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Brighton Marathon 2021

Set to the stunning backdrop of the Sussex coast, Brighton is home to the second largest marathon in the UK. Run for Team Chestnut for free, with minimum sponsorship of £500, and make a difference with every step to the lives of children and their families in Sussex.


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Fran at Brighton Marathon 2019
Kempy at Brighton Marathon 2019
Lorna being cheered on at Brighton Marathon 2019
Rob at Brighton Marathon 2019
Crossing the line at Brighton Marathon 2019

Be a marathon megastar and make a difference with Team Chestnut in 2021!

Starting at the picturesque Preston Park, the Brighton Marathon takes in the vibrant streets of the city, the scenery of Ovingdean cliffs and Hove Gardens, and Brighton’s stunning seafront, to finish on Madeira Drive, where we’ll be waiting to celebrate your achievement with you.

Run for Team Chestnut and help families during this pandemic, who are coping with caring for their poorly children at this stressful time, take a well-earned break and make isolated families feel less alone.

Join Team Chestnut Today

You’re entry to the Brighton Marathon 2021 is free as part of Team Chestnut, with a minimum sponsorship of £500.

Already got your place

You can still join Team Chestnut and use your Brighton Marathon place to make a real difference to the lives of children with life limiting conditions across Sussex.

If you’d like to join us or find out more, get in touch anytime. Just send an email to events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk or give us a call on 01903 706354.

Keeping you COVID safe

The organisers will have more details about their COVID safety measures as the event gets closer. We’ll look to share them here as we know more, but for now keep an eye on the Brighton Marathon website for the latest information.

Being part of Team Chestnut

There may be a marathon task ahead, but we’re here to support you every step of your fundraising and training journey!

Supporting your fundraising:
Supporting your training:
  • Running Vest: A Chestnut Tree House running vest to wear with pride on the day and for all your training runs.
  • Virtual Coffee Catch Ups: Come and say hi. Meet us and other Team Chestnut runners virtually over coffee and cake.
  • Training Runs: No matter your running level, we’ll be put on training runs to help you reach the distance.
  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our Chestnut Tree House run group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
  • Regular updates: full of training tips and nutritional advice.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Brighton Marathon 2021 or joining Team Chestnut, get in touch anytime. We’d love to hear from you.

Just send an email to events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk or give us a call on 01903 706354.

Brighton Marathon 2021: Race Day Info

The Brighton Marathon 2021 starts at 9:45am on Sunday 18 April, going from Preston Park to the Event Village on Madeira Drive. For all the latest details, check the Brighton Marathon 2021 website.

Brighton Marathon 2021 route map

Please note that this is the Brighton Marathon 2020 course map. The Brighton Marathon 2021 course map will be finalised early next year.

You can also see the 2020 start area map here too.

Brighton Marathon 2021 Course Map

Brighton Marathon 2021 road closures

Road closures go from 5:30am to 4:00pm. Full details will be ready early 2021. Here is the Brighton Marathon 2020 road closure map.

Getting to Brighton Marathon 2021

Find more info about parking, travel, park & ride, bag-drops, toilet locations and water stops on the Brighton Marathon 2021 website.

Getting your Brighton Marathon 2021 race number

You’ll need to collect your race pack and race number from the Event Village on the Friday or Saturday ahead of the event.

We cannot wait to welcome you to Team Chestnut for Brighton Marathon 2021!

Chestnut Tree House Running Team