News and Events News Brighton Half Marathon 2021 is postponed THE BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON IS NOW ON SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER The Brighton Half Marathon has yet again been moved... But it may not be a bad thing... We now have more time to train, which means training doesn't need to be as intense. By continuing to run regularly, you will keep your fitness and stamina that you have built up throughout your recent training - rather than having to train intensely for a shorter period of time. We now have more time to encourage our friends to join us! If you know a few people who were umming and ahing about signing up for the half marathon, you can give them that extra push to join you! There's still time to sign up! October is cooler - which makes it easier and less exhausting to run! You will be less dehydrated running in a cooler month, which means you wont get exhausted as quickly, which means more energy to get your best time! So train in the summer months, then by October, it will be a breeze! And lastly more time to fundraise! Ask your friends and family to share your fundraising page on their social media. Make sure the title of your fundraising page includes your name. And definitely add your own photos. People are more likely to donate if they see a photo of you. The more photos the better! Here's what the organisers have said: We are very sorry to announce that this year’s Brighton Half Marathon scheduled for the end of June is postponed to the autumn.Yesterday’s Government announcement regarding the delay of the final easing of restrictions in the roadmap out of lockdown unfortunately means that we are forced to postpone the event. However, Brighton & Hove City Council have moved quickly to help us secure a new date for our 2021 event which will be Sunday 10th October 2021. An event the size of our race takes months of planning and our June date was selected back in the Autumn of 2020 to allow sufficient time for this planning to take place. When the roadmap was announced, our planning was focused on delivering an event against the roadmap timetable for moving from Step 3 to Step 4 on June 21st . The size and open access nature of our event plus the number of crowds we attract does not fit the criteria to allow us to proceed. The regulations under step 3 are that no events can be held that include more than 4,000 people. This includes staff, volunteers and spectators. It simply is not possible for us to run the event on that basis. Our priority is always to ensure that runners, volunteers, staff and the wider community in the city are safe at the race. As an event, we are governed by national guidelines and agencies, which takes decisions out of our hands in unusual times such as these.We understand just how disappointed you will be at the postponement so close to the race– all of us working on the event share this disappointment and we thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Please see all your options for the 2021 event below - we do hope you will join us for the rescheduled event on 10th October. The Brighton Half Marathon team Options for your 2021 place 1. Your 2021 race place will automatically be moved to the new date on 10th October. You don't need to contact us if you are happy to run on this revised date. 2. You can transfer your 2021 race place to a friend or family member. 3. If the new date doesn't suit you, you can choose to move your place to our 2022 event on 27th February next year. 4. Choose to donate your race fee to The Sussex Beacon, the charity behind the event. 5. Run a virtual half marathon in September or October. If you cannot make the 2021 event please get in contact. For options 2-4, please contact the race team at [email protected] by 31 August 2021. We very much hope you'll run with us on October 10th.