300 competitors are leaping and crawling through mud to raise money for charities.
The Maldon Mud Race is a charity obstacle course held in Maldon, England. Dressed in costumes, participants trudge through mud through the low tide of the River Blackwater. Race officials said they’ve distributed nearly $45,000 to multiple charities in 2018.
The race is 400 meters of difficult surprises. Originally held at the end of December, the event used to be held during extremely cold weather. But it began being held in spring starting in 2011.
In May 2019, competitors raised funds for nine charities.
“The day involves nearly 12 months of pre-planning and there are always a few surprises,” the race’s chairman Brian Farrington stated.
“As the event grows, we are expanding our offering to include our Duck Race, Fancy Dress Competition for competitors plus a wide range of stalls with snacks and promotional gifts.”