Escape the everyday and explore the beautiful South Downs National Park at Brighton Trail Weekend.

The team behind Brighton Marathon Weekend have come together with experienced, local trail runners and South Downs National Park to craft a weekend of trail running in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Offering a marathon, 10k and youth event, all runners can experience Brighton Trail Weekend.

Entries for Brighton Trail Marathon CLOSE 8 April.

Walk, run or jog… don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure.

Enter Brighton Trail Marathon




Experience a unique coast to countryside marathon on 26th June 2022.

Start on Brighton seafront from the Brighton Marathon finish line and head straight into the beautiful South Downs National Park. Discover rolling hills, chalky trails and Sussex woodlands.

Whether you run or walk, have peace of mind that our event team are never far away, offering marshalling and support every 1km as well as nutrition and hydration. 

Finish your marathon at the Event Village in Stanmer Park and enjoy beautiful surroundings with friends & family as you celebrate your incredible achievement.

Don’t miss out on a truly unforgettable and life-changing adventure. ENTRIES CLOSE 8 APRIL.



Experience trail running in the stunning setting of Brighton’s Stanmer Park Estate and South Downs National Park.

The Brighton Trail 10k will wind through the woodland of Stanmer’s grade II registered landscape and the picturesque hills and valleys beyond. 

Checkpoints and marshall support will be in place, making for a friendly and safe 10km off road adventure.

Trail your way back to the Event Village to reunite with your supporters and welcome the marathon runners home in this unique and stunning setting.

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Coming soon … 

Giving children and teenagers the opportunity to get outdoors, have fun and get fit together is so important for mental and physical wellbeing.

Following in the footsteps of the Mini Mile Races, we are planning on hosting a safe and fully supported trail run for under-17s, set alongside the Brighton Trail 10k in the woods and fields of Stanmer Park. 

If your child or children are interested in racing, jogging or walking a 1 mile trail event next year, you/they can register interest for this event today to receive updates. 

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  • Fully marshalled, safe course
  • City seafront start for the marathon – start in buzzing Brighton!
  • Aid stations and fuel
  • Baggage facilities for marathon and 10k
  • Race packs posted out
  • Sustainable wooden medal made from local trees
  • Marathon course profile takes in a 1,000 metre elevation
  • Medical support
  • Countryside based Event Village at the finish
  • Live Photography from AWOL on course
  • Trail running advice and training
  • Guide runners on course



Together with South Downs National Park and Brighton & Hove City Council, we are working to creating a sustainable event as possible and to give something back to the land we will pass through.

£1 from every entry for this event will go to National Trails to help maintain The South Downs and the trails that wind through them. 

We will also be working to offer runners sustainable medals and T shirts, as well as operating a vigorous on-site ‘leave no trace’ policy. 

We will also commited to supporting National Trails in their quest to get more people out running safely in the South Downs, finding the confidence to run off-road and plan their own routes.

More information will be available in coming months.