Join Grand Brighton Half Marathon
The Brighton Half Marathon is an annual half marathon road running race. The race is run primarily along Brighton seafront and passes through famous landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier, West Pier and Brighton Marina. It is one of the first major halfs in the running calendar and one of the most popular races in the United Kingdom.
Drawing runners from across the UK, the flat course makes it perfect for novice runners and seasoned pros alike, taking in the beautiful coastal views and enjoying a fantastic atmosphere! Going from strength to strength the Brighton Half Marathon celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015 with over 12,500 runners taking part, this fantastic event is set to get even bigger and better than ever before in 2017.
The flat course provides a great intro for novice runners and a fantastic training run for those working up to a full marathon distance. The race became part of the Vitality Running Series in 2014 and is the biggest annual fundraising event for The Sussex Beacon.The Vitality Brighton Half has a wonderful atmosphere, a fast, flat course and a fantastic location by the sea and beside some iconic landmarks of the city.
Starting on Madeira Drive, which is situated on the seafront between Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina, the race heads north past the grandeur of the Royal Pavilion towards the majesty of St Peter’s Church. Turning at Gloucester Place, you head south back down Grand Parade to the Old Steine before turning left onto Marine Parade.
The race then heads out on the road towards Ovingdean, past the regal Royal and Lewes Crescent architecture. Continuing on Marine Drive and the bracing cliff tops, the race will head towards the Blind Veterans UK centre, where a sharp turn on the road before the Greenways Roundabout will bring you back west towards Brighton, enjoying wonderful cliff top and panoramic city views. Picking up pace as you run past the iconic blue railings on Marine Parade, you will run past Brighton Pier and the West Pier on the horizon (if it’s a nice day you may even see Worthing Pier in the distance!).
Once past our two piers you will head into Hove along the Kings Road with the majestic cream regency architecture on your right and the sea on your left. Past the King Alfred Leisure Centre, you will run right to Hove Lagoon before turning left onto the seafront. A great 2 mile run past the colourful beach huts of Hove will bring you back to the Peace Statue, where the race rejoins the road for the last dash past cheering crowds to the finish on Madeira Drive.
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Participants must be 17 and older to take part in the Half Marathon.
We have drinks stations in miles 2, 6 and 9 where water is available. Lucozade Sport will be available at miles 6 and 9 and the finish line.
All finishers receive a finisher's medal.
The baggage marquee will be clearly marked in the race village. Rather than accessing via Madeira Drive, we encourage runners to access baggage from the road overhead, Marine Parade, to avoid crowds. Attached to the bottom of your race number is a perforated baggage label. If you wish to use our baggage facility this should be detached and looped around the handle of your bag before handing it over.
The sweeper bus will follow runners on a 3.5 hour running schedule. Runners falling behind this schedule will be asked to run on the pavement.
There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and the course route will be closed from 8:15am. Alternatively, there are NCP car parks in the centre of Brighton. The race starts at 9:00am. Please note we do not accept late starters, anyone crossing the line after 9:15am will not have their time included in the race results.
The first drinks station will offer water & the final two drinks station will offer Lucozade Sport and water.
Timing chips will be attached to your running number, which will be sent in your pack.
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