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Last call for Muddy Mayhem entrants


Sep 26, 2016

Organisers of the region’s ultimate obstacle course – Muddy Mayhem – are making a final call for anyone wanting to sign up to this adrenaline-filled event.

Muddy Mayhem returns to Hardwick Park on Sunday 2 October 2016, but the closing date for entries is Friday, 16 September.

Set to be even bigger and better than ever, the course will feature over 40 obstacles ranging from cargo nets, climbing walls, tunnels, open water and lots of other muddy surprises along the way! The event is set to be a true test of stamina, agility and strength – but also good fun!

Durham County Council’s portfolio holder for leisure, libraries and lifelong learning, Cllr Maria Plews, said: “The Muddy Mayhem event at Hardwick Park has grown year on year, both in popularity and in terms of the obstacles on the course. It is a fantastic event that attracts fitness fanatics, adrenaline junkies and groups of friends who want to challenge themselves while having a fun day out.”

Muddy Mayhem is open to anyone over 16, with two course options: 5k (£35) or 10k (£40).

Participants can sign up as individuals or as a group and group discounts are available.

Several time slots are already fully booked, but for more details and to book a place, visit: www.durham.gov.uk/muddymayhem or call 03000 262 899.

Volunteers are also required for the event to marshal, man some of the obstacle courses, assist with registration and more.

Cllr Plews added: “We are lucky to have such a great location to host the event, in Hardwick Park, and Muddy Mayhem is not only an event for those participating, but is also great fun for spectators and the numerous volunteers who get involved each year.

“Volunteering at the event is a fantastic opportunity for people to have fun with others, boost their CV and confidence and give something back to their local community and we are very grateful to all those who give their time freely to help make this event such a success.”

Volunteers can either offer a full day’s support (10am – 5pm) or just a couple of hours to shout and cheer the runners on or direct them to the next obstacle. Volunteers must be over 17 and can sign up as individuals or as a group. For further information and to sign up, contact Volunteer Durham by emailing: cultureandsportvolunteers@durham.gov.uk

By Emily