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1,600 sign up for Staffordshire's muddiest run yet

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

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HAVE YOU signed up for JCB's mud lark?

So far 1,600 people have already signed up for the marvellous but mucky JCB Mud Run which returns this summer as the company continues its support of the NSPCC.

The Mud Run – which began in 2012 – is held over a five-mile course with more than 20 obstacles on land near the World Headquarters in Rocester.

This year's event is on Saturday, July 5 and organisers are confident that more than 2,000 people will take part, and they’re still dreaming up a range of tricky tasks that participants will face.

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A huge mudslide and a 100ft underground tunnel are already confirmed though, as well as monkey bars and swings.

Last year’s event attracted around 1,000 entrants and raised £40,276 for the NSPCC.

JCB Worldwide Marketing Director Matt McClurg said: “This year’s Mud Run is set to be even muddier, trickier and enjoyable than the previous two. The NSPCC is a fantastic cause, and we’re hoping to raise a record-breaking total for them.”

Mud runners, who must be aged 16 or over, will be taken to the course where they will find bag storage and washing facilities. Spectators are welcome, and there will be a mini mud run for children.

JCB Marketing Manager Andy Henderson, who’s taken part in the previous two Mud Run events, said: “It’s harder than you expect, muddier than you expect, but much more fun than you expect, too.”

Entry fees are £45 for individuals or £40 per team member (four people per team). From June 1 it is £55 for an individual or £50 per team member.

Registration must be completed in advance at www.thejcbmudrun.co.uk. The closing date is Friday, July 4. For all the latest JCB Mud Run news find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thejcbmudrun or follow us on twitter @thejcbmudrun.

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