Maldon Mud Race 2015


Competitors and press from all over the world are warming up to join in the fun on Sunday 26th April at the 2015 Maldon Mud Race, Promenade Park. The event will attract visitors and press from all over Europe, including Italy and Germany and Japan.

The event features 300 fund-raising entrants, many of whom will be raising money for local Essex charities including Headway, Rotary International, Maldon Citizens’ Advice Bureau and the Tim Reeve Charitable Partnership, which raises money for young people suffering with leukemia and lymphoma related diseases.

Chairman of The Maldon Mud Race, Brian Farrington, said “The day involves nearly 12 months of pre-planning and there are always a few surprises. As the event grows, we are expanding our offering to include our impressive Duck Race wide range of stalls with snacks and promotional gifts. The Fancy Dress Competition for competitors ensures we have a wide variety of characters and plenty of comedy!”

“The event would not happen without our sponsors and for many years we have been able to rely on the support of Maldon Council and Essex County Council – names returning this year include Chelmsford-based Mack Mazda and Mack Mitsubishi plus Benton Hall Golf Club, Three Rivers Golf & Country Club and other local companies. New sponsors this year include First Bus Group, so we will have some great give-aways for both the competitors and visitors.

Local names including regional supplier Margarets Frozen Yoghurts, will be onsite with some tasty treats so there’s lots of sampling and tasting as well as plenty of food, drink and goodies to enjoy.”

He continued “Last year saw over 20,000 people attend the event so we are hoping to raise even more money for the charities.”

Entry is by donation and the team has invested in two huge tv screens to capture every moment plus there are stalls and entertainment during the day – with all the fun kicking off from around 11 am and main event at 12.45pm

The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event in which competitors race to be the first to complete a 400 metre dash over over the bed of the River Blackwater

The race can only take place at low tide when the water is low enough to allow participants to run safely through the water to the opposite bank and back again

This famous event was originally held at the end of December but extremely cold weather in 2010 caused it to be postponed until the following spring. This change of date was such a great success with over 12,000 spectators that the organisers decided to make the change permanent.

The 2015 Maldon Mud Race is planned to take place on Sunday April 26 in Promenade Park Maldon CM9 5JQ

Parking charges apply in Promenade Park but the car parks off the High Street are free on Sundays

More details of Promenade Park here

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