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Brighton Trail Weekend

Brighton, East Sussex

Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN1 1, United Kingdom

Sun 26th June 2022

Starting at 08:30

Organiser's Description

Experience a unique coast to countryside marathon on 26th June 2022 at the first ever, Brighton Trail Marathon. Run or walk - it doesn't matter.

Start on Brighton seafront from the Brighton Marathon finish line location and head straight into the beautiful South Downs National Park. Discover rolling hills, chalky trails and enchanting, Sussex woodlands.

Along the way, have peace of mind that our event team are never far away, offering marshalling every 1km and six aid stations with nutrition and hydration.

Finish your marathon at the Event Village in Stanmer Park and enjoy beautiful surroundings with friends & family as you celebrate your incredible achievement.

Don’t miss out on a truly unforgettable and life-changing adventure.

What's Included

Enjoy the Start Village with concessions on Brighton seafront with friends and family before you set off on your marathon challenge.

On the course, take on six beautiful climbs, including one of the most iconic climbs in endurance sport at Ditchling Beacon.

At the finish, pick up your sustainable, wooden medal and celebrate in the beautiful Event Village in Stanmer Park with friends and family. Kick back with a picnic and enjoy the stunning scenery and activities on offer.

Each runner taking part in Brighton Trail Marathon will be rewarded with 1 ITRA point. We’ve also had Brighton Trail Marathon added to the list of qualifying races for the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc week, and one point will be awarded.

  • Sustainable wooden medal
  • Live event photography from AWOL
  • Inclusion on the mobile app for live tracking and results
  • Goody bag
  • Race Pack delivery
  • Six well stocked aid stations
  • Official T Shirt
  • Option to plant a tree instead of receiving a T shirt
  • Event Village with concessions and entertainment
  • Start Village
  • ITRA partnership and UTMB qualifier
  • Bag drop at the start


There are a number of Car Parks located across Brighton that Brighton Trail Marathon participants may wish to make use of early on Sunday 26 June, ahead of their start at 8.30am on Madeira Drive.

If you are coming from a considerable distance outside of Brighton, it might be worth considering booking accommodation to make your event start as easy as possible.
There is also bookable parking at the American Express Community Stadium - please see our website for info. (Please note, this is not a park and ride service but a public bus or train must be caught to get from the car park to the city.)


The marathon starts on Madeira Drive in Brighton before heading straight out towards Brighton Race Course and up into the stunning South Downs National Park.

Course Details

Incredible views, coastal tracks, chalky trails, beautiful climbs
Course map is currently available on our website as a Komoot map.


  • Is there a cut off time?

    We welcome all levels of runner, jogger and walker at the Brighton Trail Marathon. We ask participants to prepare to a pace of above 3 miles p/h to complete the Brighton Trail Marathon in around 9 hours. However, if you are on the course after the 9 hour point, you will still be able to finish your challenge supported by the team with a medal waiting for you on the finish line.

  • Is the event canicross friendly?

    Unfortunately at this stage we cannot confirm if we will be allowing Canicross at the event. However, we are working with stakeholders to try to make this an option for you and will update our participants with any further information.

The Climbs

Each climb at Brighton Trail Marathon has its own unique personality, offering breathtaking views and an unforgettable challenge. Whether you run, jog or walk them doesn’t matter. Meet them face on. Conquer them one by one. Remember them forever.

meet the climbs

The Villages

Spectating at Brighton Trail Weekend will clearly be a very different experience for friends & family in comparison with a road marathon or 10k event.

If you are running the marathon, you will start on Madeira Drive where our sister event finishes each April!

Your supporters can come along with you and wave you off from our Start Village, where will offer up food, drink and plenty of atmosphere to get you going.

Supporters will then have ample time to catch a train to Falmer Station in order to see you at the finish. Once at Falmer Station, the finish and Event Village in Stanmer Park is a short walk away. Or, they could get a taxi or bus from the city.

The Event Village at the finish will be located in the magnificent Stanmer Park Estate, where supporters can enjoy excellent food, drink, shopping, activities and live music while you complete your trail event.

This will be a fantastic place to sit and wait for you to finish your event either with a picnic or enjoying what is on offer.

More info on picnics, concessions and entertainment will be made available in coming weeks.

spectating on the course

While much of the marathon course will be inaccessible to spectators as it is hilly and remote, on arrival there will be several places around the course they can see you through.

We will send all participants a full guide for spectators, how they can see you en route and how to get to the finish. (There will also be live photos streamed online, courtesy of AWOL – so be sure to look out for more info so your supporters can watch you from wherever they are and stay up to date with your progress.)

The 10k looped course will be easier to spectate from, all located within Stanmer Woods.

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