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Wakefield Pretty Muddy Kids 2024

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Wakefield Pretty Muddy Kids

Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

Date: Saturday 15 Jun 2024

Time: from 12:45

Venue: Thornes 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
Thornes Park, Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8TY View map

Course information

The start and finish are entirely on grass which can be uneven. There is a tarmac path running around the perimeter of the event site. 

The course is a combination of surfaced and woodland paths and undulating grassed areas. The course features various elevations including rolling hills, sloping downhills and also uphill gradients which all adds to the fun.


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.  

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 within Thornes Park on the playing field near the children's playground.

If using what3words, enter ///puzzle.loads.sheep 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 closest entrance to the event site for pedestrians on foot is Horbury Road entrance. 

General Event Parking:  There is no designated event parking available at the venue.

Please utilise town centre Pay and Display Car Parks which are and approximately a 10-15 minute walk to Thornes Park. The postcode for the event site is Horbury Road,WF2 8TY however we do not have any parking facilities for participants at this event so please consider this in advance. The car park by the Athletics Stadium is closed to participants due to the route running alongside it.  Thornes Road car park is open as usual for park users.

Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking only is available in the Athletics Stadium car park. The journey to the event site from here is a short walk on a tarmac path then onto grass.  

Volunteer Parking: The car park by the Athletics Stadium within the park can be used by blue badge holders

Drop Offs: Drop offs can be made at the Horbury Road entrance but please note there is no parking here

Public Transport:-

Bus: Wakefield Free City Bus links the city's Westgate and Kirkgate train and bus stations. Buses run every 10 minutes from 8.30am-5pm on Saturdays. 

Train: The nearest train station is Wakefield Westgate Rail Station which is a 10-15 minute walk away. 

Electric Charging points: The nearest Electric Charging Point is Genie Point charging station at 81 Dewsbury Rd, Wakefield WF2 9BL

Cycling & Bike Racks: None available at venue

No dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No 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 (standard)

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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