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FAQs

We have put together some general FAQs for the BM10k below. These should provide answers to most questions regarding the event. However, if you cannot find the answer to your question here, please get in touch using our Contact page.

How do I enter the BM10k?

General entries for the BM10k 2017 are open - you can enter HERE

I have deferred my Brighton Marathon entry, can I enter the BM10k?

Yes, if you have already deferred your Brighton Marathon place this might be a good alternative for you.

You can transfer your Marathon entry over to the BM10k up until 5pm on Friday the 17th March.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the BM10k?

You must be 18 on the day of the BM10k in order to take part. If you will be under 18 you may wish to consider taking part in our Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races

Can I raise money for charity?

You can fundraise for a charity of your choosing. There are official charity places available here as well as general places.

Please see our fundraising page for more information, tips and advice.

Where do I collect my Race Pack?

Race packs MUST be collected at the Brighton Marathon Exhibition between Friday April 7th and Saturday April 8th.

Opening times are:

Friday 7th April: 11:00 - 19:00

Saturday 8th April: 10:00 - 18:00

 

What is included in my Race Pack?

Your Race Pack contains your Race Number, timing chip, kit bag and baggage sticker.

I can no longer take part in the BM10k. Can I receive a refund?

No refunds will be available

Can I defer my entry to the BM10k 2018?

No, you cannot defer your entry to the following year.

Can I transfer my number to someone else?

No, you are not able to transfer your entry to another runner.

I need to change my postal address, email address and/or phone number

The online entry system we use enables adjustment of personal details including your address. You can sign back in to your account at myevents.active.com

What time does the race start?

The race starts at 8.30am in Preston Park. Please arrive early to allow yourself time to find the baggage trucks and use the toilet facilities ahead of the race starting. Please be aware that the park will be extremely busy with the Marathon participants and spectators.

Are there start corrals?

Yes, there will be two start corrals: Elite and Mass

Please be in your start corral by 8.15am. If you are a slower runner, be aware that it is dangerous for you to stand near the front where you will impede the faster runners.

Are there any baggage facilities?

Yes, there will be baggage trucks at Preston Park that will take your belongings to the finish line where you can collect them.

Please make sure you have attached your baggage sticker to your kit bag. Belongings are placed within the baggage trucks at your own risk, but we ask that you refrain from bringing excessive amounts of cash or valuables to the race. You must not place anything more than your provided kit bag on to the baggage trucks.

 

Can I take part in a wheelchair?

We currently do not offer elite wheelchair races or allow self-propelled racing wheelchairs. 

If you are a standard wheelchair (non-racing wheelchair) user and wish to enter the event, you are able to take part but on the agreement that the wheelchair user is accompanied by a runner throughout the race. The accompanying runner does not have to push the wheelchair during the race but must participate alongside them throughout. The accompanying runner will be allocated a complimentary place / running number by the organiser. If requested, we are happy to help the wheelchair participant find a runner who can accompany them at their pace, through reaching out to our network of professional pacers and the running community.

For those who wish to take part in an assisted wheelchair, again both the wheelchair participant and the assister must register for the event and have a race number. The assister will be allocated a complimentary place in the event by the organiser.

In both cases, the wheelchair entrant and accompanying runner/assister will be asked to start at the back of the race.

This is due to health & safety guidelines which the event must adhere to. 

All wheelchair users take part on the understanding that they will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for harm to themselves or any third party or parties, or damage to any property during the race. If you wish to enter as a wheelchair user or find out more, please email office@brightonmarathon.co.uk

Where is the finish area?

The finish is located on Madeira Drive. Once you cross the line please keep moving to collect your water, medal and baggage. You will then be able to access the Beach Village area where you can meet up with your friends and family.
Please do not congregate in the finish area or cross the line again once you have finished.
 

What fluid is available on the day?

There will be water available at the 6km mark and again at the finish.

I am quite a slow runner, is there a time limit?

There is a strict 2 hour time limit. The Brighton Marathon will be running down the same route and all BM10k runners must be off the course before they make their way through. Anyone moving around the course at slower than a 2 hour finishing pace will be asked to leave the course and will be unable to finish.
 
 

Can I use my iPod or similar device on race day?

For health and safety reasons we do not recommend you participate in the event whilst listening to any personal music playing device that will restrict your ability to hear the sounds around you on the day. This is particularly important in order to allow our emergency services and their vehicles to operate safely on the day which they may not be able to do if you are unable to hear what is happening around you throughout the race. We know this may be unenforceable on race day but would point out that you will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for harm to yourself or any third party or parties or damage to any property whether yours or that of a third party, as a result of your wearing any personal music playing device in contradiction of this race rule. However, we do recommend the use of earphones that use bone conduction technology, which allow the wearer to listen to music while still being aware of their surroundings.

Will there be Park and Ride facilities?

We will provide a Park and Ride Scheme for BM10k runners and spectators, taking them to the start. 
 
Please note that the park and ride is also for Brighton Marathon participants, therefore the last bus will be at 8.30 – this will be too late to get you to the start line for the BM10k. We recommend that you leave the park and ride no later than 8am, but remember that the buses and roads will be busy and there may be delays.
 
We do not offer refunds for these should you decide not to attend / use your place. Booking will open in early 2017.
 

I am thinking about staying in Brighton, where do you suggest?

Brighton has a wealth of hotels and B&B's. We suggest that once you've entered, you book early to avoid disappointment. 
 
Further details can be found on our Accommodation page.
 

How do I register to volunteer at the event?

Registration for 2017 volunteers will open early 2017. Please check back for when registration will open.

Will there be a Brighton Marathon Weekend Exhibition in 2017?

Yes, the Brighton Marathon Exhibition will be held again in 2017 on Friday April 7th and Saturday 8th April.
 
You must collect your Race Pack from the Exhibition.
 

Are you planning the Mini Mile races again?

Yes, we will again be holding the highly successful Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile races. The event will take place on Saturday 8th April in Preston Park. More info is available on the website HERE

I have another question...

If you can't find the answer to your question in the above or on the web site, please get in touch through our Contact page .

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