Maldon Mud Race 2014

JOIN IN THE FUN AT THE MALDON MUD RACE ON SUNDAY MAY 25 at 3.30pm

THE MALDON MUD RACE IS NEARLY HERE!!

Competitors and press from all over the world are warming up to join in the fun on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th May at The 2014 Maldon Mud Race, Promenade Park. The event will attract visitors and press from all over Europe, including Italy and Germany.

The event features 300 fund-raising entrants, many of whom will be raising money for local Essex charities including The J’s Hospice. The J’s Hospice is an Essex-wide charity which supports young people, aged 16-40, with life-limiting conditions.

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 Duck Race, Fancy Dress Competition for competitors plus a wide range of stalls with snacks, Lottery and promotional gifts.”

“The event would not happen without the support of our sponsors and for many years we have been able to rely on Wilkins & Sons plus Essex County Council – new sponsors include Chelmsford-based Mack Mazda and Mack Mitsubishi plus Benton Hall Golf Club, Three Rivers, Hoopers Specialist Drinks and other local companies.”

He continued “Last year saw nearly 15,000 people attend the event so we are hoping to raise even more money for the charities. Last year we distributed over £55,000 and we are looking for this to be the best year ever.”

Entry is by donation and the team has invested in huge tv screens to capture every moment plus there are stalls and entertainment during the day and an added attraction this year is Carters traditional steam funfair plus other entertainment for the family including face-painting and some surprise events.

The day's events start at 12 noon with Live singing by Carly Hipson and guest.

  • Duck Race 2.30-2.45pm
  • Fancy Dress 2.45pm
  • Competitor warm up session 3.00pm
  • Competitors assemble on foreshore 3.20-3.30pm
  • Race starts approx 3.30-3.45pm for one hour

Plus further surprises on the day

All times stated are approximate

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 2014 Maldon Mud Race is planned to take place at 3.30pm on Sunday 25th May 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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