Participants with disabilities

We believe that sport and activity should be accessible for all, which is why our dedicated team supports people with a huge range of disabilities to take part in the Brighton Marathon.

If you require assistance with our online entry system or have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

Take Part

All entrants must be 18 or over on Marathon Day. To receive a finisher’s medal, you must complete the event by the official cut-off time.

Handbikes, trikes, skates, inline skates such as Rollerblade, skateboards, scooters or any geared or motorised device may not be used.

You can use the following wheeled equipment or device:

  • Standard day chairs/wheelchairs with a maximum width of 95cm and length of 2.20m (entered into the mass participation event) – a FreeWheel attachment may be also used.
  • Race Runners - but please email us first if you wish to use one of these.
  • Crutches, frames or walkers that are not motorised or geared.

Exoskeletons

If you need a battery-operated robotic exoskeleton, such as ReWalk, you can now use this to complete the Brighton Marathon. A team of four helpers can also join you for the event, with a maximum of two helpers allowed on the course with you at any one time. Please email us for more information.

Support Runner

If you are visually impaired, or your disability or medical condition means you need a support runner, you can apply for a free place for them. Please email us outlining your request and the reasons for it.

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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Just Can't Wait Toilet Card

If you have a bladder or bowel condition, a Just Can’t Wait Toilet Card explains you have a medical condition and need urgent access to a toilet. The card issued by the Bladder and Bowel Community can be downloaded here for free. From that page, you can also purchase a plastic card.

Waivers

If you have secured a place and would like to request a waiver of the cut-off time for medical purposes, or if you would like to use a Race Runner or similar equipment, please email your request to us. Ensure you outline your request and reasons. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. We look forward to hearing from you.

On Event Day, we also have the following support:

Mobiloos

There are RevoLOOtion Mobiloos at the start and finish. The toilet and changing facility is manned and available for disabled participants.

Quiet space

If the crowds and noise are overwhelming and you need a calming and soothing spot, we also provide a quiet space at the finish for neurodivergent participants.

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