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Join us for a Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids event

Join us for a Pretty Muddy Kids event 


No matter how cancer affects us, life is worth Racing for.

  • Pretty Muddy® Kids is a fun-packed muddy obstacle course for children over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-12. It’s held on the same day as our Pretty Muddy® events.
  • The young fundraisers climb, crawl and slide their way around the course at their own pace, accompanied by an adult. Find out more about the obstacles.
  • The course is approximately 5k which is just over 3 miles. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time – everyone's a winner.
  • Get muddy as an individual or with a group of friends or family, have fun and raise money for life-saving cancer research. An unforgettable day out. 

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

Join forces or go solo. You can take part in any Pretty Muddy® event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving cancer research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace. You could lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and class-mates involved! Whatever you do, however far you go, you’re helping to beat cancer.  


Warm up with other Race for Lifers. Shake off any pre-race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.  

Supporters and spectators welcome. Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section of your event page to see what’s happening on the day. 

Soak up the atmosphere. After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park. 


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 depending 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.