Brighton Marathon Weekend 2016
Published: Saturday 9th Apr 2016
Written by: Abi Radford
Next weekend from the 15th - 17th April Brighton will be welcoming thousands of enthusiastic runners into the city for the Brighton Marathon weekend! Runners of all abilities and all ages will be taking to the streets in one of the three races taking part across the city. The Brighton Marathon, which first took place in 2010, has become gradually more popular with the number of participants and spectators increasing year upon year. It has become one of the favorite 26.2 milers in the country with its buzzing atmosphere and stunning backdrop of Brighton beach.
Kicking off the event on Saturday 16th April will be the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Miles at Preston Park. In these 1 mile races children from 7 - 17 can participate and will have the opportunity to capture the fantastic atmosphere of a mass participation race at the Brighton Marathon Weekend. Many of the children participating will have been fundraising for Cancer Research UK in the run up to the big weekend! Friends and family can also enjoy a fantastic day out with lots of activities in the Event Village.
The curtain raiser to the main event on Sunday 17th April is the 10k race that takes the beginning route of the marathon a few hours before. The BM10k is one of the most exciting new races in the UK and with a fast and flat course it was the second fastest in 2014 for both male and female British athletes. The runners will start in Preston Park where the atmosphere will gear them up ready to take on the race.
The Brighton Marathon will begin at 9:15 on Sunday 17th April at Preston Park. The race will take its usual route, winding its way through the streets of Brighton before taking the scenic route right along the seafront. Along the way runners can expect ‘smile points’ where official race photographers will capture you mid stride, ‘entertainment points’ where a number of bands will keep you motivated, and ‘pacers’ to keep the most competitive on track.
The Brighton Marathon is an excellent day for both competitors and spectators. The beach village at the finish line will be full of entertainment, food, and drink and will ensure that everyone has a memorable day.
Good luck to everyone taking part in the races during the Brighton Marathon Weekend - we will be there to cheer you on!