Early birds can catch a discount for a mud-filled day of fun in County Durham.

On Sunday 1st October, the Muddy Mayhem event will see runners tackling obstacle courses at Hardwick Park, a beautiful expanse of grade-two listed parkland near Sedgefield. And those who book early can enjoy reductions on entry fees.

Councillor Maria Plews, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for leisure, libraries and lifelong learning, said, “Muddy Mayhem is always a popular event and from cargo nets to climbing walls, tunnels, freezing open water and lots of other surprises, this year once again promises a real test for everyone taking on our tough 5K or 10K courses.” 

Early Bird Offers for Muddy Mayhem Fun Day at Hardwick Park
The Muddy Mayhem course will include over 40 obstacles

Commenting on Muddy Mayhem, which will this year include more than 40 obstacles, Durham County Council said, “Muddy Mayhem is returning to Hardwick Park, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.” 

“If you loved it last time or are looking for a new challenge, why not enter to test your stamina, agility and strength, or just have some fun.”

Anybody signing up before midnight on Tuesday 31st January will receive a place in the 5K event for £35 or a place in the 10K for £40.

Teams of 10 or more people will receive an additional 10% group-booking discount, making the cost just £31.50 per person if they book before the end of January. 

Early Bird Offers for Muddy Mayhem Fun Day at Hardwick Park

After the end of January, the fees will go up to £42 for the 5K event and to £48 for the 10K.

All participants must be aged 16 or above and should have a reasonable level of fitness. For more information, or to sign up, please go to www.durham.gov.uk/muddymayhem.

Hardwick Park began in the 1750s, when landowner John Burdon created a vast ornamental park. As well as some of the original buildings Burdon erected, the park today includes woodland, a lake and a visitor centre.    

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