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Oxford Pretty Muddy 5k 2021

There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Pretty Muddy

Oxford Pretty Muddy 5k
Saturday 2 Oct 2021

£19.99 Young Adults | £10.00 Children | £19.99 Adults

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Key Information

Date: Saturday 2 Oct 2021

Time: from 11:45

Young Adults: £19.99
Children: £10.00
Adults: £19.99
Under 13 entry: due to the nature of this event, you must be 13 or over to take part

Venue: South Park, Oxford City, Headington Road, Oxford, OX4 1NT View map

Distance: Pretty Muddy 5k

Course information

The course meanders around the beautiful grounds of South Park's 50 acres with magnificent views overlooking Oxford. The route is mostly on grass and given the venue, involves a few inclines! However, the muddy obstacles around the route will give you something else to focus on.

Remember to bring a towel and change of clothes for the way home!

Meeting point

The start and finish area is in South Park at the bottom of the park's hill.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ll be operating a staggered start time in 2021 to ensure your safety on event day. Additional start times may become available as/when needed.

There is no parking at South Park and we recommend using public transport to get to the event. There are various local buses, including Park and Ride, servicing the area around South Park and Oxford Bus Company are kindly operating their Park and Ride 400 service at an increased frequency on the day of the event.

You can use the Park and Ride 400 service from Thornhill and Seacourt to get to the South Park venue using the bus stops on Headington Road (Brookes University) or St Clements Street - both approx. 500m walk from start and finish area. Other buses stop directly outside South Park. We recommend planning your journey in advance using Google Maps or a similar alternative. Please also refer to the Oxford Bus Company website where you can take a look at maps of the routes.

No dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

This course is not accessible for wheelchair users given the nature of the obstacles and unfortunately the event site is not particularly accessible for spectators using wheelchairs either. Unfortunately, no vehicles are permitted to park at South Park. The best way to access the park would be to park at Thornhill or Seacourt Park and Ride and catch the 400 bus. The nearest bus stops are approximately 500m from the start and finish area. South Park has historical ridges and furrows which means the grass is very undulating.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, 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

Supporter / spectator access

Inviting your friends and family to support you on the day is a great idea, they can share in the joy with you as you cross the finish line and ring the bell.  They can also help you with those important things, like holding your belongings whilst you walk, jog or run around the course!

Please note, whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19.  Please refer to the section ‘ how we are keeping you safe’ https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/your-safety for further updates.