The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at East Brighton Park, Brighton. The course is run entirely on grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The East Brighton parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.

We hope these tips help to ensure that East Brighton parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

The course is 3 clockwise laps entirely on grass, taking in the sides of the park and the perimeter of two football pitches. The start and finish are close to The Pavilion Café.

Facilities

Toilets are available in The Pavilion Café.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts close to The Pavilion Café.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Roedean Road bus stops are served by bus numbers 7, 21A and 23 in both directions. Many other services stop close by. More details on: www.buses.co.uk

Train: The nearest railway station is Brighton, (2.6 miles). From the station take the number 7 bus towards Brighton Marina and alight at Roedean Road bus stop (the one after Lidl). The bus journey time is approx. 17 minutes. Turn to your right as you get off the bus and walk straight ahead towards the traffic lights. Turn left onto Wilson Avenue and you will see East Brighton Park opposite. Go through the entrance to the park and keep walking until you see a turning and The Pavilion Café on the right.

Getting there on foot

East Brighton Park is easily accessible from any direction within Brighton.

From the north, access by walking down Wilson Avenue towards the seafront.

From the south, walk away from the sea up Marina Way and you will come out opposite the park.

From the east, walk along Roedean Road and past East Brighton Golf Club and turn right onto Wilson Aveune - you can either cut across the park towards the Pavilion Café or walk up Wilson Avenue to the entrance on the right hand side.

From the west, walk along Roedeand Road, turn left onto Wilson Avenue and you will see East Brighton Park opposite. Go through the entrance to the park and keep walking until you see a turning and the Pavilion.

Getting there by road

From A27 East/West at Falmer interchange take Falmer Road (B2123) to Woodingdean. Turn right at Downs Hotel lights into Warren Road. After 1.2 miles filter left at lights into Wilson Avenue (across the racecourse). After 1.2 miles East Brighton Park is on the left at the bottom of the hill.

From A259 (West) turn left into Arundel Road (B2137), cross over lights and turn right at mini-roundabout. Turn left at the lights and East Brighton Park is immediately on the right.

From A259 (East) turn right into Roedean Road (B2066) then right at the lights and East Brighton Park is immediately on the right.

The Pavilion Café postcode: BN2 5PB. A small pay and display car park is available just past The Pavilion Café. If parking elsewhere in the park, please be aware that access roads are used by coaches to Whitehawk FC and a Caravan and Motorhome Club so take care not to block access by large vehicles.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Eden Cafe, on Whitehawk Road - please come and join us!