Join us for the MSMW 2020 Virtual Race!
This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend has been postponed. BUT we wanted to find a way to stage the event so that you can still receive the fabulous medals!
A new MSMW Virtual Race has now been launched.
Historically this event is held over the May Bank Holiday weekend with three races in three towns which, combined, adds up to the classic marathon distance of 26.2 miles. You can enter each race individually or, why not enter all three and take on the Marathon Challenge? Each finishers medal has the name of one of the three Mid Sussex towns and those completing the whole 26.2 miles get a 4th medal to complete the set!
So instead of having to run the marathon over a three-day weekend and working out how to travel between East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, we’ve made it a whole lot easier!
Choose Your Challenge:
The Ultimate Challenge
- The Marathon 26.2 Miles (3 runs of 2 x 10 mile & 1 x 10k)
- The Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles (3 runs of 2 x 5 mile & 1 x 5k)
- Complete the challenge and win all four medals!
- Or why not challenge yourself and complete both?
- East Grinstead 5 mile or 10 Mile
- Haywards Heath 5 mile or 10 Mile
- Burgess Hill 5K or 10K
- One medal for each of the individual race distances with the name of the town
- 1 KM Family Fun Run
- Junior 1 Mile Run
- Or try an individual race over a longer distance
- Maybe even the ultimate Challenge of a marathon!
How to complete a Virtual Event:
Participating in a virtual event means you can complete the distance at any time within the event time frame in a location of your choice. Once you have booked your place, we will send you an email with a step by step guide, it couldn’t be easier!
Rather than completing your chosen distance over a three-day weekend, you will now have 40 days to complete whichever Challenge you choose to take up. Race Dates – 23rd May to 1st July. The last date to book your place is the 28th June.
Once entered into your chosen event, complete the challenge in your choice of location and then send us recorded evidence of the distance and time completed. Please note, for marathon and half marathon entries, to appear on the leader board, you will be sending us proofs of your THREE individual runs.
If you enter a single event your result will be recorded alongside others who are also taking part in that race and we will send you your own individual medal. If you have been missing the racing environment, then this is an opportunity to test yourself and engage with fellow competitors.
Or you can take a more novel approach and complete the distance of your choice in your own unique style! Walk, run, on a bike or in a wheelchair! You’ll still receive a medal for completing. You may even decide to raise money for our chosen charity the NSPCC, or another cause that is close to your heart. We don’t mind how you do it, in fact the more creative the better! Walk a Marathon in 40 days, complete 422 x 100 metre Sprints, hop for a Mile, or Cycle a Marathon in two hours, we’d love to see how you do it, do post your selfies and remember to use the tag #MSMW2020!
ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU COMPLETE YOUR CHALLENGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.