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MSMW 2020 Event Update

Thank you all for bearing with us at this difficult time for everybody and, as promised, we have a further update on your Mid Sussex Marathon and Half Marathon entry.

We have been doing our best to keep people informed using email and social media. If you have not seen any of our posts about the decision to postpone races, you can find background information on our website here and the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend website

At this stage we would also like to thank the running community who, despite having to deal with this terrible situation in their own lives, have been overwhelmingly supportive of us. We have received so many messages of support and so, from the bottom of our hearts a huge and sincere thank you. We do look forward to celebrating together the return of normal services.

Just to reiterate our earlier statements, we recognise your commitment in paying your entry fee for the race this weekend and do hope that you consider our proposal to deal with the postponement of the event is fair.

First of all, we are looking to stage the event later in the year and as soon as we are able to confirm those dates we’ll be back in touch.

With a significant number of other events also rescheduling to later in the year a rearranged date may not be convenient for you. Therefore, if you cannot attend the rescheduled date we will offer a free deferral to next year’s Mid Sussex Marathon and Half event.

What to do now

You do not have to make your choice now. We still need to confirm the rearranged event date and 2021 race dates and we’ll hopefully let you have those within the next month (we also need to recognise that venues and landowners are also going through a tough time and will no doubt have workload issues). Once you have those dates you can make a decision then.

Hopefully this provides you with an appropriate update at this time. Our team is currently having to send this and similar messages for over 50 events – and there could be more added to that list as time goes on. Our own staff are currently self-isolating and working from home and so whilst we will get around to answering each and every message, it may just take a little time for us to do so.

We promise to keep you all updated.

Thank you once again for your patience and stay safe. 

The Nice Work Team

Mid Sussex Marathon 2020 Postponed

Following todays UPDATE UKA & HCAFS STATEMENT, the Mid Sussex Marathon 2020 is now postponed and will no longer take place on 23rd to 25th May 2020.

We are in the process of dealing with all the logistical difficulties this brings, such as checking venue availability and will try to reach a decision on a new date as soon as possible. Our aim is to hold the event later in 2020.

If you have already entered , we will contact you directly with details of your options once these are confirmed. Please bear with us in the meantime and keep checking back for updates.

COVID-19 Update from MSMW 2020

We were hoping that the COVID-19 emergency would settle in time for MSMW2020, however with the escalating situation, the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend team are currently in discussion with all parties involved in delivering MSMW 2020 to agree the best course of action and we will confirm our plans as soon as possible. In the meantime, please check the Nice Work Website for their statement about all their events.

We are committed to finding the best solution for our participants, volunteers, partners, and the Mid Sussex community and will keep you updated as this situation develops.

For latest information on COVD-19, please visit the government website.

New Year….New Race

Join us for this brand-new addition to the popular Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend in 2020! 

After another successful year in 2019, when over 1600 runners took part in the three days, the weekend returns for a ninth time in 2020 with the addition of a Half Marathon option.

The Mid Sussex Half Marathon Weekend

Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 23rd – 25th May 2020

A three race series. All races start at 10.30 am

 Mid Sussex East Grinstead 5 Mile – Saturday May 23rd 2020

Mid Sussex Haywards Heath 5 Mile – Sunday May 24th 2020

Mid Sussex Burgess Hill 5K – Monday May 25th 2020  

Mid Sussex Half Marathon 13.1 Miles-23-24th May 2020

Run them individually – or take part in all three, run 13.1 miles and receive a specially designed Commemorative Mid Sussex Half Marathon Weekend Medal.  

All three races held under UKA Rules. UKA Licence to be applied for.  

Using undulating roads, trails and pathways in and around Mid Sussex, the races are run over mainly traffic free routes.

Would suit runners of all standards including those new to 5 mile races and those looking to take part in their first race. 

Prizes/trophies for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female runners. 

Venues: 

Saturday 23rd May 2020: East Grinstead Rugby Club, St Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JU

Sunday 24th May 2020: Victoria Park, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4LU

Monday 25th May 2020: Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9EA 

Entry Now Open!

Date Announced for MSMW 2020!

Following a recent announcement , the early May Bank Holiday date will be moved to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, therefore we have decided to move the date of the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020 to the late bank holiday weekend in May.

