Race information 2021

Please note that the information on this page for the October 2021 event is subject to change should Public Health and Local Authority guidelines change.

Enter the race

General entry to the 2021 event is now closed.

Date & start time

The race date for 2021 is Sunday 10 October.

Start & finish area

The start and finish of the race is on Madeira Drive, BN2 1TB. The start and finish line is close to the Steve Ovett statue.


There will be three drinks stations along the 13.1 mile course with water at each. You’ll find water stations in miles 3, 6 and 9. A HIGH5 gel will be available at the finish line.

Park & Ride

Please note that the service is runner-only this year and social distancing measures will be in place for you to follow. This year’s P&R site is just off the A23 on the way into Brighton. If you have booked our Park & Ride facility we will email you with information ahead of the event. You will find a QR code in your booking, which you should present to a marshall. 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. Book in our Shop.

Drop off:
First bus: 6:30am
Last bus to reach race site: 7:45am

Pick up:
Last pick up: 2pm

Note the buses leave when they have reached capacity.


We know there can never be enough toilets, but we try to ensure that you don’t have to queue too long on race day. In addition to the existing public toilets at the Colonnade Cafe and Peter Pan playground there are portable toilets and urinals at the following locations on Madeira Drive adjacent to the start pens.


There will be two baggage facilities in operation this year, which is governed by your bib colour and route into the race site.

  • Bib colours grey, red, blue and yellow will be asked to proceed from Aquarium roundabout directly down Madeira Drive and marshalled to their pens.
  • Bib colours purple, pink and green will be asked to proceed along Marine Parade and access their pens via Dukes Mound.

Attached to your race number is a baggage label. If you wish to use our baggage facility this should be looped around the handle of your bag before handing it over. Please make sure you bring a waterproof bag and avoid leaving any valuables inside.

Lost/missing race numbers

Race numbers are sent in the month ahead of the race. If you don’t receive your race number, please pick up your number from the Help Desk in race village. The team at help desk will have a list of everyone who has entered.

First aid

Our first aid service is provided by Enhanced Care Services. There is cover across the course, with medics on motorbikes and in ambulances. There is a treatment point at the start/ finish area, plus one on Hove Lawns in the middle of the race to ensure your safety. Please ensure you fill in the medical information on the back of your race number.


We know that some runners enjoy listening to music while running, however we encourage you not to use earphones on race day to ensure you hear any medical alerts and instructions from marshals.

A sustainable race

The Brighton Half Marathon is working hard to become a truly sustainable race. We believe it’s important and hope you do too!

For over ten years we have been recycling as much as possible from the race – we recycle all the plastic and cardboard, including the cartons used at the drinks stations. These are some of the actions we take each year:

  • We hire in large recycling bins which are placed adjacent to each fuel station.
  • We have an initial clear up of the areas by each fuel station by volunteers.
  • We contract in City Clean, the Local Authority in-house provider to support us on race day so that all waste from the event is removed in line with the Local Authority rules on recycling across the city.
  • Wherever possible we use local suppliers to help reduce delivery miles.
  • All lost property eventually goes to our Sussex Beacon shops.