Maldon Mud Race 2021



This year's event was originally scheduled for May, later rescheduled for August but has now been cancelled for the second year running due to the Covid pandemic,.

Despite the apparent relaxing of restrictions by the Government, the Mud Race team feel they have no other option left but to cancel the 2021 event and look to 2022.

Chairman of the Maldon Mud Race, Brian Farrington said, “We are so disappointed to cancel with only 4 weeks before the event. Just when we felt we had done everything to ensure the safety of entrants, volunteers, sponsors and spectators, we find ourselves put in a very difficult situation. The continued uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant and the difficulties of social distancing a large event with only a small team really leaves us with no alternative, coupled with uncertainty surrounding factors which are outside the control of the organising committee.

We are devasted to be in this position once again but as with many large events, the health and safety of the public, competitors, sponsors and volunteers must be paramount, and the financial security of future events must be our priority.

He continued, “It’s a huge blow to the many charities we support and of course, the many regular visitors to the area and all the families within the local community who attend will miss this opportunity to see such a great event in their park. But be assured, we will be back on in April 2022 and exciting plans are already underway.

We hope our many supporters will continue to be generous and help fill all the holes left in the budgets of worthy charities by COVID over the course of 2020 and 2021.”

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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.

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