Runners will enjoy new sights after marathon bosses announced a new route for this year.

A series of changes to the 2024 Brighton Marathon Route have been unveiled.

London Marathon Events took over the Brighton Marathon Weekend in 2022 after former owners Grounded Events fell into administration over unpaid debts.

Since then, they have started to shake up the event to make it more exciting for runners - and also reduce the impact of the city coming to a standstill.

The gruelling stretch in Shoreham Port where many runners say they hit "the wall" has been removed - while extra sections along Madeira Drive and Lewes Road keep people close to the city centre.

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Event lead Joe Carter said: “London Marathon Events took over the Brighton Marathon Weekend in late 2022 with the ambition to create a world-class event that truly reflects the wonderful character of this city.

"We had limited time to make significant amendments for the 2023 event, but with a whole year to prepare for this year's edition we are looking forward to announcing a series of exciting changes to the event.

The Argus: The Brighton Marathon route for 2023The Brighton Marathon route for 2023 (Image: Brighton Marathon)

"One of those is a change to the Brighton Marathon route which we have made after gathering feedback from last year's event from participants, spectators and the communities the event passes through.

"The new route will retain the city-centre highlights from previous years, but will focus on taking participants into neighbourhoods that always come out to celebrate and an extra loop at the seafront by the iconic Madeira Drive.

"We believe these changes will improve the overall participant experience of the route and limit the impact the event has on the city on Marathon Day."

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The halfway point has been moved in line with the Marina, meaning runners no longer run out to Roedean school along the top of the cliff.

The overall elevation of the route has not changed.

More plans are to be announced in due course, according to event organisers.