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January 25, 2021 at 9:41 am

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Jan 2021 event update

Race team blog

Keeping our community safe

With six months to go until race day we wanted to update you on our planning for the 2021 Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday June 27th.

The health & safety of all our runners, volunteers, colleagues and partners will always be our number one priority in the event. The rollout of the vaccination program has been welcome news, but in line with government advice we are not treating this as a cause for complacency and will continue to plan for this year’s Brighton Half as a COVID-compliant event.

We are conscious that the guidance around staging outdoor events is constantly evolving but we want to reassure you that all planning for the event is reviewed in a multi-agency forum, which means that in addition to the key stakeholders that help us deliver the event, local agencies such as the police, fire and ambulance service, NHS and of course the local authority, all have an opportunity to review and comment on our plans.

These are currently the key aspects of our planning for this year’s event:

  • Halving the number of general registration places to this year’s event
  • Introducing social distancing measures at the start/finish area
  • Staggered start lines based on race pen allocation
  • Race village restricted to runner-only entry
  • Reducing or removing potential touch points at the event – including baggage, goody bags, and drinks stations
  • Increased sanitation points around the event
  • Removing the Youth Races from our program

We will of course keep you updated on our plans in the coming months in light of changes to government guidelines and latest Public Health England advice.

If you have any questions in the meantime, you can get in touch with us at the event inbox half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Keep focused on your training and we will see you soon,

BHM Team