Club and elite places for 2018 Brighton Marathon - plus Masters selection opportunity for England

Club and elite places for 2018 Brighton Marathon - plus Masters selection opportunity for England

The Brighton Marathon are once again offering England Athletics registered athletes guaranteed entries at their event. They are also offering specific packages for domestic elite athletes, including domestic athlete only prize funds, and the race is also a qualifying event for Masters Athletes to gain selection to represent England.

England Athletics Club Entries

Entry costs £69.50, and entries can be applied for by your club secretary. If you are interested in entering the Brighton Marathon via the England Athletics Club entry process please speak to your club secretary. We can only accept requests to enter from club secretaries.

England Athletics registered athletes can also apply for an ‘Elite Club runner entry’ if they meet the relevant criteria.

Brighton Marathon Club Runner entries are limited to 10 per affiliated club, and are charged at £69.50, whereas athletes who have achieved certain performances can apply for a free entry as per below.

Entries close on 23 February 2018 (general entries are now closed), so runners must have completed the registration form and paid by this date. Late entries will not be accepted.


British Elite Club Entries

For the 2018 Brighton Marathon the organisers will not be inviting International Athletes to take part and will be focussing their efforts on British athletes only.

Athletes who have previously achieved certain performances and are looking for the opportunity to run a fast marathon time, will be given the opportunity to take part for free and receive accommodation and reasonable travel expenses. Prizes will now only be offered for British athletes, clubs and Masters.

For details please see  

Prize fund details are available below.



The organisers of the Brighton Marathon would like to offer athletes looking to run a fast time in the BM10k free entry and provide accommodation and cover reasonable travel expenses.

They will not be having an invited International Athletes field at the 2018 BM10k.

All prizes, detailed below, will be for domestic athletes only.

For full details please see


Opportunities for Masters Athletes to qualify to represent England

England Athletics is partnering with four of the country’s best marathon races, including the Brighton Marathon to create a unique opportunity for England Athletics registered runners to qualify to represent their country at Masters age group level.

England Athletics registered athletes who are competing in the Bournemouth, Chester, Brighton and Greater Manchester marathons can earn the right to represent England in a target marathon in autumn 2018. (For full details please see

Each of the four marathons will act as a qualifying race, with the top five EA-registered runners in each master’s age category at every race, who have opted in to the qualifying system, guaranteeing themselves a place in the England team.

If you already have your own place in the Brighton Marathon and wish to be considered for selection to compete for England then please contact England Athletics at

If you do not have your own place in the Brighton Marathon, you can utilise the England Athletics Club Entries process detailed above. If your club has already allocated its places to other club members please also contact us and we can arrange for you to receive an opportunity to enter the Brighton Marathon.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest V35 (Women only), V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65 and V70 Men and Women finishers at the 2018 Brighton Marathon. Prizes will be awarded based upon the finisher Chip Time, and not the Gun Time.

Did you know we also run a similar series and representative opportunity for Masters 10k?  Click here to find out more.

2018 Brighton Marathon Prize Fund

British Athletes only – Men and Women

1st Place – £2,000

2nd Place – £1,000

3rd Place – £750

4th Place – £400

5th Place – £300

6th Place – £200

7th Place – £100

8th Place – £50


Male and Female Time Bonuses

Course record (2:09:25 / 2:28:50) – £5,000

First place and sub 2:12 / 2:32 – £2,500

First place and sub 2:15 / 2:35 – £1,000

First place and sub 2:16 / 2:36 – £750

Finish in top 3 and run sub 2:18 / 2:38 – £500

Finish in top 3 and run sub 2:20 / 2:40 – £250


Club prizes

We will be offering England Athletics registered clubs the opportunity to win prizes at the Brighton Marathon in 2018. Prizes for the first three teams will be awarded according to overall finishing time (Chip Time) of the fastest four registered Men / Women. Clubs and runners need to be affiliated and registered with England Athletics; and this must be indicated within your entry registration.


2018 BM10K Prize Fund

British Athletes only – Men and Women

1st Place – £1,000

2nd Place – £750

3rd Place – £500

4th Place – £300

5th Place – £200

6th Place – £100

7th Place – £75

8th Place – £50


Male / Female Time Bonuses

First place and sub 28:45 / 32:00 – £1,000

Course record 28:45 / 32:00 – £500

Any position and sub 29:30 / 34:00 – £100



The Brighton Marathon course is AIMS measured and as such is a qualifier for other marathon events such as Boston.

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