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Brighton to London Ultramarathon

April 27th 2024

A classic race between the two cities

Classic footraces between the Capital and Brighton have taken place since 1837.  There is a rich history of many events and challenges, mainly as a road race, right up to 2005 when it was determined that a road race was no longer a viable option due to traffic concerns.

Fast-forward to 2024 and Cockbain Events and Beyond Marathon have decided to revive the pairing of the cities, as a trail race.  In a twist to the original, we will operate it in the reverse direction. This affords those participants not based on the South Coast with the opportunity to end in London and take advantage of the transport network to return home.

We have optimised the start time of the race to enable more than 90% of the participants to finish before 9pm and be able to leverage rail links to get home to most of the country and not necessarily have to stay in London, unless you are making a weekend of it with the family.

The route has an overall cut-off time of 18.5 hours. Optional, graded medals for Finisher, sub-14 and sub-12 hours.

Registration and Start

Kemptown Brighton, BN2 1PR. 400m walk to Brighton Pier for an iconic start location


London, Thames-side.  Kingston-upon-Thames/Teddington


150 race places total. 


Distance - 100km  | Elevation -  1498m. 83% trail and 17% road

The Route

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The Schedule


Entries for April 27th 2024 

  • £85 entry (+Etchrock booking fee)

  • In-line with our environmental policy, an optional medal can be purchased when booking for £7.50. Medals are graded

    • Bronze - Finisher

    • Silver - Sub 14 hours

    • Gold - Sub 12 hours


Your booking also includes:

  • Bag transport from start to the finish

  • Hire of a GPS Tracker from Track Trail ® 

  • Electronic RFID chip RaceResult system operated by Beyond Marathon Ltd

  • Trophies for Female and Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Selection of food and drink at CP’s and the finish

  • Finisher's PDF certificate can be downloaded from the event results page

  • Experienced race directors of over 100 races

  • Paramedic support


Refund Policy and Rules

  • Up to 7-days before the event, you can transfer your place to person that you find yourself. Transfer using's transfer function. Once the recipient pays, you will be refunded. Merchandise and booking fees are not refunded by Etchrock but merchadise is transferred to the recipient. Remember to include in your private sale the merchandise costs, but note that sizes cannot be changed. Whatever you originally ordered will be given to the new recipient at the finish.

  • No refunds unless the event is cancelled

  • No deferrals

  • Hiking Poles not permitted (If you have a mobility/medical reason contact us)

  • Pacers no permitted. Guide runners are permitted

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