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In its 23rd year, the Brighton Half Marathon 2013 takes place on Sunday 17th February.
The 2013 race sold out in record time which is proof of the race’s ever growing popularity with runners travelling from near and far to take part in this iconic race.
The flat fast route, mostly along the seafront and on fully closed roads, takes in many of Brighton’s iconic sights including Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion, views of the bracing cliff tops, Brighton’s regal architecture and colourful beach huts, Hove Lagoon, the West Pier, the Peace Statue and the final dash past cheering crowds to the finish on Madeira Drive.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner looking for a personal best or a half marathon novice, the Brighton Half Marathon is a fantastic event to enter and be a part of. As one of the longest established and most popular seafront races in the UK the timing of the Brighton Half Marathon means it is also perfectly suited as a warm-up race for all the major spring marathons, plus it is the first major city half marathon of the new year and the crowd support is fantastic.
The main race starts at 9am, with both the start and finish line on Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront. The race village and the charity village are also located on Madeira Drive.
The 1 mile Youth Races take place again too, aimed at the following age categories: 7-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 years old.
The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and the main fundraiser for Brighton based charity The Sussex Beacon, one of only two care centres in the UK providing innovative services to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV.