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Worcester Pretty Muddy 5k 2024

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Worcester Pretty Muddy 5k

Saturday 20 Jul 2024

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

Date: Saturday 20 Jul 2024

Time: from 13:00

Venue: Worcester Racecourse

30% off entry in 2024 with code 24SPRING

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.

Location

Venue
Worcester Racecourse, Grandstand Road, Worcester, WR1 3EJ View map

Course information

The start is on grass, in the middle of Pitchcroft racecourse. When planning your journey to the event, please allow an extra 5minutes to get to the start once you have arrived at the racecourse. 

The course is on a mixture of terrain. The start, first 1K and last 1K is on grass contained within the racecourse. The middle of the route is along the pavement surrounding the racecourse. 

The finish is on grass, in the middle of Pitchcroft racecourse.

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.

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 start line is in the middle of Pitchcroft Racecourse. When planning your journey to the event, please allow an extra 5minutes to get to the start once you have arrived at the racecourse. 

The finish line is in the middle of Pitchcroft Racecourse. 

If using what3words, enter ///bets.urban.shed in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

Pedestrians: The event can be accessed via foot in different areas. You can access the event site, either through pitchcroft car park, grandstand road or water works road. 

General Event Parking:  There will be no event car parking for this event due to its location. 

We recommend car sharing and using public transport to get yourself to and from the event. 

Pitchcroft car park has limited space and we recommend to use alternative areas to avoid disappointment. This is the main entrance/exit for emergency services and for blue badge holders only. 

Local Car Parks: 

Castle Market Car park - 0.2 Miles - Charges

Croft Road Car Park - 0.3 Miles - Charges 

Crown Gate Car Park - 0.4 Miles - Charges 

Blue Badge Parking:  Pitchcroft car park is the closest, however it does have limited space. 

Other Local Car Parks with Blue Badge spaces. 

Castle Market Car park - 0.2 Miles - Charges

Croft Road Car Park - 0.3 Miles - Charges 

Crown Gate Car Park - 0.4 Miles - Charges

Volunteer Parking: Hardstanding within the racecourse. 

Drop Offs: Please use pitchcroft car park as a drop off and pick up area. There will be stewards located around the car park, so please listen to their instructions.

Public Transport:-

Bus: There are multiple buses that go into Worcester City Centre. The closest stop to the event is Worcester City Bus Station which is 0.4 Miles away. 

Train: Worcester foregate train station is the closest to the event. This is 0.4 miles away. 

Electric Charging points: The closest charging station to the event, is Asda Car Park. this is 1mile away to the event. 

Cycling & Bike Racks: Pitchcroft car park has an area of bike racks to be used for locking bikes. There is only 500m away from the event site. 

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

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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