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Plymouth Pretty Muddy 5k 2024

A man and a woman wearing pink t-shirts crawling through a big puddle of mud

Plymouth Pretty Muddy 5k

Sunday 21 Jul 2024

£22.49 Adults | £12.00 Children
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 21 Jul 2024

Time: from 11:00

Venue: Central Park

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About Pretty Muddy

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Climb, crawl and slide your way around the Pretty Muddy® obstacle course at your own pace.
5k is just over 3 miles and can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time – it's all designed for fun!
Get muddy as an individual or with a group of friends or family, act like a big kid and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
Central Park, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ View map

Course information

The course has an overall accsent of 84.19m 

The start is on concreate close to the entrance of the Central park opposite the Plymouth Life Centre, use what three words ///cool.tooth.tubes 

The course is on a mixture of concreate and fine gravel pathway with majority of the course on grass which can be thick underfoot. 

The finish is on the grass event site within Central park, adjasent to the hedgeline of the footbal field, use what three words ///fast.depend.lace 

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up.  A Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

Please arrive 15 to 20 mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel.  This is the most accurate measurement method and may no

Join forces or go solo

Pretty Muddy participants having fun at events
You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, 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 above 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.

Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.

Event details

Once you sign up for your Pretty Muddy® event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start line is concreate close to the entrance of the Central park opposite the Plymouth Life Centre.

The finish line is the grass event site within Central park, adjasent to the hedgeline of the footbal field, use what three words ///fast.depend.lace 

If using what3words, enter ///cool.tooth.tubes in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Please listen out for your start time to join in front of the stage for a warm up and instructions 

Pedestrians: There are many ways to access Central Park, the event site is just past Home Park Stadium and adjacent to Plymouth Life Centre we would advise best access to cottage field within Central Park would be at what three words location ///seat.sands.blunt 

General Event Parking:  The Milehouse park and ride car park, adjacent to Central Park, is a large and free car park. As it is used by those travelling into the city centre and by users of the nearby Life Centre, the car park is usually very

busy and fills up extremely quickly, Milehouse is approx 150m from the start line. There are several pay and display car parks in and around the city centre. The

closest of these to Central Park is on Stuart Road (PL1 5LH), but there are also several others in the city centre at Western Approach (PL1 1AJ), Theatre Royal (PL1 2TR) and Drake’s Circus (PL1 1EA). 

Blue Badge Parking: Disabled & Accessible parking is also available at Milehouse Park & Ride car park, displaying a Blue Badge & Clock would be nessecary, blue badge parking is around 150m from event site, its possible to drive onto slipway adjasent to Home Park Stadium for drop off outside Plymouth Life Centre, please use caution and 10mph speed limit in this area. 

Volunteer Parking: The Milehouse park and ride car park, adjacent to Central Park, is a large and free car park. As it is used by those travelling into the city centre and by users of the nearby Life Centre, the car park is usually very

busy and fills up extremely quickly. There are several pay and display car parks in and around the city centre. The

closest of these to Central Park is on Stuart Road (PL1 5LH), but there are also several others in the city centre at Western Approach (PL1 1AJ), Theatre Royal (PL1 2TR) and Drake’s Circus (PL1 1EA). 

Drop Offs: Please use the car park or through road within Milehouse park and ride for efficent safe drop off's for the event. 

Public Transport:- 

Bus: The nearest bus stops to Central Park in Plymouth are: 

Milehouse Lc 5, Milehouse is 226 meters away, 4 min walk.

Milehouse Park & Ride, Milehouse is 235 meters away, 4 min walk.

Outland Road Chuurch, Milehouse is 290 meters away, 4 min walk.

Milehouse P&R North, Milehouse is 375 meters away, 5 min walk.

Milehouse Lc 2, Milehouse is 395 meters away, 6 min walk.

Milehouse Central Park, Milehouse is 397 meters away, 6 min walk.

Train: Plymouth Railway Station lies one mile away from

Central Park and there is a paved walking route

(taking approx. 20 mins) Simply exit the station and walk down Saltash Road to the roundabout at the

bottom of the hill and follow the pavement around to the right to briefly join Russell Place, before turning left up onto Holdsworth Street. Walk straight up the road and continue straight on to join the path leading into the park, and follow this until you reach Central Park. 

Please note that although picturesque, a portion of the walk is up a steep hill and so we would not suggest this route for those with access or mobility issues.

Instead, we recommend the number 60 service (Plymouth Citybus), which stops on at the Railway Station bus stop which is directly accessible via a footbridge from the station. 

Electric Charging points: The nearest public electric car charging points to the event site are via Pod Point Charging point at Plymouth Life Centre Plymouth. Electric vehicle chargers are available in two areas of this car park. Vehicles must be plugged in, charging and have an active parking stay when using these bays.

Cycling & Bike Racks: Plymouth City Council have installed more cycle parking across the city, You can find cycle parking available within Central Park by using what three words ///tummy.grace.vibe

Plymouth's Beryl Bikes e-bikes are available in Plymouth in partnership with Plymouth City Council to help you tackle those famous hills and see the city from a new angle, hire bikes by the minute or the hour, making it easy to explore the city on two wheels. 

Parking bays for 510 e-bikes are located across the area just download the Beryl app now and get ready to ride. 

No dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

The event site is accessible and flat. The event site itself is on grass with tarmac surrounding. The main event site has tarmac running adjacent to the finish line in case the grass is affected by wet weather. 

The 5k Course has an overall ascent of 89m throughout the full 5k course.

Due to the nature of the event it is not suitable for wheelchair users.  However If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Pretty Muddy event, or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk (standard)

If you aren't sure whether Pretty Muddy is right for you, take a look at the obstacles and make up your own mind, please visit our website https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/pretty-muddy/obstacles

Bring a water bottle
We’re trying to reduce single-use plastic at Pretty Muddy. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide an ecofriendly water-refill station at the finish that uses as little single-use plastic as possible.

Bring a change of clothes
If you’re getting Pretty Muddy®, remember to bring spare clothes and a towel. Check the facilities tab above to see what there is at your event. Unfortunately, there are no lockers, changing facilities or showers at the Race for Life events, so please bear this in mind and ask friends to look after your valuable belongings, clean clothes and towels.

Have the right kit
It’s a good idea to check the weather before your event and dress accordingly. Think breathable sports gear (leggings and shorts are ideal) and well-fitting trainers. For Pretty Muddy, wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Stay sun safe by finding shade when you’re not on the course and covering up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses. On parts you can’t cover, use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and a 4 or 5 star rating. Find out more about being sun smart.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

Pretty Muddy® 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.

Climb, crawl and slide your way around the course at your own pace. We want you to tackle every obstacle the best you can, but if you need to skip to the next one our marshals will be on hand to assist. Find out more about Pretty Muddy® obstacles.

To be part of the action, you must be 13 years of age or older at the time of your event. We've got something special for our young participants too - check out our Pretty Muddy® Kids events for kids aged 12 and under!

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please seek your doctor's advice before registering.

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