The organisers of Brighton Marathon have made plans to ensure all runners can race after some expressed concern that their numbers had not arrived.

Some runners feared their race was in jeopardy as the marathon numbers have not yet appeared in the post, with only days to go to Sunday’s event.

Now, after responding to racers’ concerns, organisers say those taking part can pick up a replacement pack the day before the race.

One concerned runner told The Argus she was “getting really worried” as her pack had not arrived with less than a week before the event.

Having raised thousands for charity, the runner said she believed the delays were due to a postal backlog at Royal Mail.

Without a race number for the marathon, runners are not able to participate in the event.

But a spokeswoman for London Marathon Events, which is organising the Brighton run, said: “We ask any participant who has not yet received their event pack, which includes their running number, through the post to contact our customer services team here at

“We’re aware there have been delays in the post so, if the pack still hasn‘t arrived by Saturday, participants will be able to collect their replacement pack from the info tent in Preston Park, between 11am and 6pm on Saturday, April 1.

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“As is standard at major marathons, no spare packs will be available on event day.


“We are here to help so please contact us if your pack hasn’t arrived and we will ensure you have it by Saturday.

“We hope everyone has a great Brighton Marathon weekend.”

This is the first year that the Brighton Marathon will be run by London Marathon Events after the race’s future was previously put in doubt.

Former organisers Grounded Events went into administration but the run was saved after assets were bought by LME.

In response to claims of delays, A Royal Mail spokesman said: “We are operating as normal in Brighton, and do not anticipate any delivery delays.

“We send our best wishes for a successful event to everybody involved in the Brighton Marathon.

Royal mail said anyone with concerns about delivery should contact their customer service team directly.