Brighton Marathon weekend will add a new member to its family of races in 2014 with the introduction of a 10k event which will be held in conjunction with the marathon on Sunday 6 April. The race starts 30 minutes before the marathon in Preston Park and follows a flat, fast city centre route with the final three kilometres along the seafront. The course has been specifically designed to produce fast times and the elite race and prize money is open only to UK athletes.
"We are thrilled to be able to grow the events taking place as part of Brighton Marathon weekend," said race director Tom Naylor. "We've shown over four years that Brighton Marathon course is fast with great crowds in a fantastic setting. We plan to use these three elements to build a 10k that is a must do for all levels of runner."
Brighton Marathon weekend begins on Friday 4 April with the two-day action packed exhibition in the Brighton Centre. Saturday sees the ICONIQ Shlurp! Mini Mile Races in their new slot in Preston Park (11.00am start) and the weekend culminates on Sunday with the Marathon.
Entries for the 10km go live on Wednesday 15 January and 2000 places will be on offer priced at £30. Each runner will receive a medal, T-shirt and goody bag.