Run 5.30 Brighton – Important Participant Information

Brighton, it’s nearly time… have you set your alarms yet?

Here you can find some important information for every participant  – we also emailed it to you, so you can’t miss it!

Collect your Run 5.30 t-shirt at the Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton either on Wednesday 17th July from 10:00 to 17:00 or on Thursday 18th July from 10:00 to 18:30.

Please come with:
– Registration confirmation with QR code
– Or receipt of payment
– Or just with your first name and surname and proof of ID

Please Remember
– You don’t need to print anything, you can show us the registration confirmation or payment receipt via smartphone ?

– You can send anyone to collect the t-shirt (a friend, a relative, your mother-in-law…)

– If you can’t come in these two days you can always do it prior to the event the following morning from 4:30 am on Friday 19th July

– You will be able to register on Wednesday and Thursday at the Jubilee Library, Brighton and on the day of the event (cash payment only) ?

Participants have two parking options – one of the off-street car parks or an on-street bay.

There are two car parks roughly the same distance from New Road: Trafalgar Street and The Lanes. Both are about an 8–10 minute walk away.

At that time of day, car park customers pay a flat-rate ‘night’ tariff (midnight-11am). Parking at night in The Lanes costs £5.00 (£5.50 at Trafalgar Street). While both car parks are open 24/7, Trafalgar Street will have the greatest capacity – it’s typically empty until the weekday rush hour.

The alternative is to park for free in a nearby pay-and-display bay. Restrictions do not kick in until 9 am. As long as you leave by 9 am, you can park without paying for a ticket.

– Run 5.30 Brighton will happen in any weather conditions but of course, we are keeping an eye on high winds which may affect the route

– We will be ready to welcome you from 4:30 am

– Please be mindful of obstacles along the route such as street furniture or the occasional person still on their night out! ?

– We strongly advise not to use headphones and to be aware of your surroundings

– At 5.30 am you can forget about your PB and enjoy the early morning atmosphere ?

– Public toilets near to Pavilion Gardens open at 5 am ?

The event starts from New Road and turns up North Street and then into Ship Street. It then travels through the Lanes into East Street where participants will cross the A259 onto the seafront through the pedestrian crossing. Please be aware that the seafront road isn’t closed to traffic – traffic takes priority, runners/walkers must wait at crossing in both directions. The route travels West on the upper pavement and it turns just before the Lawns cafe returning along Hove promenade and then the lower seafront prom. Participants will head up the ramp to travel inland using the pedestrian crossing at East Street. The route continues through East Street pausing for traffic at North Street and then into Pavilion Gardens to finish back in New Road ?

– Taste and enjoy the fresh cherries and organic pouring yogurt from Sussex ?

– Follow the orange feather flag to find the Breakfast station, next to it, you’ll find the blue feather flag for your drink

– All fruits and drinks left over will be donated to local food banks.

For those who wish to seat down with friends post-event, we have secured a couple of offers from nearby MyHotel and Small Batch Coffee at 17 Jubilee Street (1 min walk from New Road).

For anyone interested in having a hot drink, Small Batch Coffee will open around 6am and will offer all Run 5.30 Brighton participants an espresso for only £1.

For anyone who is really hungry, MyHotel will offer a reduced price breakfast at Merkaba (the ground floor bar) for £10 per person including a continental offering of pastries, fresh fruits, yogurt, eggs, cheese, ham and a variety of teas and coffee. This will need to be pre-booked, which can be arranged directly with Helen Vits from MyHotel by Wednesday 17th July via email which you can find on the Participant Information newsletter sent today at midday.

– In the office, you are free to let all your colleagues know about your great achievement and show them your shiny medal ?

– Be proud of yourself ?


For any other question, you can contact us via email on


Team Run 5.30 Brighton

Jo, Filippo, Sabrina, Francesca & Sergio