Brighton Marathon 2021

Be a local hero and run the iconic seaside Brighton Marathon!

With an amazing atmosphere and beautiful sea views, the Brighton Marathon is the perfect event for all runners of all levels and experience.

Taking place on Sunday 12th September 2021, this seaside marathon starts in Preston Park, follows a route past the iconic sites of Brighton, and finishes in a wave of noise right by the seafront next to Brighton Pier.

Kari Mack, Auxiliary Nurse for St Wilfrid’s ran in Brighton Marathon 2017 and remembers the roar of the crowd:

“Deafening. That’s how I’d describe it, deafening from the bands and the crowd. Really supportive atmosphere and as our local marathon it was really great to be on home turf running past familiar sites.”

Ruth ran for St Wilfrid’s in 2019 had this to say about her Brighton Marathon experience:

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to have achieved this and being able to raise money for the Hospice made it doubly special. I have had so much support, messages, emails and texts from friends and family and of course all my lovely Bug friends. I’m not an overtly sentimental/emotional person, but I must say that I have been very touched by the whole experience.”

Join #teamwilf and every mile you run and every penny you raise will help us continue supporting families with first class palliative care.

Fundraising support

With plenty of support from our dedicated team, we’ll make sure you feel as prepared as possible before the big day. As part of #teamwilf you will receive:

  • Full fundraising support
  • A St Wilfrid’s Hospice running vest to wear on race day
  • Your very own fundraising contact
  • Hints and tips sessions with the fundraising team and a professional local running coach
  • Expert diet and training advice
  • A pre-race get-together with your fellow St Wilfrid’s team members
  • Post-marathon celebration with all of #teamwilf!

St Wilfrid’s Charity Places

Calling all runners! We currently have any 3 x charity places available for the 2021 event on Sunday 12th September! It's free to sign up and all that we ask is for you to raise as much as you can for the Hospice.

If you are keen to make a difference to local lives this year and run the Brighton Marathon for St Wilfrid's, then please do get in touch with the fundraising team at and we can get you signed up! 

Own place

If you already have your own place in the 2021 Brighton Marathon and would like to be a local hero and run for St Wilfrid's, then we would love to hear from you!

Please email the fundraising team at and we'll be here to support you in reaching your fundraising goals for the Hospice. Every pound you raise will help us to provide vital end of life care services in your community. 

On the day

For all race pack collection and on the day information, please see the Brighton Marathon website for everything you need you know ahead of race day!