Cornwall Pretty Muddy 5k 2023
Cornwall Pretty Muddy 5k
£22.49 Adults | £12.00 Children
Minimum fundraising target: £50
Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.
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."
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.
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.
Enter postcode TR3 7DP into satnav to find Stithians Showground. If using what3words, enter ///jolt.deeply.venues in the free app, to find the specific entrance point and car park.
Free parking is available within the large field at the entrance of the showground from Tubbon Hill. Please follow the car park signage and steward guidance. The start and finish area is then a short walk through the signposted gate and along the gravel track.
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 dogleg 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 further details of bus services.
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.
The course itself has a total ascent of 69m throughout the 5k route.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.