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Brighton Half Marathon

Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove

Madeira Drive, Brighton BN1 1EE, UK

Sun 26th February 2023

Organiser's Description

A beautiful seafront course, amazing crowd support and one of the first half marathons on the running calendar, now firmly established as one of the premier events in the national racing calendar. An undulating coastal route which starts and ends on Madeira Drive, between Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina, sees runners briefly head North, past the Brighton Pavilion before turning back to the coast.

How to Get There

Park & Ride
While anyone can book Park & Ride, the service is always runner-priority. Please bring a face covering for entry onto the bus. If you have booked the Park & Ride facility we will email your P&R confirmation email with location details ahead of the event. You will find a QR code in your booking, which you should present to a marshall. Either a printed version or digital version on your phone is acceptable. The Park & Ride site opens at 06:30am and buses will run regularly to the race site. You can book the service in our online Shop.

Drop off:
Site opens: 6:30am
First bus: 6:45am
Last bus to leave Mill Road: 8:00am

Pick up:
First bus: 11:00am
Last pick up: 2.30pm

Note the buses leave when they have reached capacity.


The start and finish of the race is on Madeira Drive, BN2 1TB. The start and finish line is close to the Steve Ovett statue.

On the day

6:30am: Park & Ride site opens

7:00am: Race site and help desk opens

7:15am: Baggage facility opens

7:15am: Road closures start

9:00am: Race starts

8:57am: Wheelchair race starts

11:00am: Elite winners’ presentations

2:00pm: Race site closes

There will be four drinks stations along the 13.1 mile course with water at each. You’ll find water stations in miles 3 and 6 and HIGH5 and water in miles 9 and 11.


We know there can never be enough toilets, but we try to ensure that you don’t have to queue too long on race day. In addition to the existing public toilets at the Colonnade Cafe, Peter Pan playground and along Hove Promenade, there are portable toilets and urinals on Madeira Drive adjacent to the start pens, close to our baggage service and at all four drinks stations along the route.

Disabled toilets
Disabled toilets are available in each block of toilet facilities in race village and at each of the four drinks stations. There are also public toilets along Hove Prom.

The baggage service opens at 7.15am on race morning. Attached to your race number is a baggage label. If you wish to use our baggage facility this should be looped around the handle of your bag before handing it over. Please make sure you bring a waterproof bag and avoid leaving any valuables inside.


If you’re keen to achieve a certain target time for the race, we’ll have a team of pacers from RunBrighton on race day to help you reach your goal. There will be pacers for 1hr 30mins / 1hr 45mins / 2hrs / 2hrs 15mins / 2hrs 30 mins / 2hrs 45mins and 3hrs.


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·7 months ago

The best half Marathon event I have participated in. The whole thing from start to finish was fantastic! The organisation, the atmosphere, just spot on!

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Clive Maple

Lisa Welch

Maddie Foster


Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove

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