MORE than ten city centre roads will be closed on this weekend due to the Brighton Half Marathon.

The annual race is due to take place on Sunday, October 10.

The 2021 event, organised by The Sussex Beacon charity, is the 31st Brighton Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile race begins at 9am on Madeira Drive before runners pass a host of Brighton landmarks including the Brighton Palace Pier, Royal Pavilion and Brighton Marina.

Organisers said in order for the Brighton Half Marathon to be safe for all those involved, a number of roads must be closed.

The following roads will be closed (timings are approximations only):

2am – 7pm – Madeira Drive

7.30am to 12pm – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade, Richmond Terrace, St Peter’s Place

7.30am to 11.45am – Marine Parade, Marine Drive

7.30am to 1.30pm – Kings Road to West Street (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)

7.30am to 1pm – Kings Road, Kingsway (Westbound lane only), Grand Avenue

Organisers say alternative routes will be advised wherever possible, while all road closures will be staffed by event stewards.

The Argus: The annual race is due to take place on Sunday, October 10 The annual race is due to take place on Sunday, October 10


6.30am - Park and Ride sites opens

7am - Race village and help desk opens

7.15am - Baggage facility opens

7.15am - Road closures start

9am - Race starts

11am - Elite winners’ presentations

2pm - Race site closes


Miles 1-3

Starting on Madeira Drive, runners will turn right at the Sea Life Centre towards Ovingdean.

Continuing on Marine Drive, participants will head towards Roedean School, before turning before Roedean Road and heading back west towards Brighton.

Miles 3-7

At Aquarium Roundabout, the race heads north past the Royal.

Runners will loop around The Level before heading south back down Grand Parade to the Old Steine.

Here, they will turn right onto Grand Junction Road and in mile 7 will hit The Grand Brighton.

The course then heads towards Hove.

Miles 7-13.1

Once past the two piers, runners will head into Hove along the Kings Road.

Runners will go round Bedford Square before carrying on along the seafront and back down to the Queen Victoria statue.

Past the King Alfred Leisure Centre, runners will go to Hove Lagoon before turning left onto the seafront.

A two-mile run past the beach huts of Hove will bring them back to the road for the finish on Madeira Drive.

This year’s race was postponed from its usual slot in February due to Covid-19.

The 2020 event will be held on Sunday, February 27 - registration is now.