Race Day

24 February 2019


Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy but it’s good 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. We will confirm the location of Park & Ride later in the year once it is confirmed.

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.


Train lines into Brighton can be subject to engineering works at weekends, so please check trains can get you to the start line in plenty of time. See Southern Railway’s information on planned improvement works.

If you are coming to 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.


National Express run a very good service into the city and there is a national coach drop off point at Poole Valley (on the seafront), which is close to the start/finish.

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):

04:00-18:00 – Madeira Drive

08:15-10:00 – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade

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

08:15-13:00 – Kings Road to West Street (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)

09:15 – 12:00 / 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.