Where does Brighton Marathon | The Edit take place?

The Edit 10k course starts and finishes on Hove Lawns.

When is Brighton Marathon Weekend | The Edit?

The Brighton Marathon Weekend | The Edit will take place on Sunday 11th October 2020, with allocated start wave times throughout the day.

When can I do my virtual 20 miles as part of Brighton Marathon | The Edit?

You can begin your virtual aspect any time between the 30th September and your allocated start time for The Edit on the 11th October.

Do I have to do the virtual element of Brighton Marathon | The Edit it in one go?

No! You are able to complete the virtual element of Brighton Marathon | The Edit in several different ways. One 20 mile run, two 10 mile runs or four 5 mile runs! You will choose which of these categories you want to do on the registration form and official mobile app. Full details will be sent to participants in their VIrtual Challenge Instructions.

What is the minimum age for participants?

Participants must be at least 17 years old on race day.

When is The Edit?

The Brighton Marathon Weekend | The Edit will take place on Sunday 11th October 2020, with allocated start wave times with the first wave starting at 08:30 and the last wave at 14:45. Your start time will be allocated w/c 21st September.

I can no longer take part, can I have a refund?

If you purchased your Brighton Marathon Weekend | The Edit place between the 1st and 15th September, you can request a refund up to 14 days after the date of purchase by emailing us here. If you have transferred from the 2020 Brighton Marathon Weekend, then you are not able to change your requested option on Race Roster after the 30th August.

Can I transfer my place to someone else?

No. Brighton Marathon Weekend | The Edit, places are not transferable to other runners.

Can I take part with a wheelchair?

Yes! Non-racing wheelchair users are welcome to take part, however we currently do not offer elite wheelchair races or allow racing wheelchairs. If you wish to enter in a non-racing wheelchair, you will start at the back of the last wave. this is for health & safety reasons associated to the wave starts we will be putting in place as part of our social distancing measures.
We also advise that you are accompanied by an able-bodied runner throughout the event to support you but you can take part independently if you wish. We can assist with finding someone to accompany you if you are unable to do so.
If you have an accompaniment, they must register for the event and have a race number. They will be allocated a complimentary place in the event by the organiser. Please direct all emails here.

How do I get my Race Pack?

Race Packs will be sent via post to reduce contact points at the event. They will be with you before the 30th September. Race Packs will not be available to collect on the day of the event. If you have not received your pack by 30th September, please email us and our team will be able to assist you.

What is in the Race Pack?

Your Race Pack will include your bib number (with attached timing chip), official t-shirt and spectator pass. Brighton Marathon | The Edit participants will also receive additional items to aid them with their virtual challenge.

Can I run with earphones?

Please do not use a personal music-playing device whilst participating in this event.

It is important that you are able to hear what is happening around you; this is particularly important for you to be aware of the people around you in order to maintain social distancing. It is also vital to allow the emergency services and their vehicles to operate safely on the day which they may not be able to do if you are unable to hear what is happening around you throughout the event.

You will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for any harm to yourself or any third party or parties or damage to any property (whether yours or that of a third party) which arises as a result of you wearing any personal music playing device in contradiction of this advice.

Can I run in fancy dress?

Yes! However, please bear in mind the race day weather conditions and appropriate fluid intake should your fancy dress layers leave you needing extra hydration. Please email us should your outfit in anyway be restrictive to your running or may in any way impact upon any other runners in the event.

How can I change my start wave?

You will not be able to choose your own start wave. You will be allocated a start wave based on the predicted finish time that you provided on your registration form. Once this has been allocated, it cannot be changed under any circumstances.

What is the address of the Start Area?

Hove Lawns, Kings Gardens, Kingsway (the bottom of Grand Avenue) Brighton, BN3 2PE.

Can I get the bus?

As there will not be any major road closures, normal Brighton and Hove bus services will be running in accordance to Government Guidelines. Please see their website here.

Where is the nearest train station?

The nearest train station is Hove Station which is 0.9 miles away from the Start Area. Brighton Station is also within walking distance at 1.6 miles away from the Start Area.

Where can I park?

