Ready to get PRETTY MUDDY?! Next in our list of #52Things to do before you’re 16 in our Camp Xplode THE ADVENTURERS HANDBOOK is to take part in a muddy obstacle course!

There’s lots to choose from but why not start with a Race For Life Pretty Muddy event. These are great for the whole family, no matter their age or ability. Together, you’ll climb, crawl and slide your way to beating cancer.

If you’re under 13 (and at least 1.2m tall) you can take part in the Pretty Muddy Kids event and join in the fight to beat cancer by climbing over, crawling under, and charging through the course – all in the aid of beating cancer.

The essential info:

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What is Pretty Muddy kids?

Pretty Muddy Kids is a muddy obstacle course specially for children! Held on the same day as the adult Pretty Muddy® events, and featuring many of the same obstacles, they allow children to get in on the fun too! Take a look at some of the obstacles you could be jumping over, crawling under and charging through.

Cancer Research UK Photograph by Richard Walker –

Who can take part in Pretty Muddy Kids?

Children up to the age of 12, who are at least 1.2m tall will be able to take part. Children aged 13 and above can join the Pretty Muddy® events!

Adults accompanying children will run alongside the course, but will not be allowed to take part on the obstacles.

Cancer Research UK Photograph by Richard Walker –

How does Pretty Muddy Kids work?

Each child should needs to have a parent or guardian taking part alongside them. The parent or guardian will go round the course with their child but won’t go over the obstacles (unless needed to assist!). If a child can’t complete an obstacle, they can move on to the next one.

The parent or guardian will have a blank running number, on which they can add the running numbers of up to three children they are looking after on the day.

How far is a Pretty Muddy Kids event?

All of the Pretty Muddy Kids events are approximately 5km.

Obstacle layouts very from venue to venue, but all children get to have a go on the muddy slide at the end.

Cancer Research UK Photograph by Richard Walker –

How do I find my nearest event?

Pretty Muddy events are held all over the UK – find your nearest one here.

It’s all for a good cause

Don’t forget to fundraise!  If you’re struggling to get donations don’t panic, because Cancer Research UK have created some fantastic fundraising packs to help you raise money for your Race for Life event. The packs include everything you’ll need to run a fundraising event, including posters, money boxes and much more. Get yours here.

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We’d love to know about your adventures. What were your best bits? Have you learnt some new skills you can’t wait to tell us about?

Keep checking back on this blog for even more essential things every adventurer should experience before their 16th Birthday!