Brighton Marathon 2018

11 April 2018, 12:03 | Updated: 11 April 2018, 12:05

Runners in front of Brighton Pavilion

Over 12,000 people are raring to run for a good cause ahead of the Brighton Marathon which is being held this Sunday. A later start time and improved route are just some of the changes made to the annual event which has raised over £35 million for charity since its launch in 2010.

Whether going for gold in the full 26.2 mile marathon, admiring the atmosphere in the BM10K, or showing support from the stands at one of the many food trucks or bars at the event village, we have all the information you need below.

Route – The main marathon begins at the later time of 9:45am at Preston Park, showcasing central Brighton before following the seafront to the Marina. Runners will then loop around towards Hove before finishing at the event village on Madeira Drive close to Brighton Pier.

Runners taking part in the BM10K start at the earlier time of 9am at Preston Park, and will follow York Place and The Level around before a beachside bound to the finish also at the event village on Madeira Drive.


Map of Brighton Marathon 2018 route

Road closures – This year’s route has been altered in order to minimise disruption to travel and trade throughout the weekend, However there are still many roads which will be inaccessible on race day. A map of road closures on the day is available here.

Parking - Brighton Marathon offer a Park and Ride service on Race Day to cut down on traffic and environmental impact. This is now available to book here and will have shuttle buses to the Start and from the Finish. Brighton & Hove Council have produced a guide to parking over the weekend which can be found here.

Buses – Due to diversions, some services are likely to be altered or delayed. Continue to check the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website, as this is where you can find the latest travel information alongside full timetables.

Trains – Due to capacity issues, Preston Park rail station will be closed on race day. However the start of the race is only a ten minute walk from Brighton London Road station and a fifteen minute walk from Brighton mainline station.

Due to planned engineering works, trains on race day will be disrupted. To see if this is likely to affect your journey to Brighton, please continue to check the National Rail website.


Good luck to everyone running! For more information check out the Brighton Marathon website.