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Guildford Pretty Muddy 5k 2024

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A man and a woman wearing pink t-shirts crawling through a big puddle of mud

Guildford Pretty Muddy 5k

Saturday 20 Jul 2024

£22.49 Adults | £12.00 Children
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Saturday 20 Jul 2024

Time: from 11:45

Venue: Stoke Park

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

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

About Pretty Muddy

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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.


Stoke Park, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1ER View map

Course information

The start is on the open green in front of the Cricket Pitch within Stoke Park and directly behind the Rugby Club.

The course is entirely on grass and is a scenic 5k around the beautiful Stoke Park. 

The finish is diagonally across from the start, approx 20 metres closer to London road but still without the park grounds.

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, Strava and Apple watches. Remember to follow the route carefully and don't cut corners as that will alter the distance you cover!

Join forces or go solo

Pretty Muddy 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 meeting point is in Stoke Park fields adjacent to Guildfordians Rugby Football Club.

If using what3words, enter ///rock.farmer.gentle in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: You can enter the event site in multiple locations. All will be open and accessible but the closest entrance is directly opposite the Spectrum Leisure Centre or via The Rugby Football Club on London Road.

PLEASE NOTE: Roadworks are due to be taking place in and around the M25/M3 area in 2024 with diversions in place which could add significantly to journey times. Please check travel information before setting off. For up to date closure information, see here: Roadworks - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)

More information about the project and the latest updates can be found here: Junction improvement programme - M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)

General Event Parking: Please note that there is no parking permitted on the roads around Stoke Park or at Guildford Spectrum for the event. There is limited parking at the Northside field directly opposite Stoke Park which is a 2 minute walk to the event site, and at Allianz offices, which is a 15 minute walk to the event site. As parking is limited, please use public transport if you can.

Blue Badge Parking: There is limited parking available in the Rugby Football Club which is at the top of Stoke Park and just off London Road. This will be stewarded and they will direct you as needed.

Bus: There are a number of buses that drop at Avenmore Avenue Bus Stop which is directly adjacent to the event site.

Train: London Road train station is the closest station to the event site. It is approx a 15 minute walk.

Electric Charging points: The closest electric charging point is directly opposite the event site GU1 1UP

Cycling & Bike Racks: Unfortunately there are no specific bike racks within Stoke Park.

Drop offs: There is no specific drop off location for the event. 

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

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


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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