Race Day 2020

23 February


Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy but it’s a good idea to be prepared for race day by getting your travel arrangements sorted as soon as possible.

The city is served by a direct rail link from London, the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as being easily accessible from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven.

The start and finish is situated on Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront between Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina.


There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and the course will be closed from 8:15am. We run a Park & Ride service, which you can book in our Shop. The location of our Park & Ride will be confirmed ahead of race day, and the site will be fully stewarded. Please note, this service must be booked in advance.

Parking in the city: If you are looking to park in the city, there are NCP car parks in the centre of Brighton and roads close to race village where you may be able to park – please note however that these get busy so we advise arriving early. There are also private car parking spaces available to book at yourparkingspace.co.uk.


If you are coming to the race village from the train 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.


Coaches into the city typically drop off at Poole Valley, which is very close to race village. Check the National Express website for coach services.

Road closures

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

08:15-11:45 – Marine Parade, Marine Drive

08:15-13:30 – Kings Road to Grand Avenue (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)

09:15 – 13:00 – Kings Road, Kingsway (Westbound lane only)

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: half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk

IMPORTANT: Please note that the course and timings are provisional at this stage and may be subject to change.

Need a hotel?

See our list of hotels and B&Bs in the city, close to race village.