When signing up for the Brighton Marathon, BM10k or BM Ride, all participants agreed to collect their Race or Rider Pack from the Event Village on the Friday or Saturday before Race Day.

Collecting your pack will give you peace of mind that you are ready and give you a chance to enjoy all the excitement and anticipation ahead of the big day with thousands of fellow participants.

Where and when?

The Race and Rider Pack Collection marquee will be located in the Event Village on Brighton beach, just east of Brighton Palace Pier. Head to the pier and walk along the prom towards the Marina. There will be limited parking in the immediate area, so we advise walking or taxi drop off.

Collection will be available at the below times for the 2020 event:

  • Friday 17th April: 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday 18th April: 10am – 7pm

(If you live in Brighton or close by, please try to visit on the Friday to avoid longer queue times.)

When you arrive, queuing lanes will be clearly marked and you should choose the lane that is relevant to your event. Once inside the marquee choose the lane according to your predicted finish time, now you have completed your training.

What is in my Pack?

Brighton Marathon Participants

  • Your paper race number with attached timing chip (and safety pins to attach it to your top)
  • Reusable kit bag for the baggage lorries
  • Official, technical race T-shirt

BM10k Participants

  • Your paper race number with attached timing chip (and safety pins to attach it to your top)
  • Reusable kit bag for the baggage lorries
  • Official, technical race T-shirt

BM Ride Participants

  • Your bike number and attached timing chip to attach to your bike
  • Identification wrist band
  • Official casquette hat

Mini Mile Participants

We strongly recommend that Mini Mile Participants collect their race pack from the Event Village on Brighton beach on the Friday during the above times so that you are ready on race morning. However, you can also collect them on Mini Mile race day in Preston Park from the Information Point (Saturday, 10am-3pm).

  • Your paper race number and safety pins to attach it to your top
  • Your race T Shirt – please don’t swap this with anyone else
  • Timing chip for your shoe (you get to keep this after the race)


Further information on these items and baggage will be included in the Participant Instructions, which will be sent to you ahead of the day by email and available on the ‘Participant’ page on the web site.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your confirmation email / QR code
    • This was sent to you when you signed up. Please either bring a printed paper copy or save it to your iPhone / smartphone to show to our staff.
    • Your runner confirmation email will be re-sent to you by email before the event. Check back for send dates here.
    • If you still haven’t received this by 4th April, please first check your junk mail / clutter or social inboxes before contacting: office@brightonmarathon.co.uk
  • A photo ID (such as a passport or drivers licence)
    • A colour photocopy will be acceptable. If you do not have a photo ID, please bring with you 2 x proofs of address dated within three months e.g. a utility bill or bank statement

Best Times to Visit


11am – 1pm  BUSY – expect queues

1pm – 5pm    SHORT WAIT TIME




12pm – 2pm  SHORT WAIT TIME

2pm – 7pm    BUSY – expect queues

If you can’t collect your Pack

If due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to collect your Race or Rider Pack, you can arrange for a friend or family member to collect it for you. The person picking up your pack must present:

  • The participant’s confirmation email (this is the email that includes a QR code)
  • Written authorisation for the collector to collect the pack, signed by the participant – you will be able to download a Race Pack release form soon
  • A colour copy or original of the participant’s photo ID and a note of their postal address
  • That person must also present his/her own photo ID


For any other queries about your pack – if you lose it, or it is missing anything, please head to the Information Point within the Event Village or at the Start on Race Day.