack, so depending on how your training has gone, will depend on the corral you pick for race day. We have five colour coded-corrals and you should choose the corral you start from based upon your predicted finishing time.

Your finishing time is worked out based on your chip time – and your chip time starts when you cross the start line, not when the first runners start.

More information will be coming nearer the events.

Baggage and Bag Drop

Please note that there will not be a bag drop facility at the Start.

Bag Drop will take place in the Beach Village on Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April.

However – spectators will be allowed into Preston Park this year ahead of the ‘Athlete Only’ area. You will therefore be able to ask your supporter(s) to take your kit bag with them to the Finish if you do not want to drop it in the days preceding.

Find out more

Start and Course Map

You can see our previous start and course maps are here. Any updates to the 2023 course will be available closer to the event.

Participant Emails

We send all participants regular e-newsletters. These contain helpful training advice articles as well as event updates on a range of topics including essential information such as Participant Instructions, maps, event status, travel, park & ride and medical information. We advise that all participants receive these but you can opt out from them if you wish. If you do opt out and decide you would like to opt back in, please email [email protected]


Please make sure you plan your travel well in advance for stress-free experience and so that you are ready for Race Day.

Click below for advice on buses, trains and taxis.



If you need accommodation for the Brighton Marathon Weekend, we recommend you book well in advance to secure a room at the best rates as the city gets very busy over event weekend.

Web sites like booking.com often have some great deals. Or why not look for an AirBNB or private rental and enjoy a home from home?


Mobile App

The mobile app will provide users with an interactive course map for tracking runners on the course, spectator information, results, the Participant Instructions, FAQs and more.

Medical Advice

Your safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.

No matter your experience or ability, please take time to read our medical advice before you begin your training. It’s important to not only assess your physical ability, but to find out more about energy supplements, fluids, fuel and whether any medications may have an impact on your training.

We want to get you to the finish line safely and sensibly.

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If you would like more information on deferring your 2023 place to 2024, please click here.

Information regarding deferrals following postponement will be issued to participants as soon as possible.

Terms and Conditions

You can read the terms and conditions for participants that were agreed to upon sign up, by clicking below.



For any other questions, you should be able to find what you need in our FAQs