Mid Sussex Marathon

3 races, 3 towns, 3 days

Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2024



The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend is a popular annual sporting event which takes place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, 4th-6th May 2024. This three-day Marathon extravaganza will once again bring communities of Mid Sussex together to run through the streets, trails and pathways in and around the towns of East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. Participants can challenge themselves to complete an individual town race or complete the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles over the three days. 
Families, younger runners and those new to running are encouraged to participate, with Fun Runs and Mile races taking place daily before the main races. For those unable to attend the in-person event the Virtual Race is an alternative option and can be undertaken between 20th April – 6th May 2024. Virtual participants can complete the challenge in their favourite location and at their own pace, whether walking, in a wheelchair, or pushing a buggy.  
Event Director, Simon Adby, from AHS Wellbeing said “We are excited to be once again organising The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend, there’s always such a great atmosphere. With the choice of race distances, it’s the perfect running event for new and seasoned runners, and the fun runs and mile races are an ideal opportunity for local families and younger runners to get involved.’’


Councillor Christopher Hobbs, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Customer Service said “I am delighted to see that the Mid Sussex Marathon weekend will be returning in 2024 for its 13th year. It is without a doubt a standout in our events calendar, drawing in not just the local community but also participants from far and wide.’’

Places Leisure, a manager of Mid Sussex Marathon said “It’s always an honour to manage the Mid Sussex Marathon weekend in partnership with AHS Wellbeing. It is an incredible event for the community, it always brings everyone together. Whether you are participating, volunteering, or supporting, there’s always an unbeatable atmosphere.”


“With multiple opportunities to take part, I invite everyone to lace up their running shoes, gather friends and family, and be part of a great weekend. With a little something for everyone, regardless of abilities, I encourage all to jump in and embrace this fantastic community event.”

Those who complete all three town races, the 26.2 marathon distance, will receive a Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend technical t-shirt and much coveted bespoke 3-part medal. Those who compete in a town race, Fun Run or Mile race will receive a medal and category prizes. It is advised to book town race races in advance as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day.

To find out more about The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2024, to enter a race, or to join this year’s team of volunteer Marshals visit the website https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/ . 
The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend takes place due to the generous support of partners including Places Leisure, East Grinstead Town Council, Haywads Heath Town Council, Burgess Hill Town Council, Mid Sussex District Council. As well as sponsors Roche Diagnostics and London Gatwick.

Event Schedule    

DAY 1: Saturday 4th May  
East Grinstead Rugby Club, Saint Hill Road.   
09.30am Mid Sussex Fun Run    
10.00am Mid Sussex Mile   
10.30am 10 Mile Race    


DAY 2: Sunday 5th May  
Victoria Park, South Road, Haywards Heath.   
09.30am Mid Sussex Fun Run    
10.00am Mid Sussex Mile    
10.30am 10 Mile Race    


The Burgess Hill Academy, (Playing Field), Station Road.   
09.30am Mid Sussex Fun Run    
10.00am Mid Sussex Mile    

10.30am 10K Race      

Notes to Editor   

Mid Sussex Marathon is managed by AHS Wellbeing and Places Leisure, supported by Nice Work (a professional road running event company) on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council and the three Town Councils (East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill).