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Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend goes virtual

22 May 2020

East Grinstead Town Council has been a supporter of the three Towns, three race, Mid Sussex Marathon weekend since its inception in 2012.

The weekend, offers competitors a chance to complete the classic marathon distance over three consecutive races in the three Mid Sussex  towns of East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill.

Traditionally held over the first Bank Holiday weekend of May, the 9th Anniversary races were moved to the end of May after the UK Government designated Friday 8 May a National Holiday for 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The proliferation of events planned, left little room to host the Marathon then.

Of course none of these events turned out quite the way they were planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic and many were cancelled. The organisers of the Mid Sussex Marathon, however, have worked to create an exciting alternative by hosting a series of virtual races suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.

Entrants can now choose how they cover the distances selected and can again tackle one distance or all three to complete a full marathon.

For further information and to sign up for the challenge visit