Options for 2021 participants

Options for 2021

We are very sorry to announce that the Brighton Half Marathon is postponed from 28th February 2021 to Sunday 27th June 2021 following the recent escalation of Covid-19 cases and change in Public Health guidance.

We opened the 2021 event in July in a mood of optimism following the relaxing of three months of national lockdown. With restrictions once again tightening and likely to be in place for months longer, we need to change our plans to ensure that runners, spectators, volunteers and staff are all safe at the event.

Although we are all hopeful that current efforts to minimise the impact of COVID will enable some easing of restrictions next year, we will be working on plans to deliver a safe and secure COVID compliant event.

As well as focusing on the start/finish area of the event, we will also be considering the potential for staggered start times. We will keep all participants up to date with news on the event as we get closer to race day.

For anyone who entered the event prior to the date change, you have four options:

Your options

  1. Your 2021 race place will automatically be moved to the new date in June. You don’t need to contact us if you are happy to run on this revised date.
  2. You can transfer your 2021 race place to a friend or family member. Please contact us at half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk if you would prefer this option.
  3. If the new date doesn’t suit you, you can choose to move your place to our February 2022 event. Please contact us at half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk to defer your place.
  4. Donate your race fee to The Sussex Beacon, the charity behind the event. Please contact us at half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk to take this option.

Please note that if you signed up via a charity place, we advise you to contact the charity directly.

We very much hope you’ll run with us on June 27th next year and make the most of a very unusual race year when we’ll stage the ‘Midsummer Half’.

Have a question? Take a look at our 2021 event FAQs, which we’ll be adding to as we have further information.