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Date(s) - 14/04/2013
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Brighton Marathon 2013 Course

The Brighton Marathon starts with a loop of picturesque Preston Park and then takes in the best of the city centre, including the iconic Brighton Pavilion. Heading east along the scenic coast road, runners get panoramic views of the English Channel and glorious glimpses of the South Downs.

The course, on traffic-free tarmac roads and along the Hove Promenade, is fast. Crowds line most of the route and in places give the Brighton Marathon an atmosphere unmatched anywhere else in the world.

The most significant rise is in the first kilometre, where runners’ pace is anyway constrained by the number of starters. There are some further sporadic undulations in the first 10 miles but from then on it descends slightly and the second half is pancake flat.

For the 2012 Brighton Marathon the loop around Ovingdean Hall College was removed, avoiding a major climb runners faced in the previous two editions, and making the course that bit faster. The distance removed at Ovingdean is made up by an extended loop in Portslade: runners go as far as Portslade High Street, where retailers and residents are out in force to show their support along Boundary Road.

The last miles are the same as in all previous Brighton Marathons; runners still face the testing “loneliness of the long distance runner” section along Basin Road South and then enjoy running through a massed corridor of thousands of spectators along the Promenade, before finishing on Madeira Drive, just east of Brighton Pier.

There may be further revisions for 2013 as we try both to make the route faster and to ensure runners have the best possible Marathon experience.

April 14, 2013


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