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Cornwall 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

Cornwall Pretty Muddy 5k
Saturday 9 Oct 2021

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

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 9 Oct 2021

Time: from 11:00

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

Venue: Stithians Showground, Stithians, Cornwall, TR3 7DP View map

Distance: Pretty Muddy 5k

Course information

The Cornwall route takes you on a journey around the Stithians grounds, taking in stunning views across the Cornish countryside. The course includes some gentle slopes as it crosses through a mix of terrains.

Meeting point

The start line is located within the grounds just beyond the main building. 

If using what3words, enter ///jugs.country.lottery in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

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.

Directions to the Showground follow but using satnav you will need postcode of TR3 7DP.  Car parking is available within Stithians Showground a short walk from the start/finish area.

How to find Stithians Showground

Take Falmouth road out of Truro.  Go past mini-roundabouts at Playing Place to large roundabout at beginning of Carnon Downs.  Leave main road and go through Carnon Downs village following signs to Perranwell.  There is a ‘dog’s leg in the middle but just follow the road around. 

Through Perranwell and on up the hill until you come to a five crossroads (Pelean Cross) a mile or so out of the village.  This is the main Redruth/Falmouth road.  Stithians is signposted straight over. 

Come up the hill, past the Showground on the left.  Almost at the top of this hill, you will see the entrance to the Showground.

Alternatively following A30 towards Redruth, cross Chiverton roundabout (other roads go to St. Agnes, Truro and Newquay).  Take next exit to Scorrier.  After a short distance, turn left in front of Crossroads Hotel.  At junction go straight across, through Carharrack and along to next junction at Comford below Lanner.  Turn left towards Falmouth.  Two miles or so and you will come to Pelean Cross turn right and up hill to Showground on left.

The 36 bus stops outside the Stithians Showground entrance, on a route between Helston and Truro. See Transport for Cornwall for details of bus services.

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

Whilst this course is not accessible for wheelchair users given the nature of the obstacles, the event site is accessible. There are a limited number of blue badge holder spaces  available in the event car park.  The main event site is on grass, but there is an area of hardstanding right next to it. and a variety of tarmac pathways to allow spectators to watch participants as they make their way around the course. 

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

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. We will update on this nearer the time.

We will be giving away bottled water at the finish line. But due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our plans to reduce single use plastics at our events we encourage participants to bring their own water or hydration fluids on the day.