The marathon organizers are reportedly “extremely confident” that the 2023 event will go ahead despite financial difficulties.
This comes after angry runners at this year’s race said they still have not received prize money from Grounded Events, the company that runs the Brighton Marathon.
Alix Ramsier, winner of April’s event, described the situation as “a mess” and said his success was “tainted”.
Suppliers are also reportedly still awaiting payment.
Grounded Events said the pandemic, along with rising costs and fewer attendees, has created financial difficulties.
Company co-director Tom Naylor told the BBC: “Everyone is struggling and everyone is finding things difficult and we’re constantly working with people who owe us money so we can pay people we owe money .”
You have yet to confirm when the money owed will be paid.
Participation numbers are recovering since the pandemic, with 1,000 more runners at this year’s race than September 2021.
However, Mr Naylor said that a “significant” drop in ownership was causing problems for the company.
“We have come back and are running events that are more expensive due to increased fuel and staff costs,” Naylor told the BBC.
“Running during lockdown has been at an all-time high but we’ve seen a significant drop in participation, which none of us would have.”
Mr Ramsier, who runs a lawn care company, previously told the Argus he will not be back in the Brighton Marathon while it is managed by Grounded Events.
“It’s really scandalous,” he told the BBC.
“You have a lot to do to regain the trust of the running community.”
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