BRIGHTON MARATHON WEEKEND
The Brighton Marathon Weekend encompasses Brighton Marathon, The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races, the BM10k and the Event Village. With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country's most vibrant cities, the event gets bigger and better every year.
The Brighton Marathon was founded by former international athlete Tim Hutchings and by former Brighton club athlete, Tom Naylor, which later became the Brighton Marathon Weekend with the addition of the 10k and the children's event. The first running of the race took place on 18th April 2010.
The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK's favourite 26.2-milers.
Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront.
Runners and spectators can meet up following the run in the fantastic Event Village - a huge village built right on the beach featuring screens, food, drink and of course deckhairs.
The BM10k is the exciting curtain raiser to the Brighton Marathon, which will see thousands of people running 10K along the first part of the Brighton Marathon route. The course is fast and flat and starts just ahead of the Brighton Marathon, so Preston Park will be buzzing with participants for both events and thousands of spectators. Click below for more information about the event.
CANCER RESEARCH UK KIDS & TEENS MINI MILE RACES
The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races are staged the day before the Brighton Marathon and BM10k, covering a one mile distance at Preston Park, which is where the marathon starts. Over 2,000 children take part each year.
The races are open to 7 - 17 year olds giving youngsters a fantastic opportunity to capture the atmosphere of a mass participation race.
THE EVENT VILLAGE
The weekend begins with runner heaven at the Event Village.
Taking place on Brighton Beach just east of Brighton Pier, here you’ll find some of the best sports and fitness brands, live seminars, food, bars, large screens and lots of celebration for the finish of the Brighton Marathon and BM10k.
The Event Village is open on the Friday - Sunday of the Brighton Marathon Weekend and is free for all to enter.