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Middlesbrough Pretty Muddy Kids 2024

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Middlesbrough Pretty Muddy Kids

Saturday 6 Jul 2024

£12.00 Children, supervising adults free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Saturday 6 Jul 2024

Time: 10:00

Venue: Stewart Park

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

About Pretty Muddy Kids

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Pretty Muddy® Kids is a fun-packed muddy obstacle course for children aged 6-12 (over 1.2m tall).
The young fundraisers climb, crawl and slide their way around the course at their own pace, accompanied by an adult.
The course is approximately 5k which is just over three miles, and there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Get ready to get muddy on an unforgettable day out.

Location

Venue
Stewart Park, Stewart Park, The Grove, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR View map

Course information

The Middlesbrough route is a loop of the beautiful Stewart Park. The 5km route has been designed to take in all the attractions the park has to offer. You will pass all the lakes within the park, the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, the animal enclosures, and the memorial gardens.

The start and finish will be on grass, the majority of the course route is on tarmac paths and all of the obstacles will be on grass as close to the paths as possible.

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 not always match up with fitbits, st

Join forces or go solo

Pretty Muddy Kids 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 and finish lines are located on the main field in Stewart Park next to the lower lake, towards Ladgate Lane.

If using what3words, enter ///complains.frosted.output 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: The park has multiple entrances. Follow the signs and paths to the main event site adjacent to the Stewart Park car park

General Event Parking: There is limited space for cars on the Stewart Park site but the field opposite the main entrance to the park will be opened as an event car park. This will be sign posted and have stewards managing it.

Blue Badge Parking: Stewart Park car park off Ladgate Lane

Volunteer Parking: Stewart Park car park off Ladgate Lane

Drop Offs: Stewart Park car park off Ladgate Lane

Public Transport:-

Bus: The number 63 bus goes past the entrance to the park and runs every 10 minutes from both Middlesbrough and Redcar directions

Train: The nearest train station is Marton train station a 5min walk away

Electric Charging points: No

Cycling & Bike Racks: No - but bike storage can be facilitated for people arriving on bikes 

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

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

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 raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/pretty-muddy/obstacles

A British Sign Language Interpreter will be available on stage whilst our event host is speaking.

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Gazebo so that our crew and volun

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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