Sign up for some muddy good fun

Participants in Mud Pack II
Participants in Mud Pack II

Registration has now opened for The Hospice of St Francis’ Mud Pack III, and already places are being snapped up by local teams and individuals keen to get to get filthy for the Berkhamsted-based hospice.

The adrenalin-fuelled five or 10-mile obstacle course will take place in the stunning grounds of Ashridge House on Sunday October 23.

Mudpackers will swing, jump, climb and wade their way through the 190-acre grounds and woodland of the historic country estate, negotiating wet and muddy obstacles along the way.

This year will feature new obstacles, including a giant superslide, a tunnel challengeand some freefalling, as well as old favourites such as the wall, the skips, hay bales, tyre and log zones.

A team of 12 staff from Tring School have already signed up for the challenge.

Deputy headteacher Sally Ambrose said: “We are so looking forward to getting stuck in at Mud Pack III. We can’t wait to have some fun and take part in the challenge together as a team, while supporting this wonderful local charity.”

Hospice events manager Fran Martin said: “We are so excited about Mud Pack III. With hundreds of participants last year and over £180,000 raised, local people showed us that they love the chance to take on a challenge which is a little out of the ordinary but which delivers huge amounts of fun.

“This year, we have even more fun planned and more fantastic obstacles, but we’ll be springing a few surprises.

“What better way to spend an autumn day than by doing something different in a beautiful location and all for a fantastic cause? Register now to be sure you reserve your space for some muddy good fun!”

Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

See www.stfrancis.org.uk/mudpack