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Basingstoke Pretty Muddy Kids 2024

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Basingstoke Pretty Muddy Kids

Sunday 26 May 2024

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

Date: Sunday 26 May 2024

Time: from 12:00

Venue: War Memorial Park

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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
War Memorial Park, Hackwood Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH View map

Course information

Basingstoke Pretty Muddy is a lap of the fields and tracks around the War Memorial Park. Travelling along grass and country paths; this course is mostly flat but with mixed terrain and a small incline near the end.

The start and finish is on The start line is in the field behind Crossborough car park near the play park. 

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 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 line is The finish line is in the field behind Crossborough car park near the play park. 

If using what3words, enter ///thing.herds.storms 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: If you are walking to the event there are multiple entrance points into the park from Crossborough Hill, Hackwood Road and London Road.

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

 There are a number of car parks locally these are: -

- Southern Road car park - 5min walk

- Castons Car park - 6min walk

- Castons Yard - 5min walk

- Joices Yard - 8min walk

Please be aware that parking in Crossborough car park is for blue badge holders only.

Blue Badge Parking: Available in Crossborough Hill Carpark 

Volunteer Parking: There are a number of car parks locally these are: -

- Southern Road car park - 5min walk

- Castons Car park - 6min walk

- Castons Yard - 5min walk

- Joices Yard - 8min walk

Drop Offs: Participants can be dropped off at the vairous entrances to the park via Crossborough Hill, Hackwood Road and London Road. 

Public Transport:-

Bus: You can catch Bus 17 and walk 5 minutes up Crossborough Gardens to the start line.

Bus 10, 12 & 13 also stop at Applegarth Close, this takes approx 3minutes to the start line. 

Train: From Basingstoke train station it is a 30min walk to the start line.

Electric Charging points: Not available at venue

Cycling & Bike Racks: Not 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

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends

 

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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