The 2020 Race Guide is now available to download here. Packed with all the information you need ahead of race day, we recommend reading it if you’re taking part in the race.
View a map of the 2020 course.
View a map of Race Village for 2020.
Miles 1 – 3
Starting on Madeira Drive, you’ll turn right at the SeaLife Centre, towards Ovingdean, passing regal Royal and Lewes Crescent architecture on your left. Continuing on Marine Drive and the bracing cliff tops, the race will head towards Roedean School, where a sharp turn on the road before Roedean Road will bring you back west towards Brighton, enjoying wonderful cliff top and panoramic city views.
Miles 3 – 7
Picking up the pace as you run past the iconic blue railings on Marine Parade, spot Brighton Palace Pier on your left. At Aquarium Roundabout the race heads north, past the grandeur of the Royal Pavilion towards the majesty of St Peter’s Church. Carrying on you’ll loop around The Level before you head south back down Grand Parade to the Old Steine before turning right onto Grand Junction Road.
In mile 7 you’ll hit The Grand Hotel Brighton (our headline sponsor) – look out for their Community Stage full of entertainment to pep you up! The course heads towards Hove next, and you’ll be able to spot the West Pier on the horizon, plus the British Airways i360
Miles 7 – 13.1
Once past the two piers, you will head into Hove along the Kings Road with the majestic cream regency architecture on your right and the sea on your left.At the bandstand you’ll run round Bedford Square before carrying on along the seafront where you’ll run up Grand Avenue and back down to the Queen Victoria statue. Past the King Alfred Leisure Centre, you will run to Hove Lagoon before turning left onto the seafront. A great two mile run past the colourful beach huts of Hove will bring you back to the Peace Statue, where the race re-joins the road for the last dash past cheering crowds to the finish on Madeira Drive.
7.00am Park and Ride site opens
7:30am Race Village and Help Desk tent opens
7:45am Baggage opens
8:15am Road closures start
9:00am Half marathon runners proceed to start pens
9:00am Youth Race starts
9:27am Wheelchair Race starts
9:30am Half marathon starts
11:30am Half marathon prize presentations
14:30pm Race Village closes
15:00pm Last park and ride bus
In order for The Grand Brighton Half Marathon to be safe for everyone involved we need to close some roads. We work closely with Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council and The AA to ensure that there is minimum disruption across the city.
The following roads will be closed (timings are approximations only):
02:00-19:00 – Madeira Drive
08:15-12:00 – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade, Richmond Terrace, St Peter’s Place
08:15-11:45 – Marine Parade, Marine Drive
08:15-13:30 – Kings Road to West Street (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)
09:15 – 13:00 – Kings Road, Kingsway (Westbound lane only), Grand Avenue
Wherever possible, alternate routes will be advised and signed on the day of the event.
All the road closures will be staffed by event stewards.
Other roads adjacent to these roads may be affected.
All closure points will be marshalled. If you require more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Please note that the course and timings are provisional at this stage and may be subject to change.