The Brighton Half Marathon race takes place each year in February. It is one of the first major half marathons in the running calendar and is now one of the most popular races in the UK.
The flat course provides a great introduction for novice runners and a fantastic training run for those working up to a full marathon distance.
Last year just under 8,000 runners took part in the event. It passes several of the city’s landmarks along the 13.1-mile route, including the Royal Pavilion, piers and Hove beach huts
The 13.1-mile race starts at Madeira Drive. Runners turn right at the Sea Life Centre towards Blind Veterans UK, further along the coast in Ovingdean. After that runners make a sharp turn on the road before the Greenways Roundabout. This brings them back west towards Brighton taking in cliff top and panoramic city views
A Wheelchair Race, Relay and Youth Races are also part of this event which, in 2020, is celebrating 30 years of running.
You can see maps of the full course and the race village here. The race start time is 9am…
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