Brighton Marathon organisers have given notice of their intention to appoint administrators.

Grounded Events, which runs the annual fundraising race, made the application on November 1. Applications for this year's marathon continued until the deadline last night.

Brighton and Hove City Council said that it will not allow the Brighton Marathon to run in 2023 unless organisers settle outstanding debt.

Grounded Events has been told by the council that it will not be given consent to use city space while it still owes money from previous years.

The company has now applied to appoint administrators but concerns have been raised that applications for the marathon were still being taken until yesterday.

In a statement a spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “We are committed to hosting a Brighton Marathon next year.

“But we have made it clear to Grounded Events that we will not provide full landlords consent for the use of city space unless they fulfil the criteria we have set out for them.

“This includes the settling of all outstanding debts from previous years.

“We are aware that they now stated their intention to appoint administrators as a protective measure.

“We are meeting them later this week to understand the implications of this in terms of their request to run the Brighton Marathon next year.”

Members of the running community have raised concern after it was revealed that some elite runners are still yet to receive prize money payments.

Grounded Events has been contacted for comment regarding the appointment of administrators.