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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.

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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

Who are Hurst?

Interested in finding out more about our sponsors Hurst College?

Hurst College is a thriving independent school located within a 140-acre campus in West Sussex and offers a through-school education from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form.

With a vibrant, dynamic community, the college provides exceptional facilities for learning, placing huge importance on providing an excellent all-round education, with a strong academic core for every child. Academic excellence is the foundation of a Hurst education, but Hurst also offers extensive sporting, cultural, intellectual and social programmes, to help pupils develop key skills, qualities and values for life.

Academically selective, but not aggressively so, the school has an excellent track record, with improved year-on-year examination results, and the vast majority of pupils go on to Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

The college achieved its strongest ever set of results at GCSE and A-level last Summer and was at the top of the rankings for GCSE and A-level value-added scores amongst UK independent schools – a key metric for parents who want their child “to do their best”. Hurst’s philosophy is to celebrate individual performance in all aspects of life, judging each student’s success against their own potential. The college was awarded excellent grades in all categories at its most recent ISI full inspection.

Hurst offers both day and boarding options (from Year 9) to enable families to choose which option suits them and their children best. The college’s balanced 21st century boarding approach means there is a choice of flexi (three nights) and weekly (five nights), both of which provide a healthy work-home balance, as pupils make the most of the educational and co-curricular opportunities during the week, leaving weekends free for quality family time.

In short, Hurst College aims to develop confident, successful, independent individuals with a good sense of themselves and the world around them, who will succeed in their lives whatever route they choose to take.

Find out more here!

Why We’re Supporting The NSPCC #2

“When parents find it tough, we provide advice through our Helpline for adults concerned about a child, and work with those at risk in our family centres around the UK.” 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

New Sponsors Announced for MSMW 2020

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 Hurst College as joint official sponsors of MSMW2020, partnering with the event for the first time! They will partner another sponsor to be announced soon!

We would like to thank Hurst for their commitment to the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020.

Why we’re supporting the NSPCC #1

“When a child needs a helping hand, we’re there, through our services like Childline, offering children a confidential listening ear, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year- with 280,000 counselling sessions given last year.” 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

Your miles can make a difference

We are delighted to announce our Charity partner for 2020 will be The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Sussex, said

‘We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the Mid Sussex Marathon in 2020. We would love those taking part to raise funds to support the NSPCC’s work, including our Speak out Stay safe programme which visits primary schools across Sussex, helping children aged 5-11 to recognise abuse, understand it’s never their fault, and know how to speak out if they need help. It costs just £3 to speak to one child, so any funds runners are able to raise by taking part in this unique event really will make a difference.’

ABOUT THE NSPCC

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse.  Through our national and local services and campaigns, we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. 

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