Where do I park?

Runners and spectators must use the event car park and NOT park in the village or any of the surrounding roads. Signs and marshals will guide you to the car park which is next to the start. It’s free of charge and opens from 7.30am.

Is there bag or key storage?

Yes, we will have a secure storage facility. You will be issued with a wristband and items can only be retrieved with this. This service is free of charge.

What should I wear?

Wear running gear that you don’t mind getting wrecked! Long sleeved tops and long-running bottoms are recommended in a fabric that will not weigh you down when wet. Trail/fell running shoes or old trainers strongly advised. You may want to wear gloves.

 

What time should I arrive?

You should look to arrive 1 hour before your allocated start time.  This allows you enough time to park, register, fix your race number, go to the loo and warm up – not necessarily in that order depending on how far you’ve travelled or nervous you are!!

What should I bring on the day?

• A change of warm clothes, including underwear and shoes;
• A towel for after the run;
• A bin bag would be useful to put the dirty clothes into;
• Bring money if you want to buy any food or drink , there’s no cash machine here;
• Bring your signed disclaimer.

What if I forget my disclaimer?

We will have blank spare copies at the Registration tent should you forget your disclaimer. Allow time to complete otherwise you may miss your start slot.

Where do I wear my number?

Put it on your front. Pins are provided.

Will there be a warm up and safety briefing?

Yes, you will automatically be filtered through to these just before the start line.

Why do we start in waves?

If we started everyone at the same time, there would be major bottlenecks at some of the obstacles. We wouldn’t want to give you time to get your breath back!

Can I change my wave time?

Yes. If you want to change your time or you have friends running at a different time just drop us an email at info@muddumayhem.co.uk

Can I wear earphones connected to my music?

No. Because you will be crossing roads and the nature of the obstacles you are not permitted to wear earphones or run with any electronic device. Please hand them into the bag/key storage tent.

Do I need to be able to swim?

No. None of the obstacles are that deep but if you slip you may go under water/mud.

What if I can’t complete an obstacle?

Push yourself; you can do more than you think. Hopefully, another runner will give you a helping hand. But if you don’t feel comfortable completing an obstacle just go round and move onto the next obstacle.

Will there be a water station?

As a result of your feedback from last year’s event there will be a water station half-way (2.5Km for the 5Km run) and you will be handed a bottle of water at the finish line.  For those doing the 10km run just grab water at the same stations which for you guys/gals will be at 2.5Km, 5Km (start/finish line) and then 7.5Km (same place as the 2.5Km station).

Will there be hazards on the course?

As well as the obstacles there will be natural hazards such as rabbit and mole holes, ploughed fields, uneven ground, water, trees roots, loose stones and cattle. A risk assessment will be available on the day in the registration tent.

Will the roads be closed?

You will be crossing one private road and the car park in/out road which will not be closed but you may experience some delay while runners cross over. However, marshals will be stationed at these points to control traffic and runners. Please follow all instructions given by the marshals.

Is there first aid?

Yes, Team Medic will be providing an emergency 4X4 vehicle on the course and a static first aid unit at the finish line. If you need help or see someone who does, please tell the nearest marshal.

Is there a time limit?

No this is not a race. A sweeper marshal will follow the final group of runners round to ensure no-one is left on the course.

Can I bring my dog?

Not if you’re running. Spectators can bring a dog but it must be kept on a short lead at all times. Please clean up after your dog.          

Are there showers?

Unfortunately there are no showers so you’ll have to wait until you get home for a hot shower!

Are there changing tents?

Sorry, but there are no changing facilities available.

Will there be food and drink?

Yes. Food and refreshment stalls will be open all day and located near the car park and start/finish line so you wont have far to go to refuel.

What do I get when I cross the finish line?

You will be handed a medal and a bottle of water.