The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend usually kicks off in the beautiful medieval market town of East Grinstead, situated within reach of Gatwick Airport, London, Ashdown Forest and the South Coast. It is an ideal base from which to explore the South East and run the EG 10 Mile event through the historic surroundings of East Grinstead.
This year, you may not be able to run in East Grinstead but can still complete the event virtually and will be awarded the East Grinstead Medal for completing either 10 miles or 5 miles. 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 East Grinstead area, here’s a few suggestions for local places to run and walk;
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.
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
ABOUT THE NSPCC
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!
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.
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.
“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.”
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