RUNNERS keen to take part in the Brighton Marathon can now register their interests for next years race.

Organisers have announced that entries for the 2022 Brighton Marathon will open "soon", as they expect a high demand for next years event.

The 26.2-mile race was cancelled last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

It will now go ahead on September 12, 17 months after the event was originally scheduled to take place.

The notoriously fast and flat course will take runners past historic venues around the city, including the Brighton Pavillion and the Palace Pier.

The last time it took place in 2019, an estimated 17,500 runners and 150,000 spectators took part.

The 2022 event will take place on April 10.

Writing on their website, organisers said: "We are pleased to announce that 2022 Brighton Marathon early bird entries will open soon.

"Places will be limited and we expect high demand for next year’s event.

For your chance to take part on Sunday April 10 2022, you must register your interest by 11.59pm on Sunday June 6.

"Don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience and the achievement of a lifetime at Brighton Marathon."

Runners will start in Preston Park, before making their way south and past Brighton Station.

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From there, they will travel to Marine Parade and on towards Brighton Marina, to make up miles five and seven.

Runners will loop back towards the city when they reach Ovingdean and head towards Chruch Road, Hove, in a 10-mile canter.

The final stretch of the marathon is a flat run along the seafront to the finish at the Place Pier.

Speaking about the marathon being postponed, event director Tim Naylor said: "The Brighton Marathon Weekend extends far beyond our participants.

"The livelihoods of our staff, contractors, suppliers, hospitality industry and more, will be affected.

"When 20,000 people do not arrive in the city ready to run a race with their supporters, the ripple effect is great.

"From the bar staff in the hotels who do not pick up extra shifts to the taxi driver who does not take extra bookings.

"In 2019, it was estimated our event contributed £12 million to the local hospitality economy alone.

"Events are also a crucial lifeline for charities and fundraising.

"Since our first event in 2010 we have supported local and national charities in raising more than £50 million."