New routes revealed for 2023 Brighton Marathon Weekend

Published on
March 2, 2023
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New routes for the Brighton Marathon Weekend have today (Thursday 1 March) been announced – one month before the events return on Sunday 2 April.

Changes have been made to both the Brighton Marathon and the BM10K events as a new era begins for the popular festival of running under the management of London Marathon Events (LME), which took over the events last December and prevented them from collapse.

Both events feature new routes and a new Finish Line experience at Hove Lawns.

In addition to the new Finish Line, the BM10K will also feature a new Start, also located at Hove Lawns, which ensures participants enjoy a truly coastal experience along the route, while still taking in the iconic sights and landmarks of the city.

Marathon participants will start at Preston Park as in previous years, but in addition to the new Finish, the amended Brighton Marathon route features new neighbourhoods around Withdean and Hove designed to ensure maximum crowd support is available at the points where participants need it most.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, said: “These changes are the start of a new, exciting era for the Brighton Marathon Weekend. We are tremendously excited by the potential of this event and our vision for how it can grow in the future. We haven’t had a huge amount of time to make changes for 2023 but, by tweaking the routes and creating a new Finish Line experience, we believe that we will provide a much-improved experience for participants and spectators. This is just the start of our plans to make the Brighton Marathon Weekend one of the UK’s greatest mass participation events. There’s still time to be part of it: entries for the Brighton Marathon close on Friday and for the BM10K are still open.”

Brighton Marathon entries are available for £69.99 and close at 16:00 on Friday 3 March. BM10K are still open £35, and guardians can still register young people in school years 3-12 in the free Mini Mile events. Enter all events here.

The routes

The Brighton Marathon is the third largest marathon in the UK and invites thousands of runners and walkers to the city of Brighton, with many participants raising funds for more than 100 charities with places in the event.

The 2023 Brighton Marathon will start at Preston Park, and the route goes into Withdean before the turn back down the London Road towards the city. Once past the Pavilion, the route goes up into Kemptown and then follows the coast to Ovingdean before a final turn back for a breath-taking view of the city, following the coast along the promenade and into Hove before finishing at Hove Lawns.

View the new Brighton Marathon route.

The BM10K, which starts at 09:00, 45 minutes before the marathon, begins at Hove Lawns, goes east along the coast, passing by the West Pier, i360, Palace Pier and the Pavilion to Black Rock on Marine Parade and then turns back towards the city and into Hove before the Finish at Hove Lawns.

View the new BM10K route.

Roads on the routes will be fully closed on Sunday 2 April. Full details of road closures timings will be available for business, residents, and local organisations on the brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk website by Friday 10 March. Households and businesses on or close to the route will also receive notice of the closures.

Media Accreditation

Media accreditation for the Brighton Marathon Weekend is now open. Please email media@londonmarathonevents.co.uk with the following information if you wish to apply for accreditation:

  • Name,
  • Media organisation
  • Media type (writer, photographer, broadcast)
  • Brief overview of what you would like to cover at the Brighton Marathon Weekend
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