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.

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

East Grinstead 10 Mile Race 2020

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020 kicks off with a 10-mile race in East Grinstead. Here’s a look back to 2019:

Photo credit: Just Simon Photography

……. and this is what’s in store for 2020:

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2020

Start time: The race will take place at 10.30am following the Mid Sussex Fun Run at 9.30am and the Mid Sussex Mile at 10.00am.

Location: The race headquarters, start and finish are at the East Grinstead Rugby Club, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JU.

Route: 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.

We hope you can join us!

Be part of a fabulous Community Event

Hosted by the respective Town Councils in East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend brings together local volunteers, businesses, community groups and organisations, as well as families and individuals.

In addition to the Marathon series, a fun run and one mile race will take place on each day of the event. Offering something for families, children and adults the event presents a perfect fund raising opportunity for causes close to your heart.

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the event or have a local business and want to get involved, please get in touch

Reasons to Volunteer #2

“There are a number of reasons why I volunteer. Volunteering can help gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement. What you do also has a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general so you feel like you make a difference. Through volunteering I have met many different kinds of people and made a number of friends. It helps me to feel part of a community, something outside of friends and family.

All volunteering opportunities have allowed me to learn new skills and gain experience, sometimes there are even opportunities to gain new qualifications. I have found that through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents. But most importantly you have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.”

Simon Kingsley-Young

Become part of our Volunteer family today, you won’t regret it!