Brighton Marathon has been confirmed to go ahead in 2023 after being bought by the organisers of the London Marathon.

The event had previously been in jeopardy after previous organisers, Grounded Events, entered administration due to unpaid debts.

However, new event organisers have now stated that the event will return in the new year, with all entries for the event being honoured.

The race will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Hugh Brasher, event director of London Marathon Events, said: “We are delighted that London Marathon Events has reached agreement with Brighton and Hove City Council and the Joint Administrators of Grounded Events Company Limited, which means the Brighton Marathon will be saved.

“We want to reassure all runners and charities that LME will honour all the places purchased by individuals and charities and allow them to be used in the 2023 Brighton Marathon and enable them to take part on Sunday 2 April.

“We will reopen entries for the 2023 Brighton Marathon this week so there will be another opportunity for people to take part next April. There will be further announcements in due course about the other events scheduled for the Brighton Marathon Weekend.

“The Brighton Marathon is a fantastic event in a stunning setting. We look forward to working with Brighton and Hove City Council and the community to grow the event over the coming years.”

The Argus: Pictures from the 2022 Event. Image: Simon DackPictures from the 2022 Event. Image: Simon Dack

Complaints had previously been made that former organisers Grounded Events had not paid outstanding debts related to the event, including prize money for the 2022 winners.

In November, Grounded Events announced that they had found a preferred bidder for the company after reports that it was heading into administration.

Phil Harris, director at special business advisory firm FRP and joint administrator of Grounded Events Company Limited, said: “The Brighton Marathon Weekend is a major fixture in the city’s sporting, economic and cultural calendar. This deal provides a future for the Brighton Marathon with a globally recognised mass participation events organiser. We wish the team all the best in the future.”