The second ever Sussex Marathon is just around the corner, with up to a thousand runners set to compete on this beautiful and challenging route.
This year’s Sussex Marathon includes a half marathon route, giving runners the option of 26.2 or 13.1 mile circuit and entry is still open for both distances.
The course map sees all runners do the same 13 mile road route from Heathfield, making its way through picturesque Sussex villages, around country lanes and up many hills, so hill training is very important.
Those running the whole marathon will continue onto a different 13 mile course for the remainder of the marathon, this time heading out to Vines Cross past Rushlake Green. Although demanding, this route is ultimately rewarding and competitors will definitely achieve something they can be very proud of.
There are many ways to enter and there may be places available on the day, although they aren’t guaranteed and you’ll have to pay and additional entry fee, so best to get in there before just in case.
You can enter online using the Sussex Marathon website or the Active Global and Runners World sites. You can alternatively use the postal entry form, which you can download and print from the Sussex Marathon website.
Of course you can also support your local charity and raise money for them and there will be a number of charity spaces available and the list will be published soon.
To compete in the marathon you must be 18 or over, and for the half marathon at least 17.
The costs are £32 for the full marathon and £17 for the half, although there is an additional £2 for non-affiliated runners, which means those not running as part of a club.
All runners will receive a goody bag, runners t-shirt and, of course, a medal.
For the event to run smoothly it relies on a number of volunteers so if you want to do your bit, but you don’t fancy doing any running, how about becoming a volunteer?
You can do it on your own or as part of a group or charity. Visit the Sussex Marathon volunteer page or call 01424 810096 to find out how you can help.
To find out more about the event, visit the Sussex Marathon website.
Originally published on Friday Ad.