Brighton’s Best Sporting Events

Published: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Ready, Set, GO! Brighton’s Best Sporting Events

Interested in how you can keep up your fitness while visiting Brighton? The city has plenty of sporting events to get involved in whether you fancy participating or are just looking to cheer on a fellow family member. We’re here to give you a head start at organising your sporting event bucket list!

Below are Best of Brighton's top sporting events according to the month:


Sunday 16th  

The London to Brighton bike ride has been running for over 44 years to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The race begins at Clapham Common in London and finishes on Brighton Beach the same afternoon. The route leads you through the scenic Surrey and Sussex countryside and is suitable for all ages, young or old, beginner or experienced.  

Wednesday 19th  

The Weakest Link is the ultimate team running race at Black Rock, Madeira Drive, Brighton. Teams of four runners will complete five stages each being 2.5km long - the fifth leg all team members complete together. The perfect way to get the whole family involved or have fun with a group of friends! The event promises a good time with great community atmosphere.  

Saturday 29th  

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is an excellent muddy obstacle course for children! Guaranteed fun, crawling through mud pits all the while helping raise money for cancer research. Ideal for families hoping to stay active during their holiday!


Saturday 27th until Sunday 28th  

Brighton Yoga Festival promises an entertaining weekend from live music to yoga classes and workshops! The festival encompasses the very best teachers in yoga, meditation and well-being, in its sixth year it’s more eager than ever to appeal to all, whether you’re an avid yogi or beginners. A fantastic introduction to yoga and meditation!

Also, on this weekend in July is Swim The Pier! It’s an open water sea swim, which starts at the east side of Brighton Pier. The event is open for all abilities, although, there are prizes for the winner! Beginning on the east side of the pier, the race is 1200m long in one of Britain’s most popular seaside cities. The event is also great for spectators as you can follow the athletes round to whole swim course!!


Saturday 10th

The Big Dog Cycle Event is one of the UK’s best mountain bike courses with exhilarating climbs and challenging dips! After 6 packed hours it all finishes with a party on the beach. Definitely one not to miss!!  


Saturday 7th  

Join Alzheimer’s Society at the beautiful Hove Lawns for Memory Walk. Take the 6km gentle walk along Sussex’s breathtaking coastline, enjoy Brighton’s iconic sights along the way, such as, Brighton Pier. Before the race begins, there’s the option of leaving a message on the Memory tree - a great way to reflect on who you may be walking for!


Sunday 17th  

Established in 1984 the Brighton 10k is one of the most extensive and oldest races in Brighton and Hove. The Olympic athlete, Chris Carter, started the race with the aim of promoting running and fitness as well as funds for local charities.  

Written by Ellie Hughes