Want to know more about this years bespoke medal design?

We are delighted to hear so many of you love the MSMW 2020 medals. We’d like to say a massive thank you to White Rabbit Events for the fabulous design.

Read on to find out more about White Rabbit Events, the artist, Kat, and how she went about designing these incredible medals!

About white rabbit events by Medal designer Kat

One of the services offered by White Rabbit Events is bespoke, in-house medal and logo design. I (Kat) am an artist who creates from the heart, to capture imagination and inspire those who I reach – from organisers to recipients.

From start to finish my design process focuses on bringing the core of the event or brand to life. I spend time researching and discussing the background and history of an event with the client, really getting to understand their journey, passion and goals. Above all, I want the finished design to make my clients and their awesome recipients to feel inspired, proud and a part of something special.

How kat created the design for msmw 2020 medals

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020 medal vision was to create a design which was unique, commemorative and captured the spirit of the event. MSMW is one of a kind, with 3 different races, over 3 days in 3 Mid Sussex towns (under normal circumstances!). This event really brings these communities together, working with local leisure centres and businesses, responsibly showcasing the scenic environment each town has to offer, supporting charities along with providing races for all of the family and a supportive volunteer team!

To capture the importance of the environment and community, I chose historical landmarks / places of interest from each town and together with MSMW organisers and the respective Councils, we agreed that these places reflected the community spirit in each town. They each play an important role and are places that each area is proud of. This fits the ethos of MSMW perfectly.

I then set about creating the design so that the elements would look detailed and striking, both individually and when they are overlaid as the Marathon or Half Marathon Finishers set. Myself and the MSMW team are very proud of the results and we’re really enjoying seeing the worthy recipients showing them off!

Kat is now busy planning something else very exciting for MSMW 2020 runners, so watch this space for further details!

If you haven’t signed up and want to grab one or all of these bespoke medals, you still can! You have until the 28th June to sign up and until the 1st July to complete your distance!

Hayward’s Heath 10 Miles & 5 Miles

Day 2 of The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend usually takes place in the thriving town of Hayward’s Heath, in the heart of Mid Sussex. Here we start in the lovely Victoria Park and runners continue through beautiful rural lanes and secluded woodland paths.

 The Town can trace it’s origins back to 1544 but the completion of the London and Brighton Railway Line in 1841 marked the rapid expansion of Hayward’s Heath.

This year, you may not be able to run The Hayward’s Heath 10 Mile but can still complete the event virtually and will bag the Hayward’s Heath Medal for completing either a 10 Mile or 5 Mile. Alternatively, you might like to try the 1 Mile or the 1K Family Fun Run!

Complete the distance in any location near to you, or even at home if you can’t go out. You can run, walk, skip or cycle your chosen distance!

The choice is yours!

Sign up now, you have until 28th June 2020 to enter and until 1st July 2020 to complete your distance!

If you live in the Hayward’s Heath area, here’s a few suggestions for local places to run and walk;

Before setting off, do check they are open and remember to follow the latest government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Take a look back at our photo’s from last years events!

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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.

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

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?

Enter Now!

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!

2 lucky runners win a pair of Aftershokz bone conduction headphones

We are delighted to announce Gary Amor from Burgess Hill Runners was selected at random to win a pair of aftershokz bone conduction headphones at todays Haywards Heath 10 Mile Race.

Natalie Hayes is also the lucky winner of the online competition.

Congratulations to you both, we look forward to presenting your prizes. Please make yourself known at the registration desk at tomorrows Burgess Hill 10K.

How to enter MSMW2019- Everything you need to know

When and where does the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2019 take place?

  • 10 Mile Race on Saturday 4th May 2019 in East Grinstead
  • 10 Mile Race on Sunday 5th May 2019 in Haywards Heath
  • 10K Race on Monday 6th May 2019 in Burgess Hill

The three races combined will cover a total of 26.2 miles – the classic marathon distance.

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

What time does the Mid Sussex Marathon 2019 start?

The main race will take place at 10.30am  on each day of the event. The Mid Sussex Fun Run starts at 9.30am and the Mid Sussex Mile at 10.00am at all 3 venues.

When does entry open for Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2019

Entry is open now and you can enter right up to the day of each event.

Where is the start and finish line?

East Grinstead 10 Mile 4th May 2019: start and finish at the East Grinstead Rugby Club, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JU.

Haywards Heath 10 Mile 5th May 2019: start and finish at Victoria Park, South Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4HT.

Burgess Hill 10K 6th May 2019: start and finish is at The Burgess Hill Academy (formerly Oakmeeds Community College), Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9EA.

What is the course like?

