Travel


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

Travelling by train

To reach the race site from Brighton 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.

You can check times on the Trainline website.

Travelling by car

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Parking:
There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and road closures in the city start from 07.15am. The location of our Park & Ride is just off the A23 coming into the city, and the site will be fully stewarded.

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.

Park & Ride

You can book Park & Ride when you register for the race, or in our online shop. It is open to runners and non-runners, but runners will take priority to ensure they can arrive in the race in good time. Booking are made per car, rather than per person.

You will find a QR code in your booking, which you should present to a marshal for scanning. Either a printed version or digital version on your phone is acceptable. The Park & Ride site opens at 06:30am and buses will run regularly to the race site.

Directional signage will be in place on the A27 and A23 as you approach the site.

Drop off:
Site opens: 6:30am
First bus: 6:45am
Last bus to leave Mill Road: 8:30am

Pick up:
First bus: 11:30am
Last pick up: 2.45pm

Note the buses leave when they have reached capacity.

The Park & Ride site is fully managed by our stewarding company, so please follow their directions to your parking space.
PLEASE NOTE: Please show each QR code if you have ordered more than one Park & Ride ticket (1 required per car). Stewards will have all names and order details.

Travelling by coach

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 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

07:30-12:00 – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade, Richmond Terrace, St Peter’s Place

07:30-11:45 – Marine Parade, Marine Drive

07:30-13:30 – Kings Road to Grand Avenue (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)

07:30 – 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: 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.