Attending Brighton Marathon Weekend 2022
If you are coming out to support runners or riders this year at Brighton Marathon Weekend, or are simply looking to spectate and get involved in cheering them on while enjoying the incredible atmosphere, we’ve put together a helpful guide to the event.
Our official Spectator Guide will be available soon, complete with Beach Village map and Expo line-up, as will the mobile app. Watch this space or join our community newsletter to receive updates.
AMERICAN EXPRESS IS CALLING ON THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED
“At American Express we are proud to support the Brighton Marathon Weekend. With more participants than ever this year, as Community Partner, we’re calling on people from across Sussex to get involved in a massive show of support.
The Brighton Marathon Weekend attracts huge visitor numbers to our city, from across Sussex and further afield, as well as supporting hundreds of local charities and good causes.
The spectators along the 26.2 mile route help make this event so special. We’re hoping to see the whole community out in force again, to cheer and motivate the runners and riders on their way to the Finish Line. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to come together, enjoy sport and applaud individual achievement.”
Schedule for the weekend
|Beach Village||10.00am – 7.00pm|
|Race Pack Collection and Bag Drop||11.00am – 7.00pm|
|Beach Village||9.30am – 7.00pm|
|Race Pack Collection and Bag Drop||11.00am – 6.00pm|
|Mini Mile Races supporting Chestnut Tree House||11.00am – 3.00pm|
|BM10k Race Start||Arrivals from 8.00am|
|Brighton Marathon Start||Arrivals from 9.00am|
|Beach Village||9.30am – 7.00pm|
Key Spectator Points
There are a number of spectator points along the marathon and 10k course that offer the chance to also take in some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Please note that we are asking spectators to try and avoid usually busy spectator points this year to reduce potential congestion and allow more space for all.
- Built by Prince Regent, the Pavilion is Brighton’s most famous landmark and a great spectator point. And right next door is one of the city’s best loved entertainment and theatre venues, the Brighton Dome (miles 3 and 5 of the marathon, and the 2.5km of the 10k). It’s also a short walk from the finish area.
Queen Victoria Statue at Grand Avenue
- Mile 18 of the marathon is a notoriously difficult part of the marathon distance, so your cheers and words of encouragement will go down perfectly at this wide section of the course, just opposite the prom.
Power Station, Portslade
- The road to victory at mile 20-23 of the marathon! Marathon runners may ‘hit the wall’ here, so your efforts to get out this far and spur them on will not go unnoticed. You can really make a difference to their motivation at this point.
- Right by Hove Lawns and the prom, the Peace Statue is a great spot to cheer runners on out to Portslade and then when they come back again towards the finish straight … and where they’ll really need your help!
British Airways i360
- The British Airways i360 on the seafront is hard to miss! Soaring above the city skyline, it is a true feat of engineering and offers a birdseye view of the city from above but also a great vantage point on the ground for the marathon and 10k course.
Marathon Halfway point at the Hilton Brighton Metropole
- Halfway and the marathon runners are feeling pretty good but they still have 13.1 miles to go! Cheer them on here outside the magnificent Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel on the seafront.
- The bandstand is a beautifully renovated regency piece of design that featured on the 2012 finisher medal. Right on the seafront (between mile 25 and 26 of the marathon and at 8km for the 10k) this is great spot for your runners to look out for you on their run.
Finish Straight on Madeira Drive
- Madeira Drive is the home straight where our runners will be making their way to the finish line. Head here to give them a final boost as they reach the end of their journey and meet them in the Beach Village after their run.
Brighton Marathon Course Map
If you are coming to spectate at Brighton Marathon Weekend, there are a number of suggested key crossing points and pedestrian routes to ensure that you can get around with as much ease as possible.
You can also check the course maps on the Grounded Events mobile app, which will be available for download from Google Play and the iTunes store in the weeks before the event.
Located opposite Brighton Pier, this crossing will get you to and from the City Centre to the Beach Village / finish area.
Pool Valley Bridge
Just west of Brighton Pier, we have a bridge located at Pool Valley, west of the Palace Pier and a short walk from Madeira Drive. Spectators can use this to get to and from the City Centre and the Beach Village / finish area.
The underpass at Regency Square by the British Airways i360 provides access to and from the seafront.
West Street Underpass
There is an underpass at the southern end of West Street (the road that leads directly from Brighton Station to the seafront), which connects to the beach promenade.
Other Crossing Points
- Grand Avenue Approx. Mile 14.5
- Kingsway, bottom of Third Avenue Approx. mile 18.5
- Peace Statue, Hove Lawns Approx. mile 25
The Grounded Events app is a must-have for anyone coming to Brighton Marathon Weekend (or Brighton Trail Weekend in June). It will be available to download from the iTunes App store or Google Play closer to the event.
The app features live participant tracking on Race Day. Supporters can be notified when runners have started and how they progress along the course. Their timing chip will update the app in real time. Search for runners by name or by running number. Please note – a race number will not be added to a name until an individual’s race pack has been collected.