The Brighton Music 5K, a music-themed fun run based in Brighton, on England’s South Coast, is back for 2019 with a new name and two new race distances. As well as the popular 5k distance from 2018, the organising team of the newly named Brighton Run|2|Music event are now offering a 10k and a half-marathon distance.
With the return of the 5k and introduction of a 10K and 21K (half marathon) distance the event is trying to appeal to a growing number of social runners, as well as experienced athletes who just want to have fun whilst also pushing themselves a little faster.
A late morning start for the race is also positioned as being perfect for families and friends who want to do something a bit different on a Saturday morning, and join the party atmosphere. As one of only two half marathons in Brighton each year, runners who like to challenge themselves and go that bit longer, or who don’t want the music to end, might consider the half marathon distance.
The event’s organiser, John Lunt, who coordinated the London Olympic Triathlon in 2012 said, “It’s going to be fantastic, we had such a great time last year and we could see how many people enjoyed the run, we just knew we had to make it bigger and better than ever.”
Last year’s music performers included a host of local musical talent including Jack the Lad, DJ Shiv, Zodiac Allstars, Silver Sounds and an Elvis stilt walker! In 2019, large music speakers will once again line Madeira Drive in Brighton pumping out the latest musical hits – and some oldies – and live acts and bands will perform at points along the course. ‘No acts have been confirmed yet but the event is confident many will return.’
The price of event entry includes chip timing, access to all the live acts at the event, a technical t-shirt and ‘an impressive goody bag and medal’. Early Bird entries are on sale now, with a 20% discount.