Events

Take part in a fundraising event and have fun while helping your hospitals!

There are all sorts of events to enjoy. Take a look at the list below to find something that tickles your fancy.

Additionally, if you would like to host your own event for BSUH Charity, get in touch for tips, tricks and support. You can contact us on charity@bsuh.nhs.uk or 01273 665102.

Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend
5 – 7th  May, 2018
Distance: 10 mile + 10 mile + 10 km = 26.2 (3 race distances combined)
Location: Mid Sussex (East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill)
Official webpage: https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/mid-sussex-marathonweekend/
Registration link: https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/how-to-enter/

About this event
Using undulating roads, trails and pathways in and around Mid Sussex, the races are run over mainly traffic-free routes. The event suits runners of all standards including those new to 10 mile races.

 East Grinstead 10 mile
5th May, 2018
Distance: 10 miles
Location: East Grinstead
Official webpage: https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/mid-sussex-marathonweekend/
Registration link: http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=231 

About this event
The race starts at the East Grinstead Rugby Club and, after a short road section, joins the footpaths and trails down to, and around, Weir Wood Reservoir. Virtually all of the route is off-road and traffic free. Participants then return to the Rugby Club for the finish.

 Haywards Heath 10 mile
6th May, 2018
Distance: 10 miles
Location: Haywards Heath
Official webpage: https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/mid-sussex-marathonweekend/
Registration link: http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=232 

About this event
Runners will start on South Road High Street before entering Victoria Park to complete two course loops covering roads, paths, trails and footpaths in and around Haywards Heath. Much of the route is off-road and mainly traffic free.

 Burgess Hill 10km
7th May, 2018
Distance: 10 miles
Location: Burgess Hill
Official webpage: https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/mid-sussex-marathonweekend/
Registration link: http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=233

About this event
The race  starts and finishes at Oakmeeds Community College but is primarily off road following an undulating trail and pathway course in and around the town, using a traffic free route.  Would suit runners of all standards including those new to 10k races.

Color Obstacle Rush
12th May, 2018
Distance: 5km
Location: Brighton Racecourse (and many others)
Official webpage: http://www.colorobstaclerush.co.uk/about-the-event.html
Registration link: http://www.colorobstaclerush.co.uk/locations–register.html

 About this event
The Color Obsctacle Rush is a unique event combining the fun of colour powdered runs, the thrill of an obstacle course and the atmosphere of a music festival. Although this is a ‘running’ event you don’t have to run if you don’t feel like it. In fact, usually there are as many people walking (or dancing!) through the course as running!

Hove Prom 10k
21st October, 2018
Distance: 10 km
Location: Hove Promenade
Official webpage: http://arena80.co.uk/hove-prom-10k-race/
http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=204

About this event
The course is two flat and fast laps along the promenade. The course has been officially measured and race permit obtained. There are kilometre markers and marshals along the route. Please obey marshal’s instructions at all times. Being a promenade there will be the usual issues with dogs, children, elderly, bikes (in sections) etc so be mindful as they have as much right as the runners.

If you’d like to take part in a different event to support BSUH Charity and the life-saving services at the hospitals, head to http://runforcharity.com/running-events/calendar and find the event that suits you!

Other running events

You can view a comprehensive calendar of running events to find the event that suits you.

Isle of Wight Challenge

5-6 May 2018
Distance: 100 km, 50 km, 25 km
Location: Isle of Wight
Official webpage

About
Great challenges need great settings, and none are better than this stunning coastal path. 2,000 adventurers will take on the Island, past the famous Needles, to Cowes at half way, then around back to base camp after a spectacular 106km with full support and great hospitality all the way.

BSUH Charity is an unlisted charity. Choose ‘unlisted charity’, pay a Registration Fee (non refundable) & commit to a Minimum Fundraising Target.

London2Brighton Challenge

26-27 May 2018
Distance: 100 km, 50 km, 25 km
Location: Richmond, West London to Brighton Racecourse
Official webpage

About
Over the May Bank Holiday 2,000 or so will take this classic capital to coast challenge. Most will walk it at a pace that suits them, quite a few will jog parts, and some will run the whole course.

The Challenge begins in Richmond, West London. There are 100km of paths and trails, the North Downs, South Downs and some wonderful Sussex countryside before the coast line comes into view and the welcome finish line awaits…down the home straight of Brighton Racecourse.

Whether you’re a walker and new to endurance events, or a marathon runner looking to up the distance – you’ll get the best support and hospitality through day and night all the way to the finish line. With some training and determination anyone can conquer London to Brighton. Join us!

BSUH Charity is an unlisted charity. Choose ‘unlisted charity’, pay a Registration Fee (non refundable) & commit to a Minimum Fundraising Target.

Southcoast Challenge

25-26 August 2018
Distance: 100 km, 50 km, 25 km
Location: Eastbourne to Arundel
Official webpage

About
Take on some of England’s finest scenery – up Beachy Head, through 7 Sisters, and along the South Downs Way to a Brighton midpoint. Devils Dyke and stunning views lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100km journey.

BSUH Charity is an unlisted charity. Choose ‘unlisted charity’, pay a Registration Fee (non refundable) & commit to a Minimum Fundraising Target.

Winter Nuts Challenge

4 March 2018
Distance: 7 km, 14 km, 21 km, 28, km
Location: Dorking
Official webpage

About
Based at Dorking all year round with over 60 obstacles including, several cargo net climbs, fences, gates, walls, pole slide, rope swing, barbed wire crawl, log balance, tyre wall, jump through tyres, rope wall, swamps, water slide and lots of tunnels.

With 60 obstacles per lap this is one of the UK’s best obstacle races. Choose 7km for your first then slowly progress up to 4 laps. This event contains a lot of mud and water! Our lake section has two very unique pontoon crossings. Our venue is used for lots of TV ads and prime time shows.

Mud Monsters Run

3 June 2018
Distance: 5 km, 10 km, or 20 km
Location: East Grinstead
Official webpage

About
You will be taken on a journey across muddy fields, up steep hills, through woods, washing off in river crossings, navigating through craters, fighting your way through deep muddy bogs, with up to 120+ obstacles and many more muddy surprises along the way.

The Gauntlet Games

2018 dates coming soom
Distance: 5 km, 10 km, unlimited waves
Location: Hyde Estate, Handcross, Haywards Heath
Official webpage

About
The Gauntlet Games is a fun 5km and 10km obstacle race set at a 1000 acre private Estate right next to the A23, between Brighton and Crawley. The Gauntlet Games is ideal for beginners and for those looking for something a little different from the traditional obstacle race and mud run.

To complete the Challenge you must go through a series of zones guarded by Gladiators. Obstacles include balancing beams across muddy bogs, inflatable obstacles, dodging paint guns and a giant slippery slide.

Haywards Heath Bike Ride
15th April, 2018
Distance: 12 miles – 73 miles (4 courses)

The 8th Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride will be just as challenging a ride for you ‘serious’ riders, exhilarating for our ‘weekenders’ and a truly fun family day for all of us!
4 routes available ranging from 12 miles to 73 miles (entry fees from £10 – £20) – with well-spaced ‘comfort breaks’ for riders, feeding stations for longer riders AND entertainment on The Broadway from 10:40 am to welcome everyone home.
Online booking available http://www.haywardsheathlive.org.uk/hh-bike-ride/