If you purchased a general entry into the Brighton Marathon but find yourself no longer able to take part due to illness, injury or some other unforeseen circumstance, you have the option to defer your entry to the following year.


  • A deferred entry will guarantee you a place in the Brighton Marathon the following year with a 20% discount
  • The deferral process guarantees your discounted entry but is NOT automatic.
  • When you have deferred, you will be sent an invitation after the 2018 event to sign up for 2019, which you must complete by the given deadline. Please look out for this email.
  • Your 20% discount will apply to the entry price that is offered at the time you sign up. Please note, this may be higher than the price offered when entries first open so be sure to sign up as soon as possible
  •  Charity runners may not defer using this form – if you can no longer take part and are registered through a charity, please contact them directly.

Deferral Policy 2018 Entries

If you are a Brighton Marathon 2018 entrant who is unable to run on Sunday April 15th, you have the option to defer your entry.

Please Note: If you defer your entry you will be given a guaranteed place in the 2019 Brighton Marathon provided you complete the 2019 registration by the end of May 2018 and pay the relevant entry fee.

  1. To defer your entry, you will need your 2018 Brighton Marathon Registration ID and you must complete the online Deferral Request form before 5:00pm on Friday 13th April, 2018. Any attempt at deferment after this time will not be considered and there will be no extensions to this date under any circumstance.
  2. You MUST enter before the date of midnight, Thursday 31st May 2018 – failure to do so will result in loss of entry. You will receive an entry invitation via email only and specific to your deferral request, to be used only by you. This will give you 20% discount on the price of entry at the time of your 2019 registration.
  3. Your 2018 deferral to the 2019 Brighton Marathon will be compared to the 2018 results to confirm your non-participation in the event.
  4. You can only defer your place once. If you have already deferred your place from the 2017 race to the 2018 race you cannot defer your place again.

If you do not receive your email with your deferral invite please contact us as soon as possible (No later than Wednesday 30th May 2018) using our contact form. Any request after this date will not be considered and will result in loss of entry.

You cannot defer your entry if you have entered through a charity – please contact your charity directly if you are no longer able to participate in the 2018 event.


The online form is now available to complete in order to defer your 2018 place.

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