Where does the Brighton Marathon / BM10k start and finish?

The start is located in Preston Park, from where the participants run through the city and finish up on the seafront on Madeira Drive. You can find further information in our Charity Hub and on the website.

What date is the event?

The 2020 Brighton Marathon Weekend will take place from Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September 2020.
Event Village (including Race Pack Collection): Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September
Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races: Saturday 19th September
BM Ride // BM10k // Brighton Marathon: Sunday 20th September

Are charity places refundable?

No, we are unable to refund any places purchased.

When must runners be registered by?

You must have registered your charity participants on our system by Friday 7th August 2020. There will be no exceptions made to this deadline. (BM10k and BM Ride deadline for registration is Friday 21st August 2020).

Can I defer any unused places to the following year?

Yes, any places you do not fill can be carried over to the following year at a reduced cost. If anyone drops out prior to midnight on the Thursday before race day (17th September 2020) then that place can also be counted as a deferral, but you must notify us of this prior to the deadline.
Deferrals are on sale in Wave 3 of charity places around September time.

Do I have to fill a deferred place with the same runner?

No, the place belongs to you, the charity, and not the runner; we do not carry over any charity runner information against places, only the name of the charity. You can offer one of your places for the following year to the same person but they will need to complete another registration form, in the same way as for the previous event.

Can I transfer a place to another runner?

You can transfer charity places between marathon runners up until Friday 7th August 2020. If you wish to transfer charity places for BM10K and BM Ride, the deadline for this will be Friday 21st August.

When is the deadline to inform you of runner cancellations?

You have until midnight of Thursday 17th September 2020 to let us know that a runner has cancelled and for the place to then be eligible to defer to the following year.
Please remember that if you have any cancellations after Friday 7th August 2020, you will be unable to fill that place with another runner.

Do you have a waiting list of runners I can contact?

No, we do not keep a database of runners that were unsuccessful in getting a place; anyone who comes through to us once the general entries system has shut is directed to the charity listings page.

Do you have any advertising available?

We have now sold all of our 2020 Charity Support Programme, however there may be additional advertising opportunities available, so please do get in touch should you be looking to be further involved in the Brighton Marathon Weekend.

I'm not receiving the event e-newsletter

Please make sure that you add brightonmarathon [at] mail5.mcsignup.com and brightonmarathon [at] gmail.com to your safe send list and check your junk mail to make sure it hasn’t ended up in there.
Please note that the above inboxes are not checked by us, and you will not receive a reply should you send an email to them.
If you still have any problems, please email us.

How do I register my runners?

Runner Registration information about the process and system, along with user guides has been sent to all charities who have booked places in the Brighton Marathon 2020. If you cannot find these details, please email [email protected]

My runner is having problems with their registration

Please refer back to the registration email you were sent, within this email is a user guide which can be sent to your runners. If your runner is still struggling to register, do not register for them, please ask them to email [email protected]


I’m not running the marathon but I’m taking up one of our places as Team Captain

Don’t worry, you’re not taking up of your allocated spots. Each team has a capacity of one greater than the number of places that you have purchased to take this into account; you need to register as captain to ensure that you are able to manage the team and invite your runners to register.
You will be removed from the list of runners before we allocate race numbers.

I want to run the race and I’m the Team Captain – does this mean I have a place?

No, this does not count as a registration. You will need to register yourself to join the team in the same way that you do your fundraisers.
Please make sure to sign out of https://myevents.active.com before you follow the registration link to complete your entry.
Please ensure that you use an email address other than the one linked to the Team Captain otherwise the two registration will be linked, and your entry is likely to be removed before Race Numbers are assigned.

Will you send runners their race packs?

No, we do not send out Race Packs to any of our participants; all Race Packs must be collected from the Brighton Marathon Event Village on the beach at Madeira Drive, on Friday 18th and Saturday 20th September 2019 and all participants must agree to this in the registration form.

Can we pick up the race packs on behalf of our runners?

We do not recommend that you take on the responsibility of collecting your runners’ packs in the event that there is an issue getting them to the runner prior to the race. If, however, you still wish to do so then you can – runners can nominate someone to collect their pack on their behalf, instructions on how to do so are in your participant instructions (here for BM10k) under 'If You Can't Collect Your Race Pack'.

Do you have any charity parking available at the event?

No, we do not offer dedicated charity parking. We have our Park and Ride facility available once more, which is on sale here. Please act now if you need a space, as it sells out quickly. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/travel

It might also be worth checking out the JustPark website or app, which allows you to book parking space at an individual's property (please note, we are in no way affiliated with JustPark and cannot take responsibility should anything happen if you decide to utilise their service).


What is the Beach Village?

The Beach Village is a 3-day event in its own right, taking place across the entire weekend. It will open on the Friday, comprising race pack collection, retail, massage and food and drink as well as the Charity Village and big screen.

Traders can apply to purchase marquee space or trade on the Beach.

How do I book space in the Charity Village in the Event Village?

If you would like to find out more about marquee space within the Charity Village for 2020, please contact [email protected]