Stevenage Pretty Muddy 5k 2024
Stevenage Pretty Muddy 5k
£22.49 Adults | £12.00 Children
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About Pretty Muddy
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.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
“Pretty Muddy® gives you a good buzz, it’s really uplifting."
The start is on is in the centre of Fairland’s Valley Park Showground, between Broadhall Way and Six Hills Way.
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The finish is in the same location.
Pedestrians: Please access the main event site via Six Hills Way.
General Event Parking: There is free car parking available in the event car park which you must access via Broadhall Way (please use this postcode SG2 9BN). Please follow the yellow directional signage on the day.
Blue Badge Parking: Blue Badge car parking is available via the event car park which you must access via Broadhall Way (use postcode SG2 9BN). Follow the yellow directional signage on the day. Please make the Stewards in the carpark aware and they will direct you to the correct parking area closer to the main event site.
Drop Offs: There is free car parking available in the event car park which you must access via Broadhall Way (use postcode SG2 9BN). Please follow the yellow directional signage on the day. Drop off is available in this carpark.
Bus: We recommend catching a bus from Stevenage Town Bus Station to the Roaring Meg and walking from there. This is a 14 minute walk to the park.
Train: Stevenage Train Station is a 30 minute walk away.
Electric Charging points: Nearest charging points are:
ChargePoint Charging Station, 2 Whittle Way, Stevenage SG1 2FS
BP Pulse Charging Station, Hotel Cromwell Stevenage, High St, Stevenage SG1 3AZ
Fuuse Charging Station, The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage SG2 8RH
Cycling & Bike Racks: Bike racks are available by the cafe on the lake side. A shared-use cycle track and footpath runs through much of the park. You can find more details of the cycle network in Stevenage by clicking here…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.
Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends.
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.