Race Day

25 February 2018


Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy. It’s just under an hour by rail from London and only half an hour from London Gatwick Airport.

The city is also served by a direct rail link from 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 here. If you have booked Park & Ride, there are two locations for the 2018 race due to demand – both are very easy to get to for runners coming into the city. Please note that we will will notify you of your Park & Ride location in the weeks before the race by email when we send your e-voucher.

Location 1:
University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, BN2 4AT

Location 2:
Mill Road, Brighton, BN1 8ZD

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.

London-Brighton line subject to engineering work for the 2018 race:
Please note that we are aware that the Brighton-London line is affected by engineering work this year so please do plan your journey.

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.