On Sun 26 Feb, the Brighton Half Marathon returns for its 27th Anniversary! It is a picturesque jog down the seafront, past some of Brighton’s most famous landmarks. This year the race will be started by none other than popular, local DJ – Fat boy Slim.
The 13.1 mile run begins on the seafront. It then heads up towards The Level, before turning around and heading back along the seafront towards Brighton Marina. After passing the marina the course takes a 360 degree turn and heads back past Brighton Pier, the i360 and Hove. The course then turns back around again, finishing where it started at Madeira Drive on the seafront next to the pier.
The half marathon is not the only event over the course of the day. There will be a youth race for runners aged between 7-17 years old. This is a one mile course, and will give young runners an experience of the buzz before a big race. There will also be a corporate relay race, consisting of passing a baton between 5 athletes running 2.5 miles each (the first athlete running 3.1 miles).
This is not just a day for the runners. It is possible to view the race from many locations, the best being Marina Parade and Hove Lawns as you can watch the race go both ways. The different coloured outfits of the runners creates a colourful and vibrant scene, fitting for a race in a city of the same description. There will also be many participants wearing fancy dress, something children love to spot. The half-marathon is the perfect excuse to go out, cheer the runners and also have some fun along the way with Brighton’s many attractions and activities.
There is a limit on places, with all standard entry for the main event sold out. However there are still opportunities to run for and support various charities. To enter and for more information on participating or viewing the event, visit the Brighton Half Marathon Online, on Facebook or Twitter.