Race Day

The 2021 event will take place on Saturday 11th September 2021 in Preston Park.

How do I know which age category to enter my child into?

Minimum Age: 7 years old

Maximum Age: 17 years old

If the runners birthday falls on race day then they must enter into the category of the age they are turning. For example, if a runners 11th Birthday is the 17th April, then they must be entered into the U13 category.

UNDER 9 – The runner must be 7 or 8 years old on Saturday 11th September 2021.

UNDER 11 – The runner must be 9 or 10 years old on Saturday 11th September 2021.

UNDER 13 –  The runner must be 11 or 12 years old on Saturday 11th September 2021.

UNDER 15 – The runner must be 13 or 14 years old on Saturday 11th September 2021.

UNDER 18 – The runner must be 15, 16 or 17 years old on Saturday 11th September 2021.

Participant Instructions

Participant Instructions will be available here, closer to the event in 2021. Please check back.

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 must collect their Race Packs from either the Brighton Marathon Weekend Beach Village on Friday 10th September or from the Mini Mile Village in Preston Park on Saturday 11th September 2021 before your race(s).

We strongly recommend collecting from the Beach Village so that you are ready for your race and to avoid queues and delays.

Your Race Pack will contain:

  • Race number
  • Timing chip
  • Safety pins
  • Race T-shirt (the colour relates to the race you are participating in and you must wear it on the day)

Full details of your kit bag, timing chip and baggage process will be detailed in the Participant Instructions

You will also receive a goody bag when you are given your medal on Race Day.

What you need to collect your pack

  1. Your confirmation email – Please either bring a printed copy or save it to your smartphone to show our staff

If you can’t collect your Race Pack

If you are unable to collect your Race Pack before the event you can do so at the Race Pack Collection Point on the morning of the event, located within the Mini Mile Village at Preston Park.
Race Pack Collection and the Information Point will be available on Saturday 11th September 2021, 10am – 3pm.

Course Map

The 2020 course map is available to view here. Please note the 2021 course map will be available closer to the event with any minor amends.

Race Timings

Time Race
11am  Under 9 Girls
11.10am  Under 9 Boys
11.20am  Under 9 Girls
11.30am  Under 9 Boys
11.40am  Under 9 Mixed
11.50am  Under 9 Mixed
12.20pm  Under 11 Girls
12.30pm  Under 11 Boys
12.40pm  Under 11 Girls
12.50pm  Under 11 Boys
1pm  Under 11 Girls
1.10pm  Under 11 Boys
1.40pm  Under 13 Girls
1.50pm  Under 13 Boys
2pm  Under 13 Girls
2.10pm  Under 13 Boys
2.20pm  Under 15 and Under 18 Girls
2.30pm  Under 15 and Under 18 Boys

Your child’s security

As a parent or responsible adult for the child runner you remain responsible for the whereabouts and behaviour of your child at all times. We will however ensure that marshals and stewards that come in direct contact with the children are appropriately CRB checked.
We will have a LOST person notification point, which will be at the Information point within the Mini Mile Village. Please report to this area if you are a lost child or if you have lost a child.

Participant E-Newsletters

We will send all participants e-newsletters. These will contain helpful advice articles as well as event updates on a range of topics including essential information such as Participant Instructions, maps, event status, travel and race pack collection. 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 office@brightonmarathon.co.uk


There is some free parking in the roads directly adjacent to the park, and in residential roads nearby.
You can also find out about all pay and display and NCP parking in the city HERE
Do bear in mind that there will be many other parents trying to park on the day so using public car parks close by or taking public transport may be advisable.