Participant Instructions

Your 2018 Participant Instructions are your essential guide to the event as a participant and will provide you with all of the important information you need including details of Race Pack Collection, the Course, the Event Village, and more. Please read them and familiarise yourself with them. You can download them by clicking here

Race Day

The event takes place on Sunday 15 April 2018, at the new time of 9.45am in Preston Park. Find out more about the new start time and course changes by clicking below.

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Confirmation Email

When you signed up you received a confirmation email containing a QR code, confirming your place. Please keep this safe and file it, as you will need it to collect your Race Pack. It will also be re-sent on 3rd April 2018 – this will be from ‘Grounded Events Company’.

If you need to change your details on your entry, please log back in here with the email and password you used to sign up and amend as necessary: 

Race Pack Collection

All participants in the Brighton Marathon must collect their Race Packs from the Event Village on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April 2018.

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The Course

The 2018 course map is available to view online. A few changes have been made to the course which you can read more about by clicking below.

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Runner Emails

Starting in September, we send all participants regular e-newsletters. These contain helpful training advice articles as well as event updates on a range of topics including essential information such as Participant Instructions, maps, event status, travel, park & ride and medical information. We advise that all participants receive these but you can opt out from them if you wish. If you do opt out and decide you would like to opt back in, please email

If you missed out on any previous emails, you can find them all here.


Please make sure you plan your travel well in advance for stress-free experience and so that you are ready for Race Day.

Find advice on parking, trains, taxis and more, including a special coach transfer deal from Central London with Zip Travel.

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If you need accommodation for the 2018 Brighton Marathon Weekend, we recommend you book in advance to secure a room at the best rates as the city gets very busy over event weekend.

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Mobile App

The 2018 mobile app provides users with an interactive course map for tracking runners on the course, spectator information, results, the Participant Guide, FAQs and more. Please note that your runner number will not be added until you have collected your Race Pack from the Event Village.

Medical Advice

Your safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.

No matter your experience or ability, please take time to read our medical advice before you begin your training. It’s important to not only assess your physical ability, but to find out more about energy supplements, fluids, fuel and whether any medications may have an impact on your training.

We want to get you to the finish line safely and sensibly.

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If you would like more information on deferring your 2018 place or had a 2017 place and deferred please click here.


For any other questions, you should be able to find what you need in our FAQs