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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May Bank Holiday Dates

Just to reassure you, we are aware of the change to the early May Bank Holiday dates to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The team are currently working on a plan to accommodate this change and will make an announcement as soon as possible. Please follow our website & social media posts for further updates.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2020-may-bank-holiday-will-be-moved-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day

Running for Mental Health

It’s well documented that running is good for mental health. Relieving stress, improving sleep and boosting your mood are just some of the many benefits. So, for Mental Health Awareness Week here are 5 ways you can get involved in running;

1. Join a local running club, they offer great support and help you to meet other like minded people. Details of running clubs in Sussex can be found here.

2. If a local running group is not for you, then try an online running community such as The Lonely Goat Running Club. MSMW 2019 runner Rob, who was running for mental health,says the online community “offers great support”. We think that’s a fab idea!

3. If you’re totally new to running, try a ParkRun. Taking place all over the country they are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in. Events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and they encourage people of every ability to take part.

4. Check out your local Wellbeing Service, who offer support and guidance on a range of services, including how to start running.

5. If you feel you are not ready to start running, you can still be part of the community by volunteering to help at local events. Many running events can only take place because of the support of the amazing people who give up their time to volunteer. For inspiration, read out volunteer stories here.

Photo Credits: Just Simon Photography

A special offer for Mid Sussex Marathon Runners

The Perrymount Clinic are offering all Mid Sussex Marathon Runners a £10 discount off Deep Tissue Massage with Leanne.

Ideal if you’re still suffering some post marathon niggles or need injury treatment to help you get back to running again? Or maybe you are after a personal best?

A 45 minute massage for only £32 instead of £42. Call 01444 410944 to book or visit www.theperrymount.com. Offer valid until July 1st. Only one massage per person. Just mention you ran the Mid Sussex Marathon to receive your discount.