Race Day

The 2023 event will take place on Sunday 11 June 2023, starting at 8.30am from East Brighton Park and finishing in Stanmer Park.

Participant Instructions

2023 Participant Instructions will be made available closer to the event.

Confirmation Email

When you sign up you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code, confirming your place.

Please keep this safe and file it.

You can change most of your personal details on your account by accessing your account via: http://raceroster.com. Once logged in, please select the drop down in the top right corner, and then ‘Participant Dashboard’, from here you can update your details.

Race Packs

Ahead of Brighton Trail Weekend you’ll receive your Race Pack including race number with timing chip and bag label for Bag Drop, in the post.

You can expect your race pack to arrive around two weeks ahead of the event date. If you still haven’t received it by 28th May 2023, please contact info@brightontrailweekend.co.uk

Your race number will correspond to the colour of your wave start and your bag drop and collection points.

Baggage kit bags will be given out at the Start, so please come with your belongings prepared.

Please make sure your address is up to date on the Race Roster system by logging back in here. If you can’t remember your log in details, please follow the forgotten passwords steps on their site or contact them directly.

More info will be available to you regarding waves and the start procedure, in the online Participant Instructions coming soon.

The Start & Route

Brighton Trail Marathon will start at East Brighton Park. Find out more here.

The Start area will open at 7.30am to allow good time to drop your kit bag off, if using the baggage facility. Your supporters can accompany you here to send you off on your adventure!

All runners will be directed to the start, according to the colour of their race number.

Your finish line will be in the beautiful Stanmer Park.

Bag Drop

There will be a bag drop facility available for marathon runners at the Start.

All participants will be able to collect their official, reusable Kit Bag for the baggage storage at the Start Village.

PLEASE REMEMBER to prepare the bag / items you wish to place inside the official Kit Bag ahead of arriving at the Start.

The Kit Bag, excluding handles, will be 600mm x 450mm. Place your belongings inside it, affix the provided sticker, and seal the bag.

Here’s an idea of what will fit with room to spare:

– An XL hoody
– A pair of trainers
– A towel
– Water bottle
– Toiletries
(remember, include nothing that will leak or any valuables)

Your bag will be taken to the Event Village at the finish in Stanmer Park for you to pick up when you finish the marathon.

Brighton Trail 10k runners will also be able to leave a bag at their start with the main Event Village at Stanmer Park.

More information about start times and bag drop will be available in the coming weeks so you can start to plan your Brighton Trail Weekend. Be sure to check your participant emails for regular updates.

Course Map

You can see the course map here. Any updates will be communicated over coming months.

There will be five aid stations on the Marathon Course. These will be approximately 4-7 miles apart and will be a chance to rest and take on fluids. There will be toilets, water, HIGH5 products and food available. Find out more about aid stations here.

Cut Off Times

We ask participants to prepare to complete Brighton Trail Marathon at a minimum pace of 3 miles per hour (walking pace), which would see you completing the course in around 9 hours.

If you are still on the course after the 9 hour point, you will still be able to finish your challenge supported by the event team and with a medal waiting for you on the finish line.

There will be a team of back-markers who will follow behind the last participant. Back-markers will leave the start at the back of the race and stay out on the route until everyone has finished or the route closes.

Participant Emails

We send all participants regular e-newsletters. These contain helpful training advice articles as well as event updates on a range of topics including essential information such as Participant Instructions, maps, event status, travel, park & ride and medical information. We advise that all participants receive these but you can opt out from them if you wish. If you do opt out and decide you would like to opt back in, please email info@brightontrailweekend.co.uk

Travel & Parking

Please make sure you plan your travel well in advance for a stress-free experience and so that you are ready for Event Day and an 8.30am start time.

For bookable parking at the AMEX stadium and travel information, please click here.

Accommodation

If you need accommodation for the Brighton Trail Weekend, we recommend you book well in advance to secure a room at the best rates as the city can busy in the summer months.

Web sites like booking.com often have some great deals. Or why not look for an AirBNB or private rental and enjoy a home from home?

Mobile App

The mobile app will provide users with an interactive course map for tracking runners on the course, spectator information, results, the Participant Instructions, FAQs and more.

Medical Advice

Your safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.

No matter your experience or ability, please take time to read our medical advice before you begin your training. It’s important to not only assess your physical ability, but to find out more about energy supplements, fluids, fuel and whether any medications may have an impact on your training.

We want to get you to the finish line safely and sensibly.

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Deferrals

You can defer your place until 23:59 on 22nd June. To do so, you will need your Confirmation Number. If you would like more information on deferring your place, please click here.

Terms and Conditions

You can read the terms and conditions for participants that were agreed to upon signing up for the event.

Terms and conditions

FAQS

For any other questions, you should be able to find what you need in our FAQs

FAQS