Brighton and Hove car parks and street parking will be available in accordance with Government Guidelines. Please see here for Brighton & Hove parking information.

I want to cycle to the event. Will there be somewhere to keep my bike?

Bike parking is available at the event, between the Start and Finish Area. This is first come first served. Please note, you need to bring your own bike lock and will need to remove your bike from the bike park by 5pm.

I am not travelling to the event by car, how else can I get there?

Brighton & Hove is a very well connected city. We have a great local bus service, allowing easy travel to and from many towns outside of Brighton & Hove. Hove train station is 0.9 miles away from the Start Area and taxi's will be running in accordance with Government Guidelines. If you require a taxi within the city, we recommend pre-booking as they may be very busy on the morning of the race.

Does the event take place on closed roads?

The route covers a combination of closed lanes, private and closed roads and pedestrian promenade. Please see our official course map here.

What is the route?

The route begins on the Western end of Hove Lawns, continuing West to the Shoreham Port, then looping back on itself, running along the promenade and finishing on the Eastern end of Hove Lawns.

Is there a course map?

Please see our official course map here.

What fluid or fuel is available on race day?

You will need to provide your own fluid for the event. There will not be any water stations on the course to reduce contact points for runners due to COVID-19. However, nutrition and water will be available in sealed packaging in the Finish Area.

Is there a map of the start area?

Relevant maps will be issued to each participant in their race pack and made available on the website closer to the event.

Is there a map of the finish area?

Relevant maps will be issued to each participant in their race pack and made available on the website closer to the event.

Where are the toilets?

There will be toilets on Hove Lawns, between the start and the finish areas with hand sanitiser in each portaloo. Toilet quantities will be generously above our normal participant to toilet ratio to minimise queuing and enable a continuous cleaning rota to be performed. There will not be toilets on the route.

Are there disabled toilets?

Yes there are accessible toilets available.

Is there a baggage drop off?

No. To avoid crowds and excess contact points, there will not be a baggage drop off. We would advise that you give your allocated spectator your excess kit.

Is there be a mass start?

We will not have a mass start process as seen at most road running events. Instead we will have staggered start waves, as well as staggered pulse starts within each wave. Your time will be taken using chip timing so will not start until you cross the start line.

How will the staggered waves and pulses work at the start line?

There will be 8 waves, each with a different start time. The waves are then split up into 5 pulses to enable social distancing. Each pulse will be 5 minutes apart.There will be no hurry to cross the start line as your timing chip will start once you cross the line. A diagram for the start waves will be available soon.

What medical facilities will be in place on event day?

There will be on-site medical support available for any participants or supporters that require assistance.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your start time. However, if you wish to arrive earlier, please note that you will not be permitted into the start area until 30 minutes before your start time. Please respect social distancing at all times on site.

I have been injured/not feeling well, should I still run?

We discourage anyone from running if they are feeling ill or have an injury. In addition we ask all our participants to follow current guidelines relating to Covid-19. Anyone experiencing a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste should stay at home.

Is there a time cut off for the course?

You must complete the course within 2 hours once you cross the start line.

Where can we purchase official race photos from the event?

You will be able to purchase race photos from Marathon Photos here.

How will I find my spectator?

After you cross the finish line, you should head to the repatriation area of the Finish Area to meet your spectator. Each runner and spectator will have matching repatriation numbers and wave colour.

Will I get a medal and goody bag?

Your medal, post-race goody bag and post-race nutrition can be collected at the Finish Area after you have crossed the finish line. All staff and volunteers will be wearing PPE to reduce contact points and uphold safety for runners and event team.

I bought an iTab, how do I get this?

Your details will be sent directly to iTab who will post your iTab to you post-event.

Can I leave any additional clothing at the start?

Unfortunately, unlike the Brighton Marathon Weekend, we are not able to facilitate runners leaving their additional layers of clothing at the start at the Brighton Marathon Weekend | The Edit as the charities are unable to collect this clothing due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Will there be hand sanitiser available?

Yes! We have installed multiple hand sanitiser points across the start and finish areas, as well as in the portaloos.

Will I receive participant instructions?

Yes! Participant Instructions will be emailed to you in mid-September.