Why should adults have all the fun? Leading sports adventure company Rat Race, who organise ‘The Dirty Weekend’ – the toughest adult obstacle event in the UK – are holding their first ever ‘Young Mucker’ race this year. It’s a chance for 8-15 year olds to get a taste for the muddy run in a fun-sized serving. Young Muckers will complete a 1.5km (8-10 years) or 3km (11-15 years) course, taking in the ‘School Daze’ zone from the ‘Full Mucker’ route, plus some obstacles created just for them.
You can run alongside your children, helping them over obstacles or – if you’re exhausted after your own ‘Full Mucker’ - there’ll be marshals running around the course to urge older children on. All kids get a well-deserved medal, water bottle, chocolate bar and all the kudos that comes with competing and completing the tough, messy fun run.
When/where: 9 May. The Young Mucker race is on Saturday afternoon after the main race has started. The race will be in 2 waves with 8-10’s starting at 2pm and the 11-15’s starting at 2:30pm. The Young Mucker Race takes place at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Price: £20 per child, with £5 from each entry going to Children With Cancer.
Kim Jones is an experienced journalist who has worked at various women's weekly magazines, and now freelances for them and the national papers writing about travel, health and lifestyle. She lives in Cardiff with her partner and their two sons, aged 15 and 11 and loves persuading them all to come away on holidays with her in the family VW camper van.
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