Spectator information

Published on
March 14, 2024
The 2024 Brighton Marathon Weekend is a great way for spectators to explore the city while cheering on the participants of three amazing eve

The 2024 Brighton Marathon Weekend is a great way for spectators to explore the city while cheering on the participants of three amazing events. The free Brighton Miles takes place in Preston Park on Saturday 6 April followed by the BM10K and the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 7 April.

We’ve pulled together the following information to help spectators make the most of the 2024 Brighton Marathon Weekend.

Route information

Thousands of people take to the streets to take on the BM10K and Brighton Marathon every year. Spectators line the routes to offer their support and soak up the atmosphere while cheering on friends, family and strangers.

Brighton’s a great city to explore on foot, so why not check out the routes and plan to set up your cheer points at the sections with the best views? You can also plan your journey to any other activities you’re looking to enjoy on the day.

Brighton Marathon route:

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BM10K route:

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Official Supporter Venues

Looking for somewhere to hunker down and to act as your base while cheering on the BM10K and Brighton Marathon participants?

Brighton Marathon Weekend has partnered with three great venues along the route which will be providing tunes for the course and welcoming spectators.

Centre Stage Brighton on Marine Parade, Bison Beer @ Sea Lanes, and Rockwater on Hove seafront, have all signed up to be Official Supporter Venues for the event.

With their speakers facing out to the routes and facilities to make your spectating even more enjoyable (yeah, pints for some, but soft drinks, sheltered indoor seating and toilets too!), they’re great options for places to set up for the day – and they’ve got some pretty tempting food and drink options too.

Tourist highlights

Brighton has something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s independent cafes, boutique shops, cobbled streets or the city’s famous seafront attractions.

Within walking distance of the Brighton Marathon route are North Laine, the Lanes, George Street, and Kemptown, four well-known neighbourhoods which are worth exploring in between cheering on participants.

The route also takes in the Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Dome, where ABBA won Eurovision in 1974, with the 2024 Brighton Miles on Saturday 6 April marking 50 years since the band’s triumph. Other sights for spectators to check out are the ruins of the West Pier, and the Marina.

If you’re looking to make a plan for the weekend, Visit Brighton has loads of ideas and activities you may like.

Travel to the city

If you’re travelling to the city on Event Day itself, make sure you check out the road closures and plan your journey! Much of the city will be closed with some road closures beginning from 06:30.  

If you’re coming by public transport, Brighton has some great transport options. Check out nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date information regarding trains and buses.co.uk for bus timetables and information.

Earn double points from BetterPoints when travelling sustainably in Brighton on Event Day. Track your steps as you walk the route to cheer on participants and log any bike rides or public transport you use across the day to unlock bonus points.

Accommodation

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the city, why not try our accommodation partner, Doubletree by Hilton Metropole Brighton? The hotel is just a 15-minute walk from Hove Lawns on the seafront (the Finish for both the Brighton Marathon and the BM10K), so you’ll be perfectly located for Event Day and the hotel Terrace even has a perfect view of the route.

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