Triumph as thousands flock to Brighton to attend Marathon Weekend 2022

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Sunday saw thousands flock to the seafront to enjoy the second day of events in Brighton

The weekend of events came to an end on Sunday, with hundreds of participants including adult runners, children, and cyclists as well as record-size crowds and fantastic sunshine all in attendance.

More than 1400 youngsters kicked off the weekend in the Mini Mile Races on Saturday, followed by the 50km closed-road BM Ride before the marathon and 10k course on Sunday 10th April.

Over 600 cyclists enjoyed a 6.45 am start and pristine conditions to participate in the 50km cycling event which took place on the very rarely closed roads of Brighton & Hove. Starting in Preston Park, the route followed the sights of the city before culminating on the seafront and concluding by Hove Lawns.

Thousands attend Brighton marathon weekend
BM Ride first rider home: Timir Kemp

The event was open to entries of all kinds, with keen cyclists, families, and new thrill-seekers all signing up to join the ride with 35 year old rider, Timir Kemp crossing the finish line first at a time of just outside of 1h 24m. A full list of results from all races can be found here.

With thousands taking part in all four events for over 300 charities, over £1.8m has already been fundraised via the JustGiving platform with a lot more expected to pour in. This year is forecast to be the best year for fundraising at Brighton Marathon Weekend.

The event also meant that the local economy benefitted from the weekend too, after suffering major losses during the past few years due to COVID-19. Lucy Greenhalgh, Marketing Manager UK and Ireland of ASICS, Brighton Marathon Weekend’s Official Footwear Partner, said “What a fantastic event at the Brighton Marathon Weekend. ASICS has always believed in the positive impact of movement on the body and on the mind. Well done to everyone who took part over the weekend!”

The Brighton Marathon Weekend is set to return for another fantastic year on April 2nd, 2023.

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