Join us for a Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids event
JOIN US FOR A PRETTY MUDDY KIDS EVENT
Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Together we will beat cancer.
- Pretty Muddy® Kids is a muddy obstacle course for children aged 5-12 (over 1.2m tall), held on the same day as our Pretty Muddy® events.
- The young fundraisers will climb, crawl and slide their way around the course at their own pace, accompanied by an adult who will run alongside them. Find out more about the obstacles.
- The course is approximately 5k which is just over 3 miles, and there's no pressure to finish in a certain time.
- Get muddy as an individual or with a group of friends or family, have fun and raise money for life-saving cancer research.
FIND A PRETTY MUDDY KIDS EVENT NEAR YOU
Join children of all abilities at your local Pretty Muddy® Kids event. Search our range of events taking place up and down the country this summer.
WE'RE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Get fundraising support
When you sign up to an event, you'll get fundraising support every step of the way. Get top tips, ideas and resources to help you hit your target and raise as much money as possible for life-saving research.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PRETTY MUDDY KIDS DAY
Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can run, walk or jog, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and classmates involved! However you choose to get muddy, you will be helping to beat cancer.
Make a day of it
Join us just before your event with an interactive warm up session before you begin your Pretty Muddy® 5k. After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.
"I got muddy and I liked the bouncy castle slide at the end!"
“I liked doing the run as I like to get dirty and mum didn’t mind this time! My dad's medicine isn’t working so he needs a new one to make him feel better. We need lots of money to kill cancer. I hate stupid cancer. I'm going to run faster this time and leave the girls behind!” - Ryan, aged 11
“I got muddy running with mummy. I was proud doing it for my daddy. There was lots of people and I liked the bouncy castle slide at the end.” - Amy, aged 7
Ryan, Amy and their mum Sarah took part in Pretty Muddy® Kids Preston 2022, in honour of their Dad who has cancer
Pretty Muddy Kids events start times are staggered in 'waves', each wave starts every 15 minutes to ensure you're safe on the course. If you're signed up as a group, please make sure you sign up for the same wave time.
Adults accompanying children will run alongside the course, but will not be allowed to take part on the obstacles.
Parents or guardians will guide their little adventurer through the 5km course, cheering them on and offering support when needed. If they come across a challenge they can't tackle on their own, they will be there to help them move on to the next one.
Find out more about Pretty Muddy® obstacles.
The parent or guardian will have a blank running number, on which they can add the running numbers of up to three children they are looking after on the day.
Children up to the age of 12, who are at least 1.2m tall will be able to take part. Children aged 13 and above can join our Pretty Muddy® events.
5 kilometres is just over 3 miles and on average takes around an hour to complete dependant on ability.
Our courses are measured using measuring wheels by our team of experienced Event Managers. Measuring wheels are the most accurate way of measuring course distances as they are not impacted by surrounding buildings or terrain, this is why the distance may be different from Garmin, Strava, Apple Watch & Fitbit technology.
FIND THE RIGHT EVENT FOR YOU
Don't fancy a Pretty Muddy® Kids event? Check out our range of different Race for Life events all across the country and find one that suits you.