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Race for Life to launch new muddy obstacle race for children in Ipswich this summer

PUBLISHED: 19:40 04 January 2018

Competitors in the 2017 Race for Life Pretty Muddy event in Trinity Park, Ipswich. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Competitors in the 2017 Race for Life Pretty Muddy event in Trinity Park, Ipswich. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Children are being invited to get muddy for a good cause at a brand new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Children are being invited to get muddy for a good cause at a brand new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Ipswich has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids for the first time at Trinity Park on Saturday, June 23.

Pretty Muddy Kids is an obstacle course designed just for children with scramble nets, space hoppers, mud chutes and muddy pools.

The Race for Life family of events also includes the traditional 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy courses, which thousands of women will take part in at the same venue on the day and the following day, Sunday June 24.

Gemma Turpin, Cancer Research UK’s Ipswich event manager, said: “We can’t wait to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids to Ipswich for the very first time.

“The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and we hope children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and make a splash for Cancer Research UK.

“Race for Life events are not competitive and children can complete the Pretty Muddy Kids course at their own pace - climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. Whether they plan to wade their way through the mud or make a big splash, every muddy step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, half marathon and hiking events that raise millions of pounds every year for the cancer charity.

Last year, Cancer Research spent £49 million in East Anglia on scientific and clinical research.

Gemma said: “Pretty Muddy Kids has all the fun and camaraderie of our much-loved Pretty Muddy events but with an extra dose of muddy fun for the little ones. It promises to be a fantastic event for all the family so we urge people across Ipswich to sign up right now.”

The entry fee for Pretty Muddy Kids is £10.00. The event is open to boys and girls aged from five to 12 years old and there is a minimum height requirement of 1.2m.

All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, who have free entry to the event.

To enter Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.


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