Each February, Brighton plays host to one of the most popular half marathon running races in the UK – the Brighton Half Marathon.
With its scenic city and coastal views and incredible atmosphere, it’s no wonder this race attracts so many runners. Whether you’re an experienced half marathon runner or this may be your first, Brighton Half Marathon is the perfect opportunity for a personal challenge or an unforgettable experience with friends – there is nothing quite like crossing the finishing line with a RunPal in tow.
With a course that takes advantage of Brighton’s beachfront and crowd-packed city streets, runners are treated to amazing views as they forge ahead towards victory – crossing that finishing line on Madeira Drive. Put all that together with Brighton’s abundant energy, and you have got yourself one truly unique running event that’s sure to please both newbies and veteran runners alike.
The Brighton Half Marathon – come for the challenge, stay for the adventure!
Be prepared…to have some fun!
It’s no secret that half marathons are intimidating, especially if it’s your first one. After all, completing a half marathon is no small feat—it requires dedication, time and most of all a little bit of endurance.
But don’t worry: if half marathon-running sounds like an impossible task, don’t lose hope just yet! While half marathons may be daunting, with the right preparation you can rest easy knowing that you have the confidence and strength to get across the finish line.
To start, find yourself some RunPals; while half marathons can of course be completed solo, having a pal along for the journey can help to motivate you and keep you accountable. They can help support you when the going gets tough and there’s no better feeling than hugging your pal as you cross the finish line, reveling in what you’ve accomplished together!
If you’ve completed the race before, you’ll probably have noticed our RunPals in a selection of fancy dress; from Frozen characters (it was the most challenging year wearing a Princess Anna dress!) to superheroes, cheerleaders, and just about everything in between, out having fun throughout the half marathon course.
The Brighton Half Marathon is our favourite event on the race calendar. Not only is it local to us, but seeing the smiles as you tick off the miles through the city is an unmatched feeling. Plus, who will you share that finishing line selfie with if you run alone?
The camaraderie, the views, and the sense of accomplishment
There’s nothing quite like run race day. Joining forces with running pals that share your passion, pushing yourself to reach your personal best, or heading out and enjoy the crowds and the views – there are many amazing reasons to run the Brighton Half.
The camaraderie fostered by these events is truly remarkable and post-covid, this one is a welcome return to the race calendar.
Nothing beats the positive vibes you’ll experience after crossing that finish line and achieving something you may have never thought possible.
What are you waiting for – sign up today!
Are you ready for the challenge?
Picture yourself at the starting line surrounded by bright the sun coming up over the sea, a crowd full of energy and optimism to make it to the finish line. Imagine the bright blue sky (and possibly wind, maybe some rain, potentially some cloud cover…)overlooking the finishing line, that awaits you at the end of your momentous journey.
Sign up now for next year’s race and prepare to be swept away on an epic journey and join us in Brighton, where life-long memories await this February.
Brighten up your start to 2023 with a Brighton half marathon place – signup today. Enter here