East Grinstead: The race starts at the East Grinstead Rugby Club and, after a short road section, joins the footpaths and trails down to, and around, Weir Wood Reservoir. Virtually all of the route is off-road and traffic free. Participants then return to the Rugby Club for the finish line.

Haywards Heath: Runners will start on South Road High Street before entering Victoria Park to complete two course loops covering roads, paths, trails and footpaths in and around Haywards Heath. Much of the route is off-road and mainly traffic free.

Burgess Hill: The race starts on The Burgess Hill Academy playing field and exits via Woodlands Meed School onto Chanctonbury Road. Runners then run up Chanctonbury Road to Nightingale Meadows where they do two laps of the fields before returning to the Academy by the same route.

Route maps are available at www.midsussexmarathonweekend.co.uk.

How can I enter?

You can enter online at www.midsussexmarathon.co.uk or submit a postal entry by downloading an entry form available on the website. Once you have completed your entry form, please complete and return to:

Nice Work, Teviot, Malthouse Lane, Peasmarsh,East Sussex, TN31 6TA
Entry fees can be paid by cheque or Postal Order payable to Places Leisure LTD.

You can also enter on the day at the Registration desk before the start of the event. We can accept cash, cheque and card payment.

Do you have to enter all 3 races?

No, you can choose to enter 1,2 or all 3 races as runners can enter each race individually. So, will be it be a 1 mile, 10KM, 10 Miles or Marathon distance?

What do you get for completing the race?

All finishers will receive a medal for each race completed .  Those completing all three races will receive a special commemorative Marathon Weekend medal plus a finishers T-Shirt.

When will I receive my race pack?

We start distributing race packs by post 2-3 weeks prior to the event. If you enter within this period, we will notify you of how we intend to get your race pack to you. This will either be by post or if it’s close to the event we may ask you to collect it from the Registration Desk on the day.

Is the Race Chip Timed?

Yes, the Mid Sussex Mile and all 3 main races are chipped timed.

Are there any events for families, young people and those just wanting to run a short distance?

In addition to the main races, there will be a Mid Sussex Fun Run open to all, including younger runners and those seeking a more leisurely distance, plus a timed Mid Sussex Mile race for junior runners on each day of the event.

What will the weather be like?

It’s difficult to forecast this far in advance, so it’s best to check the weather forecast on the morning of each event. In previous years, we have had both rain and sunshine, so we advise being well prepared for both. We will post updates on social media to keep you informed throughout the event.

What footwear do I need?

Dependent on recent weather, we would recommend trail shoes. If it’s likely to be muddy, normal running shoes will be suitable, provided the weather has recently been dry. If you are looking for a new pair of trainers, check out On Running and Herbert Sports who will attend the East Grinstead event with try on shoes!

Can i wear earphones?

For your own safety, its important to ensure you can still hear & listen to other runners, traffic, guidance from marshals and of course the crowd cheering you on. For this reason, Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend approves the use of bone-conducting earphones rather than “in ear” earphones.

We recommend AfterShokz Trekz Titanium or AfterShokz Trekz Air bone conducting earphones, these can be purchased from Wisdom Sports, Haywards Heath,as well as other leading sports shops.

Is Drinking water provided on the route?

Water stations are situated on each route. We also recommend bringing plenty of water with you, preferably in reusable water bottles.

Are other refreshments available?

Yes, we lay on refreshments at the finish line for all runners. East Grinstead Rugby Club will open for refreshments at The East Grinstead 10 Mile. Cloud 9 and The Pig & Jacket catering outlets will available at The Haywards Heath 10 Mile and The Burgess Hill 10K.

Can I still get involved if I do not want to run?

Yes, you are very welcome to come along and cheer the runners on.  You can also volunteer to help at the event.  We are always looking for helpers to direct runners on the course, hand out water and provide support. Please get in touch if you can help out.

When are the results available?

Nice Work will publish results on their website, shortly after each event. This will be shared on our social media pages.

When do you PRESENT prizes?

All runners will receive a medal when they cross the finishing line. The prize presentation ceremony will take place shortly after each event. The Marathon Winners presentation will take place on Monday 6th May, shortly after the Burgess Hill 10 Mile race.

Is there an official photographer?

Yes, professional photographers New Pixels will attend all 3 days of the event. You will be able to purchase photographs via their website shortly after each race.

What if i need Assistance?

If you have any queries or problems on the day, please go to the Registration Desk or speak to one of the marshals who will assist you.

Will Medical Support be AVAILABLE?

Yes, medical staff will be available at each event. If you feel you need medical assistance please speak to the nearest marshal.

Will the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend Event take place in 2020?

It certainly will! Look out for further details posted on our social media pages shortly after this years event.