This Year’s Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend Goes Virtual!

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?

Individual Races

  • 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

For Families

  • 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!

Stay Safe

ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU COMPLETE YOUR CHALLENGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.

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.

New Sponsors Announced for MSMW 2020

The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend couldn’t take place without the generous support of our sponsors and partners and so we are very happy to announce Hurst College as joint official sponsors of MSMW2020, partnering with the event for the first time! They will partner another sponsor to be announced soon!

We would like to thank Hurst for their commitment to the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020.

Win a pair of AfterSHOKZ bone conduction headphones!

Who are AfterSHOKZ?

AfterSHOKZ are the trail blazers of bone conduction technology. Focusing on fundamental user experience and bone conduction technology in each generation of their products they have developed AfterShokz bone conduction technology.

Why are they different from other headphones?

Runners powered by their favorite sound track but still able to hear the traffic around, biker hearing both GPS navigation and cars approaching from behind, office worker enjoying music still maintaining communication with colleagues, mom listening to her podcast but won’t miss a single sound bit of her baby in the cradle, vision impaired going around the town hearing both GPS and surroundings… is that a beautiful world? Better yet, there is nothing in their ears.

and, you can win a pair of your own!

Simply tag a friend who you think should enter The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend and add the tags #MidSussexMarathonWeekend and #AfterShokz to enter! The winner will be picked at random during the Haywards Heath 10 Mile Race on 5th May 2019. Best of luck! #competitionprize #winner

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

Whats New For 2018? #3

WOW, we are so excited to announce a new event will take place on each race day, the Mid Sussex Fun Run. This event will not be timed, so there is no pressure and participants can just run for fun! Ideal for all ages and abilities, this one mile run is a great way to join together with family, friends and colleagues to get active, raise money for charity or just simply enjoy being part of an inspiring, motivating and rewarding event. #Fairfax #Funrun #MidSussex

Whats New For 2018 #1

This years Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend is going to be even bigger and better!

There are a number of new features and we are delighted to announce a new sponsor for this years event.

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Fairfax Properties are experts in Land Acquisition, Planning and Development. Fairfax truly care about the communities in the areas they work and are recognised for how they always ‘give something back’. Their continued aim is to enhance the areas in which they develop and create meaningful legacies that benefit current and future generations alike.

I’m sure you’ll agree with us, this is great news for the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend!

Need to burn off a few Easter eggs?

If you’ve eaten an Easter egg or two and are looking for a way to get rid of those excess calories, why not take part in the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Mile?  Whats more, its ideal for all abilities, so you can bring the family with you!

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As part of their commitment to get everybody more active, more often, the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team are continuing their sponsorship of the Mid Sussex Mile. The events will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend and are part of the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2017.

The Mid Sussex Wellbeing Mile is an ideal event for people of all ages and abilities to take part in. It doesn’t matter if you can’t run as walking is perfectly acceptable. Even if you have never entered a race before, the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team can help to get you started.   The Mile race allows families to take part together and more importantly to have fun. There is also the opportunity to raise money for a favourite charity. There are medals for all finishers and Miles the dog will be in attendance. This is a community event that is becoming a great addition to the Mid Sussex calendar, so whatever your motivation, the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team have lots of tips and advice to help you.

The Mid Sussex Wellbeing team provides advice, guidance and support to make lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating well, getting more active, reducing alcohol intake and stopping smoking.

So if you want to be involved, but need help getting active, call the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team today on 01444 477191 email or visit their website: and they will help to get you started.

The fun runs will start at 9.30am on all three days of the May Bank Holiday weekend, before the main races at 10.30am. We are delighted the 2017 races will be hosted again at the 2016 venues:

  • Saturday 29th April – East Grinstead Rugby Club, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4JU.
  • Sunday 30th April – Victoria Park, Haywards Heath, RH16 4LY.
  • Monday 1st May – Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9EA.

See you there!