We can confirm the event will now take place on the following dates;

Saturday 23rd May 2020: East Grinstead 10 Mile

Sunday 24th May 2020: Haywards Heath 10 Mile

Monday 25th May 2020: Burgess Hill 10K

The Mid Sussex Family Fun Run and Junior Mile Races will also take place on each day of the event.

Don’t forget our early bird offer is still open until the end of August 2019, so why not enter now?

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Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries regarding the change of date.

Remember to follow our posts to keep up to date with all the latest news and information!

Hurst Team are taking part in MSMW2020!

Pupil and staff wellbeing is of paramount importance at Hurst College and informs our decision-making at every level. We believe that good mental health is the basis for a happy and successful life at school and beyond. Our dedicated Director of Staff and Pupil Wellbeing works closely with pastoral leaders and all other staff across the college.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Mid Sussex Marathon this year and will have a team of runners taking part. Follow us on Twitter to find out how they get on.

Fancy a pre MSMW2020 warm up event?

Lindfield Village Run 2020 Sunday 17th May 2020

The Lindfield Village Run 2020 offers you an opportunity to warm up with a 10K or 5K a week prior to running in The MSMW 2020.

Race Start Times: 10K starts at 10.30am. 5K starts at 10:45am.

The Lindfield Village Run is now a well-established event which sets out two cross county runs: a 10k Village Run and a 5k Family Fun Run. Both take place mostly on paths and tracks through the West Sussex countryside in the immediate vicinity of the village of Lindfield. It has often been described as an old-fashioned cross-country run with plenty of multi-terrain, some slippery surfaces and the odd cow in fields!

The Run starts and finishes at HICKMANS LANE RECREATION GROUND in Lindfield where this local fundraising event, takes on the feel of a professional run on Sunday 17th May 2020. The volunteer community organisers from the King Edward Hall committee arrange everything the runners need to have an enjoyable yet competitive morning run-out in the countryside.

This years’ event is no exception to the excellent standards set by the team. Runners can enjoy:

· Easy online booking for both 5K and 10K events – NOW OPEN!

· Professional timing chips giving each runner an accurate start and finish time

· Fully marshalled and sign-posted routes for both 10K and 5K routes

· Colour coded race numbers for the 5K/10K runners so supporters can easily identify them and cheer on encouragement

· Secure bag storage tented village for all competitors

· Refreshments available for all from Slake coffee shop

· Warm up facilities provided by Potential Personal Training

· Physio facilities on hand from Six Physio team

· Medals for every participant, no matter what their time

· Free water stations around the courses

Online registration is NOW OPEN and available to book your race place. Visit http://www.kingedwardhall.org.uk/village-run/ for more information and access to the race entry booking system.

On the day registration will open between 8.30am-10am. However, we strongly advise you book online in advance to guarantee your place. We’re expecting up to 1000 runners this year, so don’t miss out! NOTE: Runners arriving after 10am will not be able to collect their number. Arrive early, soak up the atmosphere and relax before the run starts. Allow plenty of time to find a place to park!

Burgess Hill 10K

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend concludes on Monday 25th May with a 10k race in Burgess Hill. Find out more

Photo credit: Just Simon Photography

Don’t forget, we also have a half marathon this year, so you can also run 5K, 10K or complete the marathon distance over the 3 day event, details of all the races can be found here. No excuses, there is a race for everyone, sign up today!

Haywards Heath 10 Mile

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend continues with a 10-mile race in Haywards Heath on Sunday 24th May, which is part of the Sussex Grand Prix for 2020!

It’s a great family day out, so grab your place today! Find out more

Photo Credit: Just Simon Photography

Another New Sponsor for MSMW2020!

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend couldn’t take place without the generous support of our sponsors and partners and so we are very happy to announce Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland will be joint official sponsors of MSMW2020, partnering with the event for the first time!

We would like to thank Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland and Hurst for their commitment to the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020.

Why we’re supporting the NSPCC #3

“We work locally in every community to protect children from abuse and neglect.  Through our ‘Speak out, Stay safe’ programme, we are visiting all primary schools across Sussex, delivering assemblies and workshops to help children understand the signs of abuse and where to go for help.  This year in Sussex, we hope to visit 168 schools and speak to 31,920 children.  For more information visit www.nspcc.org.uk/speak-out-stay-safe.” Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Sussex

If you want to make a difference and help the NSPCC raise vital funds, download a sponsor form and get fund raising today!

To donate now, visit the NSPCC Just Giving Page here