Race information 2021

Please note that the information on this page for the 2021 event is currently under review and is subject to change as Public Health and Local Authority guidelines change.

Enter the race

General entry to the 2021 event is now closed, but you can still run the event via a charity place.

Date & start time

The race date for 2021 is Sunday 27th June. Please note the new start time of 8:30am.

Details of the 2021 event are still in the planning stages, but will be confirmed shortly. The information below from 2020 may help.

Start & finish area

The start and finish of the race is on Madeira Drive next to the Steve Ovett statue. You can see the 2020 maps of the full course here.


We have drinks stations in miles 2, 6, 8 and 11.

Park & Ride

Details about Park & Ride sites for 2021 will be available soon.


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.


The baggage marquee will be clearly marked in the race village. Inside your race pack you’ll find 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.

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

There is first aid cover across the course, close to each mile marker, and in addition there will be medics on motorbikes and in ambulances. There are treatment points at the start/finish area, plus one on Hove Lawns in the middle of the race to ensure your safety. Please make sure you fill in the medical information at 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 bottles 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.