When will the Brighton Marathon take place?

The Brighton Marathon will take place on Sunday 12th September 2021 at 09:45am in Preston Park.

What are the Brighton Marathon Terms & Conditions?

You can find the full terms and conditions for Brighton Marathon participants here.

What is the minimum age for Brighton Marathon participants?

The minimum age for Brighton Marathon participants is 18 on race day. We CANNOT make any exceptions to the above.

How do I change my personal details? (address/email/phone number)

You can change most of your personal details on your account by accessing your account here. Once logged in, please select the drop down in the top right corner, and then 'Participant Dashboard', from here you can update your details.

I've misplaced my confirmation email for the Brighton Marathon. Can I get another one?

Send Race Roster an email and request another copy of your confirmation email. Alternatively, you can wait until Monday 30th August 2021, when we will be re-sending all confirmation emails.

What medical facilities will be in place on event day?

We will have full medical care/treatment available to all participants at the start, along the route, and at the finish. Medical safety of the entrants is of paramount importance. Our medical cover will be provided by St John Ambulance combined with local paramedics, and a team of local paramedics, doctors and physiotherapists.


How do I get my Race Pack for the Brighton Marathon event?

We do not send Race Packs to our participants. Race Packs must be collected from the Brighton Marathon Beach Village on the beach at Madeira Drive, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2021. More information can be found here.

Why do we have to collect our Race Packs?

In previous years many race packs have not been received on time with Brighton Marathon Weekend participants using the postal service. This has led to an increase in work load for the team at the most critical period before the event and to frustration for our participants. To ensure that we do not have these problems in the future we have decided to ask runners, or a friend, a member of their family, a running buddy or a colleague to collect the number instead. This should ensure that every runner wakes up on race day morning with the correct information, number, race chip and kit bag. You can find more information about this here.

What if I can’t collect my Race Pack?

You can nominate someone else to collect your Race Pack such as a friend or family member. More information available here.

Will there be pacers?

Yes, our Pacing Team, powered by 2XU, will be running with you on Race Day. Pacers will be pacing the following times: 3:00 (Withdean Start only) & 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30 (Preston Park only). Look out for them in their respective start corrals, they will have balloons/flags attached to them.

Will there be baggage drop facilities for the Brighton Marathon?

Yes, there will be Brighton Marathon baggage trucks at Preston Park that will take your belongings to the finish line where you can collect them.
Full information of the bag drop procedure will be available in your Participant Instructions, which will be emailed to you and placed on the website several weeks before the event.

I can no longer take part in the Brighton Marathon, can I receive a refund?

You will be able to cancel your entry, and receive a full refund, within 14 days of your purchase. Please email us here to request a refund.

Can I defer my Brighton Marathon entry to the following year?

If you are a Brighton Marathon 2021 entrant who is unable to participate in September 2021 you have the option to defer your entry to April 2022. If you have entered through a charity and are no longer able to participate in the 2021 event, then please contact your chosen charity directly. The Deferral policy can be found here where you can also purchase your deferral.

Am I able to transfer my Marathon entry to the BM10k / BM Ride?

If you are no longer able to complete the full distance of the Marathon but would still like to be involved in the Weekend, you can transfer your entry to the BM10k or the BM Ride. To arrange this please email us.. The deadline for any requests of this nature is 13th August 2021. You are still be able to defer your Marathon entry to the following year, but you must also purchase a deferral here.


I bought an iTaB when I registered for the Brighton Marathon, how do I get this?

The company that produce iTaBs will be sent your address, order details, and finisher time post event. They will then fulfil and post your order directly to you.

I didn't buy an iTaB when I registered, can I still purchase one?

Yes, of course, simply head here. You will be asked for your confirmation number so make sure you have that to hand or email Race Roster here. You will only be able to log back in to purchase up until Friday 27th August at 5pm, after which you will need to speak directly with iTaB in order to purchase this here.

Can I buy an 'In Training' t-shirt for Brighton Marathon?

Yes, of course, simply head here. You will be asked for your confirmation number so make sure you have that to hand or email Race Roster here.

Can I run the Brighton Marathon in fancy dress?

Yes, this is allowed of course, but please bear in mind the race day weather conditions and appropriate fluid intake should your fancy dress layers leave you needing extra hydration. Please contact the office here should your outfit in anyway be restrictive to your running or may in any way impact upon any other runners in the event.

Can I take part in the Brighton Marathon with a wheelchair?

Non-racing wheelchair users are welcome to take part in the Brighton Marathon. However, we currently do not offer elite wheelchair races or allow self-propelled racing wheelchairs. If you wish to enter in a non-racing wheelchair, you will start at the rear of the race for carefully considered health & safety reasons associated with the course terrain and density of runners in parts. We also strongly advise that you are accompanied by an able-bodied runner throughout the 26.2 miles to support you for the above reasons but you can take part independently if you wish. We can help you find someone to accompany you if you are unable to do so. If you have an accompaniment, they must register for the event and have a race number. They will be allocated a complimentary place in the event by the organiser. Again, the wheelchair entrant and accompanying runner/assister will be asked to start at the back of the race. All wheelchair users take part on the understanding that they will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for harm to themselves or any third party or parties, or damage to any property during the race. If you wish to enter as a non-racing wheelchair user, or you wish to assist an entrant in a wheelchair, please email our office here

If you wish to enter as a non-racing wheelchair user, or you wish to assist an entrant in a wheelchair, please email our office here. 


How do I change my estimated finish time/start corral for the Brighton Marathon?

There is no need to update this on your registration. You will be able to choose your starting race corral when you collect your Race Pack. This will give you the chance to change your start time according to the time you think you will take once you have completed your training. It will also allow you to start with your friends or training partners.

How do I apply for the Withdean Start?

To be considered for the Withdean Start, you must select 'Under 3:15' as your estimated finish time. You will then be prompted to enter a qualifying time (sub 1:30 for a half marathon; sub 3:20 for a marathon, achieved since the 1st January 2019). You will be contacted in August to confirm your start allocation. You can change your estimated finish time up until the 1st August 2021 by accessing your account here. Once logged in, please select the drop down in the top right corner, and then 'Participant Dashboard', from here you can update your details.

I am quite a slow runner, what happens if I don't finish or it takes me more than 6 hours?

The roads around the course must follow a strict re-opening schedule. We have worked this out so that even if someone was just continually walking fast (and we do not advocate walking, we expect every entrant to be able to jog for at least significant portions of the race), they will be able to finish the race on the actual road surface of the route. However, anyone moving around the course at slower than 6 hour 40 pace (that is slower than 4 miles an hour), may be told to move on to the pavement and in effect regard themselves as a pedestrian. Most of the last five miles are not on public roads, so this should not be a problem. If you believe that you may be slower than 6 hours 40 minutes then please ensure you bring appropriate provisions with you as our water/fuel stations may have packed up. We will endeavor to keep the Finish line up as long as possible.

Do Brighton Marathon participants get a medal / T-shirt / goody bag?

Yes! Brighton Marathon participants will receive an official 2021 T-Shirt and a goody bag pre-event at Race Pack Collection. Fuel and nutrition will still be supplied after they finish, along with their medal.

How will I be kept up to date leading up to race day?

We keep our participants up to date with regular emails and newsletters throughout the year. This will include vital information relating to race day so please do be sure to read them. If you unsubscribe, we cannot guarantee you will receive the most up to date information about the event. Please also keep an eye out on the website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

My Brighton Marathon race result is incorrect, how do I fix this?

Please head to the results page where you will find a link to our timing query form. This form will be sent directly through to the timing provider. They will respond to you regarding the issue and will work to solve this in a timely manner.