Race Day

24 February 2019

Race Entry FAQ

Where can I order hoodies and T shirts?

You can order merchandise in our Shop. Please note this will be opening in the summer of 2018.

CAN I GET A REFUND; DEFER OR TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION?

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds, deferrals or transfers. The full terms & conditions that each of our runners checks at point of registration can be found here: http://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/race-day/rules/

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I LOSE MY RACE NUMBER?

If you lose your race number and/or your timing chip please come to the help desk on the race day to have another re-issued. The help desk is open from 07:30 AM until the race starts. To have another pack re-issued you must bring proof of entry, this can be a confirmation email or bank statement. PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF REPLACEMENT PACKS WHICH WILL BE ISSUED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY RACE PACK DOESN’T ARRIVE IN TIME?

You will be able to pick one up on the Saturday before race day from 2-4pm, or on race day from 7.30am from the race registration marquee (close to Yellowave beach volleyball courts) in the race village on Madeira Drive – please bring proof of entry.

ARE THERE ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF THE RACE?

No

I HAVE MOVED HOUSE/CHANGED ADDRESS SINCE ENTERING, CAN I CHANGE MY CONTACT DETAILS?

Yes – contact the race team on e-mail half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk

CAN I ENTER A FRIEND?

Yes but we require separate email addresses and mobile phone numbers

CAN WE PAY / ENTER AS A GROUP / COMPANY?

Yes you can enter as a group online

WHEN DO ENTRIES CLOSE?

General entries typically close at the beginning-mid autumn. Charity places close at the end of January.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE T-SHIRT OR HOODIE THAT I ORDERED WITH MY RACE ENTRY?

Your T-shirt or hoodie will be sent from November.

WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY RACE NUMBER?

Race packs, including your race number with timing chip attached, race guide and luggage tag will be sent to you at least 2 weeks before the race.

CAN I AMEND MY ENTRY?

Yes you amend some personal details. For change of address please e-mail half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ONLINE ENTRY WORKED?

You should receive an automated email confirmation from The Grand Brighton Half Marathon. Please check your junk folder if this doesn't arrive as they can occasionally end up as spam emails.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE LIMIT?

17 on race day

Take Part FAQ

I HEAR THERE ARE ENGINEERING WORKS ON THE RAIL LINE ON RACE DAY?

There are major rail engineering works between Three Bridges and Brighton on the weekend of race day 2019 (and in the week leading up to the event). The main line will be closed, with rail replacement buses operating south of Gatwick. Network Rail assure us that Brighton is still very much open for business on race weekend and rail replacement services are planned for anyone coming into the city. For anyone coming from London, we have arranged special Brighton Half National Express coach services that will bring you straight into race village - see our travel page for more information: https://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/race-day/travel/

Road closures

Road closures are detailed on this page: http://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/race-day/the-course/ and on the Brighton & Hove Council website at: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/journeyon/latest-travel-news

CAN MY FRIENDS & FAMILY BOOK PARK & RIDE?

Park & Ride for 2019 has now sold out.

HOW DO I BOOK PARK & RIDE?

Park & Ride for 2019 has now sold out.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE RACE FROM?

Marine Parade and Hove Lawns enable you to see the race going both ways

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE RESULTS BE PUBLISHED?

The results will be available online shortly after the race on this website.

CAN I RUN IN FANCY DRESS?

Yes but we recommend practising in your costume beforehand.

ARE ANY OF THE ROADS CLOSED?

Yes all the roads used during the race are closed

IS THERE A TIME LIMIT ON FINISHING THE RACE?

The sweeper bus will follow runners on a 3.5 hour running schedule. Runners falling behind this schedule will be asked to run on the pavement.

ARE TOILETS AVAILABLE ON THE ROUTE?

There are toilets at each of the drink stations

ARE THERE MILE/KM MARKERS ON THE COURSE?

There are mile markers at each mile.

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

The half marathon course is 21.1K or 13.1miles.

ARE THERE ANY FIRST AID POINTS ON THE COURSE?

There is first aid cover across the course including medics on motorbikes and in ambulances. There are two treatment points at the start /finish area to ensure your safety.

WHAT REFRESHMENTS ARE AVAILABLE OUT ON THE COURSE?

There will be 3 drinks stations on the course at 2.5 miles, 6.0 miles & 9.5 miles. There will also be drinks at the finish line.

ARE PACE MAKERS AVAILABLE?

There will be 5 pace makers for runners wishing to run -1hr 30mins / 1hr 45mins / 2hrs / 2hrs 15mins / 2hrs 30 mins. Information will be available nearer the race day

MY ESTIMATED TIME DOES NOT REFLECT MY CURRENT FITNESS LEVELS SHOULD I START IN A DIFFERENT ZONE?

No please stick to your colour zone but move to the back or front of the zone depending on your fitness level.

HOW DOES THE RACE START WORK?

All competitors are issued with a colour coded race number that reflects their estimated finish time. You should only start in the allocated colour/time zone. This will help prevent you going too quickly or slowly at the start. Your time starts when you pass under the gantry so don’t worry if it takes a while to get to the start line.

WHERE ARE THE CAR PARKS?

There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and the course route will be closed from 8:15am. There are NCP car parks in the centre of Brighton and there is on-street parking. There are also private car parking spaces available to book at yourparkingspace.co.uk. The race starts at 9:30am. Please note we do not accept late starters, anyone crossing the line after 9:45am will not have their time included in the race results

IS THERE A BUS/RAIL STATION NEAR?

If you are coming from the station take Queens Road south to the seafront, turn left and head towards Brighton Pier. The start will be clearly visible on the east side of the pier. Please note that there are engineering works on race weekend but rail replacement buses will be available. See our travel page for information: https://www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/race-day/travel/

WHERE IS THE START?

Madeira Drive, Brighton