Time to get muddy in Maldon !
The 2016 MALDON MUD RACE will be held on SUNDAY MAY 1
Chairman of the charity that is orgainising this huge Fun day out, Brian Farrington said "This year's race is bigger and better than ever with support from some super businesses in the area - Mack Mazda Mitsubishi will be back with their superb trailer and giveaways plus we hope to be joined by some secret celebrities, a forces extreme team, wild bird display, fun fair and paintball game and much more - we will have huge viewing screens and a celebrity host to judge our entrant fancy dress.
There will be lots for the children including the Duck Race and we aim to raise over £50,000 for local charities - this year's main charities inc Brainwave, Parc, David Randall Foundation, Rob George Foundation, Little Havens Hospice, Maldon CAB, Tim Reeve Charitable Trust and Cinnamon Trust. We will be supporting up to 60 Smaller charities with funds raised on the day."
Fun starts at 10am with The Duck race 1.15pm and the main race at 1.45pm
If you wish to take part you will find details on the Mud Race website
The Maldon MudRace 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 2016 Maldon Mud Race is planned to take place on Sunday May 1 in Promenade Park Maldon CM9 5JQ.
More details of Promenade Park here