Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend

Mid Sussex Marathon

Active House Solutions were commissioned in 2015 by Places Leisure to place Simon Adby in a strategic and operational management role for the Mid Sussex Marathon.

The running event was staged over three races in the Mid Sussex towns of East Grinstead (10 miles), Haywards Heath (10 miles) and Burgess Hill (10 kilometres). Participants were able to run in any race, thus giving them the unique opportunity to complete a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles in the three days.

Active House Solutions took direct responsibility for the Race Management contractor, Nice Work, along with procurement and management of other services, including event marketing, venues, catering, toilet facilities, physiotherapy, warm-up instructors, public address and event entertainment.

In addition, overseeing the extensive stakeholder relations that were involved in managing the event, including liaison with: District and Town council officers, venue hosts, sponsors, VIP’s, and dignitaries. Approximately 50 volunteers were recruited for the three-day event, to marshal each of the three courses.

The event, delivered on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council and the three respective Town Councils, saw over 1,000 runners cross the finish line over the three races. Additionally over 200 junior and adult beginner runners took part in Mid Sussex Mile races that were staged before each of the main races.

Active House Solutions have since been engaged to deliver the event annually to this date.