New Brighton Miles event to open Brighton Marathon Weekend

Published on
February 2, 2024
New Brighton Miles is a free-to-enter community event for all and will take place on Saturday 6 April
  • The new Brighton Miles, a free-to-enter community event for all, will take place in Preston Park on Saturday 6 April
  • Brighton Miles are open to all ages and abilities with waves for all including children, families, and adults
  • The Brighton Marathon Weekend comprises the Brighton Miles, BM10K and Brighton Marathon

This year’s Brighton Marathon Weekend will begin with the new Brighton Miles event in Preston Park on Saturday 6 April, which will be open to the whole community.

The Brighton Miles, will be free-to-enter for everyone, making it a true community curtain-raiser to the city’s famous Brighton Marathon Weekend. Every finisher will receive a souvenir Brighton Miles medal.

Previously known as the Mini Mile, created for children and young people, the expanded Brighton Miles is open to everyone and is fun, vibrant and a celebration of the whole city, with entries opening today [01 February].

Age-specific waves are still offered for children and young people looking to run independently with their peers, and the timetable now also features a series of family waves, an adult-only wave, and community-specific waves to ensure there’s a way for everyone to get involved in the weekend.

There will be a walk and talk wave, a Welcome Wave specifically for participants with a disability and neurodivergent participants, and a Women and Girls wave – all of which are open to all ages. The full timetable for the day can be seen here.

Joe Carter, event lead for the Brighton Marathon Weekend, said: “The Brighton Miles are bright, exciting and celebrate the creativity and diversity of the city. This event sets the tone for what we want the Brighton Marathon Weekend to be: welcoming, vibrant, and fun. Enjoying exercise together is the core of this event, so we’ve worked to ensure there’s something for everyone and we can’t wait for the Brighton community to come along and join us on Saturday 6 April.”

The organisers of the Brighton Marathon Weekend are working closely with community groups and local people to create an event that reflects the city and offers a fun and engaging atmosphere which encourages more people to come along, get active, and be a part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend.

The 2024 Brighton Miles is free-to-enter. Registration is now open so secure your place at


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