Remember those sweaty post-marathon hugs?
Brighton Marathon Weekend announces plans for 2021 and 2022
Now that we can all hug again it is lovely to reflect on those special post-marathon embraces we enjoyed in the pre-Covid era – a sweaty, spontaneous outpouring of emotion that simply says we did it – as illustrated perfectly by Brighton residents Charlie Price and Toni Pettit immediately after their 4:48:14 finish at Brighton Marathon in 2019.
Sadly the 2020 Brighton Marathon Weekend went the same way as so many other major events and only a virtual experience was possible but the 2022 arrangements are well advanced and organisers have announced there are just a few days remaining to register interest in the South coast classic 26.2-miler on 10 April 2022.
Early bird entries for 2022 will open soon and places will be strictly limited as very high demand is anticipated, so to ensure you are among the first to be informed how and when to enter you must register your interest by 11:59pm on Sunday 6 June 2021.
If you have already decided you want to nail down your 2022 entry there is the opportunity to do so by becoming a Brighton Marathon Member. Membership ensures guaranteed entry to Brighton Marathon; race pack and goody bag home delivery; rights to transfer entry to friends or family members; official Members technical T-shirt and various discounts and early access benefits. Membership packages are available from three to 10 years duration and the longest membership is the equivalent of £40 entry fee per year.
Of course, there is the small matter of Brighton Marathon 2021 to be delivered first, having been postponed from its traditional Spring date to Sunday 12 September. General entries have been closed for a while but there are still a few charity places available via the website here
BM10K takes place just before Brighton Marathon and general entries are still available at £30 and there are Mini Mile races on Saturday 11 September as Brighton Marathon Weekend eases itself back onto the calendar.
For full details of what's happening visit the Brighton Marathon website now
Image: Runners embrace after Brighton Marathon 2019 courtesy Brighton Marathon media