The Mid Sussex Marathon Announces Partnership With NSPCC

The Mid Sussex Marathon Announces Partnership With NSPCC

Now in its ninth year, The Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend is delighted to partner with the NSPCC for this years event.

Taking place 23rd – 25th May 2020 Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend will see participants tackle a marathon distance over three days. The event will begin in East Grinstead on the 23rd of May with a 10 mile run, Haywards Heath on the 24th  with another 10 mile run and finish in Burgess Hill on the 25th with a 10k. Alternatively participants can take part in any one of these as a stand-alone event.

Additionally, this year’s participants can also complete a Half Marathon over the weekend by running two 5 milers and a 5k in the same locations, or again take part in any of the three individual events.

There is also a ‘fun run’ and a ‘mile’ event at each location for families and juniors.

The NSPCC are encouraging participants to run in aid of the children’s charity to help raise money to go towards the vital services it provides to children.

Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Sussex, said: “We are so happy to be the chosen charity for the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 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.”

Race Director, Simon Adby said: “We are delighted to have NSPCC as the first official charity partner of the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend. We hope that any participants not already affiliated to a charity will consider raising some money for NSPCC, an organisation who carry out outstanding work to protect children and prevent their abuse.

Both NSPCC and Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend rely heavily on volunteers so we are hoping that our partnership will highlight just how grateful both organisations are for the support we receive and
the opportunities there are for new individuals to get involved.”

Those wishing to be involved in the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2020 as either a participant, volunteer or sponsor partner should refer to the event website: www.midsussexmarathonweekend.co.uk