Midnight 26 July 2020.
Do I wear my normal running gear?
Wear what is most comfortable for you when running when it gets wet and muddy. "remember the saying, less is best"
Wash them afterwards, or wear an old pair you don’t mind if they get ruined. Also tape them on.
Shoes have to be worn, no shoes no start!!
What happens if my child or I run in the wrong age group?
Your time will be recorded as No Time. You must run in the correct age group.
Recommendation is not to wear any watches or jewelry during the event as they may get damaged or lost. We are endeavoring to time everyone, in many of these events time isn’t taken.
No; this is run over private property and most of the course is set up the week before, plus the mud will be different.
We will be using electric fence standard to help mark the course, don’t think there is much electricity on this route. Although keep your eyes open!
Will I get lost?
This depends on your eyesight but you shouldn’t get lost. The course will be well marked and officials will point you in the right directions.
If you haven’t been for a run in a while, now would be a good time to do so. You need to have a good level of overall fitness as this will test your cardio vascular system as you’re climbing, crawling, jumping, running and walking throughout. If for any reason you can’t do an obstacle just skip it - you won’t be disqualified unless you’re the winner and miss them all. It’s all about FUN.
Just click on the tab and enter online, it is that simple, we work out how old you are from your date of birth and sex, make sure you answer that otherwise you may end up in the wrong category. We don't need to know how often!
Just click on the tab and enter online, although when registering a Team you will put in your team captains name and then register your team mates. All teams race over 5km's. Your combined time is taken and naturally the fastest combined time will win. You don't have to all finish together but all good teams tend to help each other.
You all run together, or should I say, start together. It is not a relay, as we want to have prizegiving before dark. Good teams stick together! Your combined time counts.
Yes; we’ll keep you fully informed of happenings on Facebook and by email up to the day. Race Brief will be 15 minutes before the race starts.
Your Race Pack needs to be picked up prior the event and we'll advise the time and location closer to the date. Pick up will be on the Thursday and Friday before the event.
Potentially picks will be as follows:
Thursday 24th of September - between 3:00pm and 6:30pm - Avon City Ford, cnr Main South Rd & Epson Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch.
Friday 25th of September - between 3:00pm and 6:30pm l- McDonalds Restaurant Rangiora, Lineside Road Rangiora.
Can someone else pick up my Race pack?
If you want to pick multiple packs, please email us at email@example.com before the 26th advising us of the names of the people you're picking up for.
We will be supplying a Race Number which HAS to be pinned on your front and we want this number to be written on you as well, please write this on your right arm below the elbow.
"PLUS on your cheek or forehead as well, so we can see it if you lose your number in the mud". At the finish line you’ll need to call it out if asked.
This will depend on entry numbers; if we get large numbers we will do this in waves as the course is narrow in some places. We will have teams and individuals in separate waves. As we said this will depend on numbers. The 10km individuals will go first, we thought this best to stir up the mud. Then 5 km individuals followed by the teams.
Yes; there are changing rooms and showers. "Hot water may be limited, don't stand in the shower too long." The showers are communal showers at the Rugby Clubs "Please no nakedness". Those finishing later, we'll have the Fire Brigade with a wash down for a shower, just hold your breath as it will be a good cool down for you!
The run starts in the Mandeville Sports Centre and goes out the back of the rugby and cricket grounds to the Rodeo and Pony Club Xcountry course.
Car parking is available in the designated space to the right as you enter the grounds, we'll update you closer to the event. A map of the location is provided on this website.
No, you don’t require a support crew during the run. You are to be self-sufficient. It is always good to have someone to cheer you on at the finish though. Actually if you've got a support crew they should enter as well and you can support each other throughout the MUD!!
There is plenty of viewing throughout. Please DO NOT get in the road of the competitors and do not enter any obstacle to get a photo.
Depends how tall you are. Seriously in the water bins are a 1 metre deep. For the Childrens race the water bins will be optional for safety reasons, the water is freezing cold and has ice in it "hahahaha" and may take some peoples breath away. If there is a high water table in the skippy bins the water may be 1.5 metres high.
We anticipate times to be between 25 minutes “Olympic athletes” to 1 hour 30 minutes for the 5km event.
Green rugby fields, a farm, rodeo arena, pony club
Once the digger gets in there we'll have more mud pits and slides, more fences to jump, more MUD Pits to crawl through, a couple of holes and surprises everywhere.
Anymore questions on the course?
The children start at 9:00am and the adults start at approx 11:30am race brief will be 15 minutes before the start and best dressed is judged then as well.
We anticipate that this will start around 15 minutes after the last competitor, this could be around 2:00pm although we're in the hands of you the competitors here. Could be 1.30pm but if you're slow may be closer to 2.00pm but aim for 1:30ish.
Yes; food venders and bouncy castles for the children, and a beer for all competitors 18-years and older when you finish. Bring cash as some may not have eftpos facilities.
The School Children will Race first at 9:00am, starting with the 13 year olds and working down to the 7-year olds, followed by the 4-6 year olds with parents. When they're finished, the 10km run will start at 11:30am, followed by the 5km then the teams.
Children's race is limited to 200 in each category and we anticipate these will all sell out.
Adults Race is limited to 1,000.
Entries close midnight Sunday 22nd September 2019. Just don't delay your entry and be disappointed. We believe we will sell out for this event.
No, sorry there are no refunds but you can transfer your entry to another competitor for a fee of $20.
Should the event have to be cancelled due to force majure, there will be no refund of entry fee.